World Water Day: Cities of joy

Last year, the South African city of Cape Town averted Day Zero, but the threat has not …

Two-third of the world population lives in water-scarce areas

WaterAid report warns of the threats of growing water scarcity across the globe

Antibiotic resistant bacteria found in river water

Banaras Hindu University researchers collected samples at 5 ghats on the Ganga in Varanasi

Cape Town invites public comments on draft water strategy

Says the strategy will ensure the city is more resilient to future natural droughts

Drought, but why: Several districts in peril every year

Despite 40 years of efforts and huge resource allocation, drought continues to hit the same …

Pollution in Ganga harming riverbed sediments too, says study

Human waste and toxic effluents cause deficit of dissolved oxygen in the river’s most …

How India and Pakistan are competing over the mighty Indus river

It is time all countries in the Indus basin acknowledge their dependence on each other and …

Ensure development doesn’t go against the flow of Himachal rivers, activists ask govt

Activists staged a dharna and sent a 10-point memorandum to the CM demanding clean and free-…

Two more Pune rivers set to get makeovers

Questions arise if this will only be a cosmetic makeover or one that will affect the rivers&…

Kumbh is fine but why not clean the Ganga all the time?

'Govt can ensure proper flow if it desires, and thus ensure a clean river'

Dams in central Western Ghats affect catchment of perennial rivers: study

The researchers found that large scale activities are eroding the ecosystem by studying the …

Uttarayan shows the way to address urban water scarcity

Rainfall deficit can be a challenge as well as an opportunity. By constructing rainwater …

More toxic sludge than fresh water produced from desalination

That is the conclusion reached by the first global assessment of the desalination sector&…

CAG reports once again flag inconsistencies in central irrigation programme

CAG indicts government for including irrigation projects and schemes under Accelerated …

Rise in salinity threatens Gangetic river dolphin habitats

Researchers find no dolphins in areas where salinity crosses 10 parts per trillion

Water birds on the rise, but it is not all good news

Expert speaks to Down To Earth on the findings of Day 1 of the Asia Water bird Census

UP village demanding compensation for riverine erosion stops fast

The residents of Kamhariya in Sitapur district had been on a 48-hour hunger strike, …

Water in major reservoirs of 10 states below 2017 levels: CWC

Water levels 22% below the average of last decade

‘Make green clearance mandatory for inland waterways’

Over 50 experts and concerned citizens write to Harsh Vardhan, Union environment minister, …

Rewind 2018: Is India’s head above water?

Here’s a lowdown on how India struggled to get its act together as its groundwater …

Ganga equally polluted in pre- and post-monsoon phase: CPCB report

Prepared in June this year, the report was declassified recently

For free flow, Ganga gets a plethora of regulations

Here’s an analysis of the government’s proposed Ganga Bill in comparison to the …