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Bihar floods: Fear of dengue outbreak looms over Patna; health dept denies waterlogging to blame for spike
India

Bihar floods: Fear of dengue outbreak looms over Patna; health dept denies waterlogging to blame for spike

On Saturday, 85 patients — all hailing from Patna city or the district — tested positive for the dreaded disease.

Bihar floods: 1,400 villages in 15 districts affected; locals blame dysfunctional infrastructure as health dangers loom large
India

Bihar floods: 1,400 villages in 15 districts affected; locals blame dysfunctional infrastructure as health dangers loom large

The flooded areas of Patna are now facing the threat of diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya.

Chennai water crisis: Way ahead could encompass decentralised sewage treatment, solutions matching pain with gain
India

Chennai water crisis: Way ahead could encompass decentralised sewage treatment, solutions matching pain with gain

If by some miracle, the population shrank, our water bodies were restored, our economic model changed, and citizens voted for water management — the Chennai water crisis would vanish.

Ganga water quality has worsened due to untreated sewage, govt should have prioritised clean-up project, says chief of NGO
India

Ganga water quality has worsened due to untreated sewage, govt should have prioritised clean-up project, says chief of NGO

Sankat Mochan Foundation, which has been monitoring the quality of the Ganga water for over three decades, found in its latest study that levels of faecal coliform bacteria had risen substantially, while levels of dissolved oxygen had dropped.

Dal Lake in distress: Kashmir's iconic attraction is facing a slow death by sewage as politicians look the other way
Politics

Dal Lake in distress: Kashmir's iconic attraction is facing a slow death by sewage as politicians look the other way

Though the Jammu and Kashmir government claims it makes all efforts to preserve the Dal Lake in Srinagar, there is little proof of effective implementation on the ground of cleanup projects.

Sewers could be making the water quality of India's great Ganges river worse
News & Analysis

Sewers could be making the water quality of India's great Ganges river worse

The urgency to invest, not only in sewers, but in the treatment of sewage has never been greater.

Conservancy workers' two decade-struggle highlighted in photo series by Sudharak Olwe
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Conservancy workers' two decade-struggle highlighted in photo series by Sudharak Olwe

Conservancy workers — manual scavengers employed with urban municipalities — clean (often with their bare hands and few or inadequate tools) excreta and other waste, blocked sewers and drains. Since January 2017, one person has died every five days, on average, while cleaning sewers and septic tanks across the country

Pakistan General Election goes 'down the drain' as Karachi politician lies in a puddle of sewage to ask for votes
India

Pakistan General Election goes 'down the drain' as Karachi politician lies in a puddle of sewage to ask for votes

To highlight the unhygienic sewage system in his locality, a candidate from Karachi decided to ask for votes by sitting in a puddle of sewage water.

Sewage cleaning robots were such a success in Kerala that five more are coming to the state
News & Analysis

Sewage cleaning robots were such a success in Kerala that five more are coming to the state

The startup was among the participants of the two-day Huddle Kerala conclave, which concluded here 7 March as their stall at the expo drew much attention.

After Cape Town, Bengaluru set to face major water crisis: Atrocious state of Bellandur Lake a result of apathy by authorities
India

After Cape Town, Bengaluru set to face major water crisis: Atrocious state of Bellandur Lake a result of apathy by authorities

In the 1970s, Bengaluru boast of about 285 lakes; today there are just a little over 190, most of which are polluted with raw sewage.

Fight against nitrogen pollution in the environment could soon witness a paradigm shift
News & Analysis

Fight against nitrogen pollution in the environment could soon witness a paradigm shift

The task force was named Indian Nitrogen Group (ING) which has experts to review the problem of pollution posed by reactive nitrogen.

Damage to Yamuna floodplains: NGT directs Delhi, Uttar Pradesh govts to remove debris in three weeks
India

Damage to Yamuna floodplains: NGT directs Delhi, Uttar Pradesh govts to remove debris in three weeks

NGT has directed Delhi and UP government to remove the debris lying on flood plains of Yamuna, noting indiscriminate dumping of waste is a direct source of pollution

Niagara Falls: Foul-smeling sewer sludge turns water black; alarms businesses, tourists
World

Niagara Falls: Foul-smeling sewer sludge turns water black; alarms businesses, tourists

The water near the base of Niagara Falls turned an alarming shade of black before tourists' eyes.

Thousands march barefoot in Nainital to raise awareness, save depleting Naini lake
India

Thousands march barefoot in Nainital to raise awareness, save depleting Naini lake

Thousands of people silently marched barefoot on Mall Road in Nainital to raise awareness and invite government action to save the hill station's iconic Naini lake

MCGM must upgrade ALM movement to attract 'new' generation, revive community participation
Mumbai

MCGM must upgrade ALM movement to attract 'new' generation, revive community participation

If the MCGM doesn’t bring in a fresh perspective in the concept of ALM’s and doesn’t restart a fresh dialogue with its citizens using innovative methods and motivated staff, the day is not far when Mumbai will lose its spirit

NGT ruling on Bellandur Lake: Election in 2018 puts ruling Congress under greater pressure
India

NGT ruling on Bellandur Lake: Election in 2018 puts ruling Congress under greater pressure

Wednesday's ruling by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru came as a huge boost to various civic organisations and activists, citizen forums and resident associations fighting for the lake’s right to breathe

Researchers develop method to convert ordinary sewage into biocrude oil
News & Analysis

Researchers develop method to convert ordinary sewage into biocrude oil

It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil.

What a stink! 70% of urban India’s sewage is untreated
India

What a stink! 70% of urban India’s sewage is untreated

There are four years left for the government target of ensuring all Indians use toilets, but in urban India alone, no more than 30% of sewage generated by 377 million people flows through treatment plants.

Extreme pollution leads to mounds of toxic foam overflowing from Bengaluru lake
India

Extreme pollution leads to mounds of toxic foam overflowing from Bengaluru lake

Toxic foam overflowed from Varthur lake in Bengaluru due to excess pollution and spilled on the road causing traffic disruption.