River revived: MGNREGA bring Palakkad women to water conservation forefront

India’s largest group of women well diggers and a unique river conservation movement

Every fifth child faces water scarcity globally: Unicef report

More than 155 million children in South Asia live in areas with high or even extremely high …

Nearly 3 years since campaign, only 5% public ponds free of encroachment in Bihar

State government was supposed to make 9,044 public ponds free of encroachment under its Jal …

Reverse migration: How MGNREGA has raised Barmani’s water table

People in Sidhi district now farm 10 months a year; even those who had quit farming are …

Secure from drought: How MGNREGA changed lives in Bandlapalli

The village from where the scheme was launched in India, has remained untouched by …

The chase and the change: Let’s look back at 15 years of MGNREGA this World Water Day

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act has shown what it can achieve by …

Polavaram project: Andhra high court stays eviction, demolition in affected areas

At least 15 villages in two districts of the state have been demolished since 2016

India exported 3,850,431 litres of water since 2015, mostly to China: Govt

Water being exported even as government has not been able to meet its own targets for …

Flourishing juliflora a drain on Ethiopia’s water resources

The invasive plant species consumes 3.1 to 3.3 billion cubic metres of water per year in …

Panchayats to spend Rs 1.42 lakh crore on water and sanitation

Spend 60% grant on water and sanitation: 15th Finance Commission recommends to rural local …

Jal Jeevan Mission Urban launched in Union Budget 2021-22

An outlay of Rs 50,011 crore was announced for the urban and rural water supply scheme, …

Good monsoon pushes up Bihar groundwater level

All 38 districts in the state recorded an increase

One in three large American rivers has changed colour in the last 34 years: Study

Most rivers in the United States appear green or yellow possibly due to human activities

Global Eco Watch: Drying Sea of Galilee swells after years of drought

Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology

Bihar may introduce licences for borewells

The state is planning to introduce several measures, including making prior permission …

Water on Wall Street: Finally, humanity can bet on the future price of water

Chicago-based CME Group launched contracts in September and trading began December 7

IISc researchers devise new wastewater recycling system

The new wastewater treatment and recycling system has saved 180,000 litres in a …

Treat sanitation as public good: UN at launch of hygiene fund

The initiative aims to accelerate funding to countries with the heaviest burden of diseases …

High fluoride content in Khordha, Nayagarh groundwater

Children are at higher risk from contaminated drinking water

Injuries sustained while fetching water ‘hidden health challenge’: Study

Burden and risks associated with fetching water have been overlooked, says study authors

WWF identifies 100 cities, including 30 in India, facing ‘severe water risk’ by 2050

These cities would have to build ‘resilience’ if they were to manage such …

Live storage increased 165% in 123 reservoirs during monsoon

This is 87 per cent of the total live storage capacity of the 123 reservoirs