Water contamination and pollution - A growing challenge for health and biodiversity
Contamination and pollution of water is on rise in India. Here is all the information you need to know on the causes and effects of water contamination and pollution.
Poisoned waters of the Yamuna (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Ramsar sites in India
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has designated 49 wetlands in India to be protected from degradation. These FAQs answer all your queries regarding the Ramsar sites in India.
Deepor Beel is a freshwater lake in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr links)
Soil erosion threatens agriculture in India
Soil erosion is major environmental problem in India. What is soil erosion and what are the factors affecting it? Read these FAQs to know more.
Healthy soil for agricultural production (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Everything you want to know about drinking water
What is safe drinking water? What is the state of drinking water in India?
Safe drinking water, avaluable resource (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Embankments in Bihar: The inapt and futile defence against floods
Embankments in Bihar have failed miserably against flood protection. Take a look on these frequently asked questions (FAQs) on why they failed and what are the possible solutions to floods in Bihar?
An embankment in Madhubani after a week of repairing (Source: Santosh Yadav via IWP Flickr albums)
Controlling epidemics, in the midst of a pandemic!
While the monsoon threatens to trigger vector borne diseases in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, what should we know about vector borne diseases?
Mosquitoes, deadly killers in disguise! (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
FAQs: Faecal sludge and septage management
There is a need to adopt safe practices in collection, transport, treatment of septage and faecal waste, and appropriate options in disposal or safe reuse of treated black water.
Empty faecal sludge drying bed (Image: Lars Schoebitz)
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Jal Jeevan Mission
All you need to know on Jal Jeevan Mission, a time-bound mission-mode programme that was launched in 2019 to provide water to all by 2024.
Women benefit the most, when potable water reaches straight to their homes (Image: Shree Padre via IWP Flickr photos)
Watershed Management Compendium
This compendium by Dr Mihir Kumar Maitra answers all questions that will be of great use to practitioners engaged in both engineering and management aspects of watershed management in the field.
Watershed management in India (Image Source: India Water Portal)
FAQ – Sediment management
A river is a body of flowing sediment as much as one of flowing water. Here’s all you want to know about sediment in action in rivers.
A river becomes a checkerboard of water and silt. (Image: Ashok Boghani, CC BY-NC 2.0, Flickr Commons)
When water kills
What are waterborne diseases and why are they important? Here is all the information that you need to know waterborne diseases better.
Waterborne diseases is a serious health problem in India. (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Dealing with droughts
There are many reasons why we see more droughts in India these days. Here is all the information that you need to know droughts better.
India will see more droughts in the future. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - Mangroves
What are mangroves and why are they important? Here is a simple Q&A to understand the mangrove ecosystems in India better.
Mangroves of the Sundarbans. (Source: Nature Environment & Wildlife Society - NEWS)
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - Grasslands
What are grasslands and why are they important? Here is a simple Q&A to understand the grasslands in India better.
Shola grasslands, Kudremukh National Park, Karnataka (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)