Hydropower dams can harm coastal areas far downstream

A study in Mexico on four rivers finds that damming rivers has measurable negative …

Human excreta can make good fertiliser, but prejudice and laws stand in way

There is a need for tests and experiments to validate the efficacy of human excreta derived …

Giant Viruses found in water samples from Mumbai

No cause to worry; all viruses are not disease causing

Water storage in reservoirs across South, West worrisome

While precipitation has declined in these regions, usage levels remain the same, disturbing …

New method can help predict reservoir levels three months in advance

Advance warning about likely deficit in reservoir storage could help in water management …

Rocky outcrops: An ecosystem being erased before it's completely discovered

The outcrops, which play a key role in water catchments, are fading out even before they …

Swachh Bharat is now about toilets built, not change in attitude: Experts

At a book launch in New Delhi, sanitation experts say the scheme has defeated the purpose …

Why women's involvement is so vital to water projects' success — or failure

Women have notable but often invisible roles in the economically productive use of water, …

Harare has only 20% of water it needs daily

City council of Zimbabwe capital left with little chlorine to disinfect driking water

These saints put their lives at stake for Ganga and more are lined up

A list of activists who gave up food and water to ensure the river is clean

Dirty Ganga: Funds down the drain in UP

Contrary to government claims, efforts to clean up the drains flowing into the Ganga have …

Saurashtra woes: Policy change on check dams leads to water deficit

In the 1990s, non-profits and farmers themselves built check dams; today, the government …

Bengal's tea belt: 3 lakh voters, but nobody cares about elections

Tea garden workers in Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and North Dinajpur, which go to polls on April …

Political tension doesn’t leave any spotlight for green issues in J&K

Issues like shrinking of glaciers and rivers and water shortage are neither being addressed …

Narmada has been killed in Gujarat, say activists

Members of Vadodara-based non-profit say the river downstream of Sardar Sarovar is now …

Does rural India have enough water to sustain open-defecation free status?

While India is inching closer to being ODF, less than 20 per cent of rural households have …

Look at disasters from a broader perspective, urges new report

It analyses past trends and says India has to be prepared for catastrophes even if they are …

Summer had not even begun when these Indian cities imposed water cuts

Down To Earth lists some prominent cities that have resorted to water rationing in the …

Sewage treatment plants can turn E Coli into superbug

In samples collected from Sabarmati river, two lakes and three effluent treatment plants, …

Water storage in major Indian river basins depleting

More than 60 per cent of the basins contain much less water than average storage over the …

No basic facilities, no vote, say residents of 160 villages

Lack of facilities like electricity, water and roads makes villagers in 14 states boycott …

Kumbh’s over, now God save the Ganga

Kanpur's tanneries, shut down during the pilgrimage, have reopened and are polluting the …