70-80% Indian farmers depend on groundwater; solar irrigation inadequate to change crop choices: Report

Policies favouring growth of staple water-intensive cereal crops in different states have …

Alarm bells ring as groundwater levels dip in 10 districts in Bihar during monsoon

Nearly 48 per cent rainfall deficit till date in state

Ayodhya airport expansion and discharge of water from Coca-Cola factory put villagers in a fix

Villages drowning after rains due to airport expansion while polluted water destroying …

Watered down: Almost half of India’s rivers still remain polluted; here is why

India has mostly focussed on cleaning only major rivers; most states have recently started …

Empowered by water: Women’s quality of life improves with household access to water supply

Women can save time to find avenues of additional income 

Can quick-fix solutions address India’s growing water woes?

Non-profits and civil society organisations are increasingly opting for quick-fix solutions …

Is open defecation back in India?  

The latest WHO-UNICEF data shows at least one-sixth of India’s rural population still …

Over 50% of world population to face water shortages by 2050: FAO urges countries to prepare for it

With agriculture contributing to 70% of freshwater consumption, agrifood systems thus …

Reservoirs in India face water crunch as monsoon progress remains poor

Depleting water levels in reservoirs will have a direct bearing on the sowing and …

Lancet study finds link between antibiotic resistance genes, water and sanitation

Water and sanitation interventions are needed to block transmission of antibiotic …

Unsafe WASH behind 395,000 deaths of children under 5 in 2019: WHO report

Most WASH-attributable deaths were reported from the WHO African and South-East Asia …

Tamil Nadu’s Namakkal has some solutions for India’s rising water woes

Rooftop collection systems, percolation tanks and check dams were constructed to capture …

Mizoram’s Chite Lui River is crying for help

Chite Lui River is in danger as it turns into a dumping ground in Aizawl. Citizens’ …

The heat is on: Reservoir, groundwater levels dip in Bihar amid high temperatures, poor pre-monsoon

Bihar has recieved 99% less than normal rains during the first week of June

Meghalaya: How the ‘abode of clouds’ ran out of water

Many people have been on the receiving end of prolonged water scarcity, with Meghalaya …

Obituary: Manoj Misra will always be remembered for his work on the Yamuna

Manoj Misra, convenor of Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan, who was suffering from COVID-19, died on June …

India’s first census of waterbodies is a much awaited one but experts question the methodology; here is why

There is confusion regarding the definition of waterbodies used; there are also …

Drying trends recorded in more than 30 Indian lakes: Study

In about 100 large lakes, climate change and human water consumption were identified as the …

Aquatic animals will grow larger, not shrink in size, in warming waters: Study

The findings contradict the theory that aquatic animals such as fish will shrink due to …

Familiar discourse: Here is why the New York City UN water conference was mostly old hat

The world met to discuss the burgeoning water crisis after nearly half a century; but …

Water crisis not due to of lack of resource, but mismanagement: Union minister at CSE conference

The minister was speaking at the 2023 Policy and Practice Forum, an international gathering …

Kerala’s water budget can help tackle shortage issues: Experts

Budget prepared based on the availability and consumption of water in the state for …