Unsustainable Water Management
Neha Singh
Monday, 25 May 2020 / Published in Blogs
“Water water everywhere  Nor any drop to drink”                                      – The Rime of the Ancient Mariner   The above-given couplet by Coleridge explains the thoughts of a thirsty sailor who is surrounded by nothing but seawater. It is ironic how these lines perfectly describe the everyday life of the residents
World Water Day
Himanshu Shukla
Friday, 20 March 2020 / Published in Blogs
On World Water Day, now more than ever it is important we turn to our ancestors and see how ancient water conservation was practiced. We humans have destroyed many water conservational resources due to our own greed. There are many examples from India which shows how people practiced sustainable water conservational techniques.  There was a time when having ponds and wells was common, but as time passed people started practicing agriculture on these lands or built new infrastructure instead. This meant the water catchments had no place
International Action Day for Rivers
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 13 March 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
The day was 14th March 1997 in Curitiba, Brazil. Tension had been building up since the 1970s. Environmentalists, human rights activists, indigenous people, fishermen and socialists alike were all tired of large dams. For all these people, dams became a symbol of destruction and corruption. It displaced communities and destroyed land and aquatic natural ecosystems. Anti-dam movements started becoming a global phenomenon. However, a lot of these movements were successfully thwarted.  Did this discourage these activists groups?
Clean Water
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Monday, 24 February 2020 / Published in Blogs
I don’t think it is controversial to say that clean water needs to be accessible to the whole world. The United Nations (UN) has an entire sustainable development goal (SDG), clean water and sanitation, dedicated to making this a reality. However, the facts around SDG 6 are quite depressing if you compare the number with the world’s population  785 million people don’t even have access to basic drinking water   700 million people
Drip Irrigation
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 17 February 2020 / Published in Blogs
Drip Irrigation for Better Water Management Climate change is no longer a myth and its effect can be seen everywhere. The sector which has been drastically affected by this is agriculture. Many farmers face water management problems due to scarcity of water. Efficient usage of water plays a key role in getting good yield from