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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to virtually address 'Har Ghar Jal Utsav' in Goa today
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to virtually address 'Har Ghar Jal Utsav' in Goa today

Ahead of his scheduled address, PM Modi appealed to the people who are passionate about water conservation and environment to join the programme

Explained: How Swiss researchers pulled clean drinking water from thin air with no energy input
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Explained: How Swiss researchers pulled clean drinking water from thin air with no energy input

A group of Swiss engineers and scientists have developed a new method of extracting water from thin air, without no energy input, and no contribution to the greenhouse effect or global warming. When the system hits the market, it is set to help solve the water crises in a number of communities.

‘Save every drop of water’: PM Modi emphasised on water conservation in his monthly Mann Ki Baat broadcast
India

‘Save every drop of water’: PM Modi emphasised on water conservation in his monthly Mann Ki Baat broadcast

Modi stressed on individual and collective efforts, be it the construction of check dams or rain water harvesting

Why water stewardship is key to sustainability in India
India

Why water stewardship is key to sustainability in India

Water Stewardship emphasizes collective accountability and action to ensure that water resources are managed responsibly, sustainably, and equitably

Additional six crore rural households got tap water connections since Jal Jeevan Mission launch, says Centre
India

Additional six crore rural households got tap water connections since Jal Jeevan Mission launch, says Centre

Minister of State for Jal Shakti Prahlad Patel said water conservation is a priority for the government to ensure that the future generation does not suffer

Indian artists design comic strips to raise awareness about water consumption in the fashion industry
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Indian artists design comic strips to raise awareness about water consumption in the fashion industry

With their works, these seven artists have tried to showcase the absurdity of the fast fashion industry, with the hope that viewers will take note, lend a thought to the cause and thus make responsible decisions.

Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi calls for 100-day campaign to clean water bodies, harvest rain water
India

Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi calls for 100-day campaign to clean water bodies, harvest rain water

The prime minister said there is a need to make science more popular across the country and asserted that science cannot be limited to physics and chemistry, and labs

Mission Paani: Bengaluru-based engineer helps revive 10,000 wells to mitigate city's water crisis
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Mission Paani: Bengaluru-based engineer helps revive 10,000 wells to mitigate city's water crisis

Through a YouTube channel, he shares his insights and tries to spread awareness on the proper usage of rainwater and provides tips for rainwater harvesting

Mission Paani: Former army man toils hard to harvest rainwater for rural India, revamp water maps
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Mission Paani: Former army man toils hard to harvest rainwater for rural India, revamp water maps

In cities like Mumbai and Pune and their nearby rural areas, groundwater is no longer an option and they depend on dams and lakes that collect water during the rainy season

Mission Paani Waterthon: Rajkummar Rao highlights looming water scarcity threat
India

Mission Paani Waterthon: Rajkummar Rao highlights looming water scarcity threat

He also added that he would like to be a part of a film made on the cause of water conservation. The Newton actor said that cinema has the power to bring real change, and hopes a director will take a project forward.

Mission Paani Waterthon: Akshay Kumar says hydrotherapy helped his recovery from slipped disc
India

Mission Paani Waterthon: Akshay Kumar says hydrotherapy helped his recovery from slipped disc

Hydrotherapy or aquatherapy is a form of activity performed in water to help with rehabilitation and recovery from hard training or serious injury

Mission Paani: Rooftop harvesting to reviving ponds, how India's communities are conserving water
India

Mission Paani: Rooftop harvesting to reviving ponds, how India's communities are conserving water

Rural communities in some of the drought-prone areas have shown the world that community effort and respect for the natural resource is necessary for conservation

Tanks are silver bullet for India's water woes; why they're disappearing, leaving us more vulnerable to a warming climate
India

Tanks are silver bullet for India's water woes; why they're disappearing, leaving us more vulnerable to a warming climate

A warming climate, bringing fewer rain days and more intense rainfall events in its wake, makes the role played by tanks even more critical.

Maharashtra's Jalyukt Shivar scheme had little impact on increasing groundwater levels, finds CAG study
India

Maharashtra's Jalyukt Shivar scheme had little impact on increasing groundwater levels, finds CAG study

A sum of Rs 9633.75 crore was spent on the scheme, a flagship programme of the Devendra Fadnavis government (2014- 19) that sought to make Maharashtra a drought-free state

At Bengaluru's Byramangala lake, amid pollution and lack of structural support, a novel farming system flourishes
India

At Bengaluru's Byramangala lake, amid pollution and lack of structural support, a novel farming system flourishes

Removed from the urban dialogue on climate change as well as the media gaze, farmers and herders around Bengaluru's Byramangala lake tackle pollution and landlessness.

Mumbai's burgeoning water needs leave nearby villages parched; city's wasted and free supply more than Nagpur's daily need
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Mumbai's burgeoning water needs leave nearby villages parched; city's wasted and free supply more than Nagpur's daily need

The preferential treatment for cities over rural areas is not just limited to Mumbai. It is a common practice across Maharashtra. A November 2015 report had exposed the stark rural-urban divide, revealing the cities in the state get 400 percent more drinking water than villages even though 55 percent of Maharashtra is rural.

Anna Hazare's village shows Swedish scientists a way to deal with their water problems
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Anna Hazare's village shows Swedish scientists a way to deal with their water problems

Storsudret receives alot of rainwater but the challenge is to collect and store it to last the summer.

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

Halfway through monsoon, 72 of 100 major reservoirs in India record below-normal water storage; Gujarat, Maharashtra worst-hit
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Halfway through monsoon, 72 of 100 major reservoirs in India record below-normal water storage; Gujarat, Maharashtra worst-hit

The scenario is particularly worrying in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The basin storage in Tapi, Sabarmati, and rivers of the Kutch and Godavari are "highly deficient", the data revealed.