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Preventing The Coming Water Crisis
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Preventing The Coming Water Crisis

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Himalayan towns like Darjeeling, Mussoorie and Kathmandu are going to fast run dry
India

Himalayan towns like Darjeeling, Mussoorie and Kathmandu are going to fast run dry

India has no system to count its climate migrants but ranks fifth among countries most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

Mission Paani: Amitabh Bachchan, Nitin Gadkari among esteemed personalities to be present at News18 initiative
India

Mission Paani: Amitabh Bachchan, Nitin Gadkari among esteemed personalities to be present at News18 initiative

The Harpic – News18 Mission Paani launch event will serve as a window to India's ongoing and worsening water crisis through a series of discussions and interviews with the panelists.

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

Groundwater reserves in Africa maybe more resilient to climate change than thought
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Groundwater reserves in Africa maybe more resilient to climate change than thought

The WHO estimated in 2015 that 319m people in sub-Saharan Africa still lacked access to safe water.

Quarter of the world's population is under extreme water stress, says WRI report
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Quarter of the world's population is under extreme water stress, says WRI report

Consequences like food insecurity and conflict will also be felt in India, which is among the 17 worst-affected countries.

Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce
India

Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce

Recurrent drought in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh has turned the once all-providing summer months into a nightmare for Mawasi tribals, forcing the youth to migrate for livelihood while women walk at least 16 kilometres daily for water

Mission Paani: With 23 out of 30 districts in Karnataka battling drought, Bengaluru stares at looming water crisis
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Mission Paani: With 23 out of 30 districts in Karnataka battling drought, Bengaluru stares at looming water crisis

While Mumbai had a 2005 deluge re-run scare last week and Chennai continues to be parched, Bengaluru is staring at a looming water crisis.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Karnataka political crisis, water shortage in Chennai, FIFA Women's World Cup; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Karnataka political crisis, water shortage in Chennai, FIFA Women's World Cup; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Karnataka political crisis, water shortage in Chennai forces residents to shell out fortunes on tankers, USA wins FIFA Women's World Cup; today's must-read stories

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

As Punjab's groundwater levels drop alarmingly, farmers confront desperate times ahead
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As Punjab's groundwater levels drop alarmingly, farmers confront desperate times ahead

As water tables in Punjab fall, desperate farmers are digging deeper, getting trapped in debt and depleting aquifers. Punjab is warned of turning into a desert state in 25 years. Paddy, biggest water guzzler, sees continued cultivation as agricultural reforms fail.

Mission Paani: Women in drought-hit Vellore come together to recharge wells in a bid to raise groundwater level
India

Mission Paani: Women in drought-hit Vellore come together to recharge wells in a bid to raise groundwater level

Vellore had experienced an exponential rise in groundwater levels during 2017 monsoons, and residents are hoping that a similar good fortune would bring them smiles in October when rains lash the parched district.

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.

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.

In South Asia, agricultural reforms and urban accountability key to water management
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In South Asia, agricultural reforms and urban accountability key to water management

Water problems in South Asia are on the rise due to wasteful flood irrigation, government incentives of free electricity and market incentives. Most important for water management are agricultural reforms and accountability of urban population.

Chennai water crisis: How 'great' teamwork, muddy data enabled poor management and engineered a disaster
India

Chennai water crisis: How 'great' teamwork, muddy data enabled poor management and engineered a disaster

Chennai is overdrawing its ground water 1.85 times. The false sense of plenty is one possible reason why we have managed our water so poorly. But the second possible explanation for poor management is the lack of a good incentive mechanism — either for our politicians or our bureaucracy.

Chennai water crisis: Why provision, while alluring, couldn't slake a growing city's thirst
India

Chennai water crisis: Why provision, while alluring, couldn't slake a growing city's thirst

Quenching Chennai’s thirst by leaning solely on provision is like trying to fill the fabled yaksha’s seventh pot of gold.

Chennai water crisis: Citizens' Day Zero experiences impacted by locality, income and consumption
India

Chennai water crisis: Citizens' Day Zero experiences impacted by locality, income and consumption

In the Chennai water crisis, there are 50 shades of (Day) Zero: your personal crisis depends on where you live, how rich you are and how much you consume

Naveen Patnaik writes to Narendra Modi requesting him to stop Polavaram Project; says will cause ‘permanent injury’ to Odisha
India

Naveen Patnaik writes to Narendra Modi requesting him to stop Polavaram Project; says will cause ‘permanent injury’ to Odisha

'If the project is allowed to be completed before the resolution of all the pending cases, it will cause permanent injury to the interest of the state of Odisha and its people', said Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in a letter to PM Narendra Modi. His letter comes in response to the Environment Ministry's decision to extend the construction of the Polavaram Multipurpose Project. Polavaram Project is an under-construction multi-purpose national project on the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh.

Water crisis in India: Changing cropping patterns, recharging ground reserves imperative to avert disaster
India

Water crisis in India: Changing cropping patterns, recharging ground reserves imperative to avert disaster

Of 91 major water reservoirs in the country, 11 have zero percent storage. Further, almost two-thirds of the country's reservoirs have below normal levels