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Due to climate change, more than 1.2 billion people can be displaced in next three decades, finds report
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Due to climate change, more than 1.2 billion people can be displaced in next three decades, finds report

A total of 141 countries are going to face at least one ecological threat by 2050 and regions of sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa are likely to face the largest number.

Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights
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Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights

WaterAid commissioned 10 visual artists from across the Global South to interpret the far-reaching impact access to clean water and decent sanitation has on people’s lives and the role these vital basics play in the realisation of other human rights

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hand washing is recommended but where is the water to wash my hands?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Hand washing is recommended but where is the water to wash my hands?

Regions facing water problems, contamination and inefficient management are wondering where the water to maintain this hygiene will come from.

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

World Food Day: It takes 21lt of water to produce a chocolate bar, how water-wise is your diet?
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World Food Day: It takes 21lt of water to produce a chocolate bar, how water-wise is your diet?

The second highest food group in terms of contributing to water-scarcity was fruit at 19 percent.

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.

As Maharashtra floods yet again, residents of a village in Kolhapur gather what remains of their lives
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As Maharashtra floods yet again, residents of a village in Kolhapur gather what remains of their lives

Memories of the 2005 Maharashtra floods haunt the residents of Kavathesar village in Kolhapur district. While some await their return to their homes, others go back to starting their lives from scratch.

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

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.

Mission Paani: At least 300 lakes in and around Delhi have dried up due to rapid, unchecked urbanisation
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Mission Paani: At least 300 lakes in and around Delhi have dried up due to rapid, unchecked urbanisation

The teenagers seldom think of the fact that they are standing at the bottom of what was once 700-year-old Satpula lake.

Mission Paani: Centuries-old water conservation practices in Nagaland ensure sufficient supply for daily use, agriculture
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Mission Paani: Centuries-old water conservation practices in Nagaland ensure sufficient supply for daily use, agriculture

While water retention is a very difficult task in hilly regions, the northeast experiences extreme flooding in the monsoons and water scarcity during many of the non-rainy months.

Day not far when potable water will be rationed resource, warns Jal Shakti Ministry; predicts 'Day Zero'-like situation for 17 states
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Day not far when potable water will be rationed resource, warns Jal Shakti Ministry; predicts 'Day Zero'-like situation for 17 states

'Day Zero' literally means a situation when the government is forced to shut off the taps and strictly ration water for public and industrial use

Uttar Pradesh’s Raksail faces acute water shortage, MLA asks hapless villagers to ‘wait for rain’
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Uttar Pradesh’s Raksail faces acute water shortage, MLA asks hapless villagers to ‘wait for rain’

Raksail village in Sidharthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, is facing such acute water shortage. Earlier, the villagers were supplied water through tankers under Kapilvastu Jal Shodh Yojana but it has been years since the villagers last saw the tankers as the Yojana was discontinued. A fact worth noting, however, is that the district has a history of being affected by floods every year, due to incessant rain, causing the increased water level in the river.

Farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Banda change cropping patterns, restore ponds to make profits despite persistent drought
India

Farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Banda change cropping patterns, restore ponds to make profits despite persistent drought

Ten years ago, the Union government had approved a special package of Rs 7,266 crore for implementing drought mitigation strategies in the Bundelkhand region.

Severe water crisis in Uttar Pradesh's Gopipur leaves bachelors in Chitrakoot's parched village without brides
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Severe water crisis in Uttar Pradesh's Gopipur leaves bachelors in Chitrakoot's parched village without brides

Gopipur village has seven hand pumps, installed by the government long ago, but not a single one of them works.

Pragya Singh Thakur joins BJP workers in protest in Bhopal against power cuts, water shortage in Madhya Pradesh
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Pragya Singh Thakur joins BJP workers in protest in Bhopal against power cuts, water shortage in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur joined BJP workers in a protest against power cuts in Madhya Pradesh, carrying placards that read 'Janata mombatti mai, sarkar masti mai'.

World Environment Day 2019: 600 million Indian people are facing acute water crisis
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World Environment Day 2019: 600 million Indian people are facing acute water crisis

The rainfall in the basins of southern peninsula & central India has been declared “deficient" & "large deficient".

IMD says no relief anytime soon as India reels under intense heatwave; temperature surpasses 50°C in Rajasthan's Churu again
India

IMD says no relief anytime soon as India reels under intense heatwave; temperature surpasses 50°C in Rajasthan's Churu again

India suffers the brunt of a lengthy heatwave every year before the monsoon arrives. There have been over 6,000 heat-related deaths in the country since 2010.

Rising temperatures are melting the Himalayan ice, will affect the drought buffer
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Rising temperatures are melting the Himalayan ice, will affect the drought buffer

Each summer, Himalayan glaciers provide water to 221 million people from India to Kazakhstan who suffer from droughts.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Voting on Delhi’s water crisis — the matter of time and scale
India

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Voting on Delhi’s water crisis — the matter of time and scale

If those that are most affected by lack of water do not care to vote for its proper management, the future looks bleak.

Govt note warns of severe water crisis in India in next few years, calls for curbs on over exploitation of rivers, ground water
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Govt note warns of severe water crisis in India in next few years, calls for curbs on over exploitation of rivers, ground water

The government not says that by 2025, water availability per person in India will decline significantly and lead to a water-stressed condition across the country.