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From contamination to unavailability of water, complaints pile up at Delhi Jal Board as citizens bear brunt of poor grievance redressal mechanism
India

From contamination to unavailability of water, complaints pile up at Delhi Jal Board as citizens bear brunt of poor grievance redressal mechanism

Be it the municipal councillors or the MLAs of Delhi, they point to water issues being one of the topmost problems faced by citizens in the National Capital.

Water has been made more or less invisible in our cities; we tend to take it for granted: Jane Withers
Life

Water has been made more or less invisible in our cities; we tend to take it for granted: Jane Withers

In a conversation with Firstpost, Jane Withers spoke of her relationship with water, the importance of using design to find holistic solutions to environmental problems and of the indigenous systems civilisations of the past used to harness the power of water.

Mission Paani: How Norwegian Embassy in Delhi, NCR hotels bank on rainwater harvesting, treatment plans to conserve water
India

Mission Paani: How Norwegian Embassy in Delhi, NCR hotels bank on rainwater harvesting, treatment plans to conserve water

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi and the hospitality industry in the National Capital Region are showing the way forward on how meticulous planning can help buildings play a crucial role in water conservation

Mission Paani launch event today: News18's awareness campaign could be key in preventing a nationwide water crisis
India

Mission Paani launch event today: News18's awareness campaign could be key in preventing a nationwide water crisis

Mission Paani is the biggest national effort to make water conservation a community-driven movement.

Mission Paani: In parched Chennai, residents shell out fortune for water as crisis brings city to its knees
India

Mission Paani: In parched Chennai, residents shell out fortune for water as crisis brings city to its knees

Rampant unplanned development, deficient monsoon last year coupled with inadequate urban planning has brought Chennai to its knees with the southern metropolis facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres

Piyush Goyal says railways to get cracking on harvesting rainwater at stations, hails Network18's Mission Paani initiative
India

Piyush Goyal says railways to get cracking on harvesting rainwater at stations, hails Network18's Mission Paani initiative

Union minister Piyush Goyal, in a recent interview with CNN-News18, said the Indian Railways would "get cracking" on rainwater harvesting at stations.

Yogi Adityanath says clean Ganga is UP govt’s ‘top priority’, promises piped water to every household in state
India

Yogi Adityanath says clean Ganga is UP govt’s ‘top priority’, promises piped water to every household in state

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that every household in the state will receive piped water within two years.

'Mann Ki Baat' 2.0: Devoid of rival bashing, Narendra Modi connects with grassroots, praises non-BJP states for steps to conserve water
Politics

'Mann Ki Baat' 2.0: Devoid of rival bashing, Narendra Modi connects with grassroots, praises non-BJP states for steps to conserve water

In the first episode of 'Mann Ki Baat' 2.0, he picked up the threads he had left before the nation got consumed in the General Election.

Jal Sahelis: How women across Bundelkhand are reviving water harvesting techniques
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Jal Sahelis: How women across Bundelkhand are reviving water harvesting techniques

700 Jal Sahelis have changed the fate of over 200 villages with their efforts related to water awareness and availability, by reviving water harvesting structures and traditional water bodies through community participation.

India's water crisis: West Bengal on the brink of becoming a parched state in absence of preservation measures
India

India's water crisis: West Bengal on the brink of becoming a parched state in absence of preservation measures

While tankers supply drinking water to the urban areas, rural areas face an acute water crisis.

NGT order to install rainwater harvesting plants in Delhi schools, colleges welcomed; but raises concerns over deadline, safety
India

NGT order to install rainwater harvesting plants in Delhi schools, colleges welcomed; but raises concerns over deadline, safety

NGT's order to install rainwater harvesting systems in all Delhi schools and colleges is being received well by the educational institutions.

Tamil Nadu real estate series Part 4: Rampant construction make realtors richer as water table goes poorer
India

Tamil Nadu real estate series Part 4: Rampant construction make realtors richer as water table goes poorer

Many know little about the extremely worrying consequences of borewells on water recharge areas and buffers which have already been encroached on.

Bengaluru floods: Unchecked urbanisation, pollution led to heavy rains that caused deluge
India

Bengaluru floods: Unchecked urbanisation, pollution led to heavy rains that caused deluge

Heavy rains led to flooding in several parts of Bengaluru, after which drainage water entered the houses in low-lying areas.

Kerala braces for water scarcity as deficit monsoon worries Pinarayi Vijayan govt
India

Kerala braces for water scarcity as deficit monsoon worries Pinarayi Vijayan govt

The monsoon is barely over but a poor southwest rainfall has caused worry amongst the authorities who are scrambling for a solution.

Rajasthan's Kolila Joga village uses rainwater harvesting to turn parched pond into reservoir
India

Rajasthan's Kolila Joga village uses rainwater harvesting to turn parched pond into reservoir

In Rajasthan, youngsters and abled men started digging every day to a turn a tiny pond into a water body that could suffice their needs during the summers.

Lessons from a reborn river: What the water conservation effort in Alwar teaches us
Life

Lessons from a reborn river: What the water conservation effort in Alwar teaches us

The Vaigai River in Madurai has run dry, and efforts to rejuvenate it haven't worked. But is there a lesson to be learnt from Alwar, Rajasthan?

South India's Drought Part 7: Kerala's efforts to revive water bodies bear fruit at grassroot level
India

South India's Drought Part 7: Kerala's efforts to revive water bodies bear fruit at grassroot level

The state government in Kerala is now on such a mission to ensure that future generations are saved from having to put up with such an acute crisis where the availability of water is not a distant dream even when temperatures soar.

Aamir Khan launches second edition of Satyamev Jayate Water Cup; Kiran Rao sings theme song
Entertainment

Aamir Khan launches second edition of Satyamev Jayate Water Cup; Kiran Rao sings theme song

Bollywood super star Aamir Khan advocated water conservation and the need for rainwater harvesting, as he launched the second edition of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup on Tuesday, 3 January 2017, in Mumbai, in the presence of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Marathwada: Where sugarcane juice stalls become the local watering holes
India

Marathwada: Where sugarcane juice stalls become the local watering holes

As the reporters take a break and villagers look forward to rain in Marathwada, I figure it’d be an interesting time to put my hearing to use and eavesdrop for gossip

Rain water harvesting is so easy, why can't Mumbai do it?
Mumbai

Rain water harvesting is so easy, why can't Mumbai do it?

While many Mumbaikars committed the symbolic gesture of not using water during Holi earlier this year, most would agree that there needs to be more concrete steps taken to ensure Mumbai, as a city, is at least partly self reliant on water. What the city therefore needs is an overall water management system that looks ahead.