How corruption encourages illegal fishing on Lake Victoria

By encouraging illegal fishing to continue, corruption is undermining the comanagement …

Renewable energy and the fight over Guatemalan rivers

The movement to liberate rivers by dismantling unauthorised dams along rivers that …

Reluctant to upgrade

Textile dyeing units would rather extract groundwater than treat and recycle wastewater due …

Crisis in the Himalayas: Nearly 50% perennial springs in the region have dried up

Known as the Earth's water tower, drying up of springs at such scale will not only affect 60%…

These 5 states suffer from groundwater exploitation but packaged drinking water plants don't feel a pinch

7,426 licenses have been given to packaged drinking water plants in AP, Gujarat, Karnataka, …

Namami Gange: PM-led body fails to meet even once

Government wants to clean Ganga by March 2019

By 2050, 115 million may face food insecurity due to reduced water level in Ganga

In the summers of 2015 and 2017, domestic water supply in the northern Indian plains was …

Sub-Saharan Africans spend 60 hours a year finding a private place to defecate

The state of sanitation is deteriorating in Sub-Saharan Africa, with countries switching …

Now, activists seek personhood rights for a fifth river

An amicus brief was submitted to the Constitutional Court of Colombia on August 9 calling …

Goa won't approach SC on Mahadayi Tribunal order

The State Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar reportedly said that fearing an adverse …

East Africa 77 years behind schedule for achieving universal access to sanitation

At current rate of progress, universal access to safely-managed sanitation, aim of the …

Shimla suffered from excessive rainfall that won’t solve its water woes

The whole Himachal Pradesh got 500% more average rainfall within a day than it normally does

New sensor developed to measure sea surface temperatures

Developed by scientists at the Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology & …

1.2 mn schemes meant to supply drinking water to all couldn’t do it

The latest CAG report says the country might not meet the SDG goal as well with its current …

‘Tar balls’ spread along South Gujarat coast

The presence of the lumps of solid crude mean there has been an oil spill in the area

People must be told that Ganga water is even unfit for bathing: NGT

The court is of the opinion that common people should be informed about the impacts of …

Lake found on Mars by scientists

The underground lake is about 20 kms wide and is on Mars’ southern ice cap

Close to 90% projects under PM's flagship irrigation scheme remain incomplete

These 8,214 projects, launched between 2009-10 and 2014-15, should have been completed …

All alien invasive species are guilty until proven innocent

The dogma that invasive alien species should be eradicated is now suspect

This idea helped rescue a city of 3.8 million from a water crisis

When water shortages loomed in Chennai, India, one man’s campaign to conserve …

7.5 billion and counting: How many humans can the Earth support?

Data suggests that the Earth can support at most one-fifth of the present population, 1.5 …

Problem in paradise: Water crisis deepens in Ladakh amid surge in tourists

Dry taps and tube wells and a possibility of a prolonged water crisis is casting huge …