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Delhi's reserves of water are drying up, could bring 'Day zero' by 2020: NITI Aayog
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Delhi's reserves of water are drying up, could bring 'Day zero' by 2020: NITI Aayog

The capital is losing water from its surface reserves as well as underground.

Maharashtra drought plan focusses heavily on compensating farmers, but jobless farm labourers have to fend for themselves
India

Maharashtra drought plan focusses heavily on compensating farmers, but jobless farm labourers have to fend for themselves

There's an urgent need for the state government to take employment schemes like MGNREGA to drought-affected areas soon to prevent mass migration of farm labourers to urban areas

Two-third of the world, much of India to face water scarcity, stress by 2025: Expert
science

Two-third of the world, much of India to face water scarcity, stress by 2025: Expert

Organisations are working to improve sanitation, provide treated surface water at Re 1/L in response.

Sugarcane emerges as likely culprit in drought-hit Marathwada; growing cultivation of cash crop depleted groundwater
India

Sugarcane emerges as likely culprit in drought-hit Marathwada; growing cultivation of cash crop depleted groundwater

Sugarcane requires 2,500mm of water and rainfall in Marathwada is between 500-700mm. The remaining 80 percent of water has been pumped out of groundwater for years now, causing a depletion of groundwater level so much that there is no water left to pump out, say experts

BMC announces 10% water cut in Mumbai till further review, after a 15% drop in city's water reservoir levels
India

BMC announces 10% water cut in Mumbai till further review, after a 15% drop in city's water reservoir levels

Against the demand of supplying 4200 million litres of water everyday, the civic body supplies 3,800 million litres of water to the people of the mega city and from Thursday, it will reduce supply of 380 million litres of water everyday.

India's water future threatened by the combined effect of climate change and rising demand
India

India's water future threatened by the combined effect of climate change and rising demand

Given India’s rising population, wealth and accordingly, water use per capita, by 2030, India’s overall water use could easily double.

India's water crisis: Lessons from Madurai, a city that adopted tanks and suffered after abandoning them
India

India's water crisis: Lessons from Madurai, a city that adopted tanks and suffered after abandoning them

Understanding why Madurai, like every other city in India, has built over its water bodies like tanks and canals illuminates how we got to the mess we are in

India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
India

India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village

In an effort that earned him the moniker of the "Dashrath Manjhi" of his district, Nayak not only resolved the problem of water scarcity in his village, but also provided his people with cleaner water than what was available to them earlier.

India's water crisis: In Rajasthan's Bhilwara, residents lock barrels to prevent theft; govt says pipelines too costly
India

India's water crisis: In Rajasthan's Bhilwara, residents lock barrels to prevent theft; govt says pipelines too costly

The groundwater level in Rajasthan has been dropping at an alarming rate, according to an assessment by the Ministry of Water Resources .

India's water crisis: Parched Odisha villagers start informal barter system to cope with trying times
India

India's water crisis: Parched Odisha villagers start informal barter system to cope with trying times

Water-starved villagers in Odisha have started an informal “barter system” in which not money or commodities but precious drinking water is lent by surplus households to those in dire need in times of emergency. Such is the state of affairs in this coastal state reeling under a water crisis, more so in the western and southern parts.

'Bombay is under water and Delhi has no water': Supreme Court pulls up Centre, Delhi govt for looming water crisis
India

'Bombay is under water and Delhi has no water': Supreme Court pulls up Centre, Delhi govt for looming water crisis

The Supreme Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the Centre, the Delhi government and their civic bodies for not taking any step to tackle the "serious problem" of groundwater depletion

Delhi to see 15-20% increase in water availability within two years, govt will roll out several projects: Arvind Kejriwal
India

Delhi to see 15-20% increase in water availability within two years, govt will roll out several projects: Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the AAP government has prepared a blueprint through which water availability will be increased to the affected areas.

UAE to tow icebergs from Antarctica for water: 2020 project estimated to cost $50-60 million
World

UAE to tow icebergs from Antarctica for water: 2020 project estimated to cost $50-60 million

A United Arab Emirates (UAE) firm has launched an official website for a project to tow icebergs from Antarctica to the UAE coasts during the first quarter of 2020 "to leverage them as new sources of water in the region".

Shimla water crisis: Situation eases after water supply increased to 28 million litres per day; protests continue
India

Shimla water crisis: Situation eases after water supply increased to 28 million litres per day; protests continue

The acute water shortage plaguing Shimla for the past 15 days eased marginally on 2 June after the supply was increased to 28 MLD per day

Agra hit by acute water shortage as groundwater depletes; activists demand cleaning of Yamuna
India

Agra hit by acute water shortage as groundwater depletes; activists demand cleaning of Yamuna

With the Yamuna totally dry and a fast depleting water table, the citizens of Agra are facing an acute water shortage.

Cape Town's water crisis and lessons for Bengaluru: Resource management is the answer
Life

Cape Town's water crisis and lessons for Bengaluru: Resource management is the answer

While Cape Town has reduced its demand for water, the solutions for Bengaluru's problem lie in using alternative techniques, such as sewage treatment | #FirstCulture

The Iceman of Ladakh: How Chewang Norphel's 'artificial glaciers' improved the region's water woes
Life

The Iceman of Ladakh: How Chewang Norphel's 'artificial glaciers' improved the region's water woes

A chance observation helped civil engineer Chewang Norphel come up with a solution for Ladakh's acute water shortage. A photo essay:

UN Secretary General warns of 'chronic or recurrent' lack of clean water by 2050
World

UN Secretary General warns of 'chronic or recurrent' lack of clean water by 2050

Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned that by 2050, global demand for fresh water is projected to grow by more than 40 percent.

Delhi's water crisis to ease as Haryana resumes supply of capital's share from Yamuna
India

Delhi's water crisis to ease as Haryana resumes supply of capital's share from Yamuna

The water shortage in the national capital will considerably ease on Wednesday with Haryana "resuming" supply of Delhi's share of water from the Yamuna.

Delhi's water shortage crisis to ease by Wednesday afternoon: Manish Sisodia
Politics

Delhi's water shortage crisis to ease by Wednesday afternoon: Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia said that Haryana's chief secretary has "assured" the Delhi government that water supply in the Yamuna would be "back to normal" soon.