Water policies in India: Past and present
How has the National Water Policy in India evolved over the years? Read these FAQs.
Effective policymaking is one of the key principles to achieve good governance (Image Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
FAQs on water pumping and distribution for residential buildings
Who doesn't enjoy a constant, smooth flow of water at home? While local utilities provide water through their pipeline network, pumps are used to push the water stored in overhead tanks. Also, residential buildings use pumps to deliver water to your households. Know more about pumps through the FAQs below.
Pumps used in residential buildings (Image: Propertygeek)
Understanding landslides
What are landslides, what are their causes and what are the steps that can be undertaken by communities to reduce their impacts, and at the policy level to prevent them from happening?
Landslides can destroy property and lives. A landslide in Himachal Pradesh (Image Source: Sridhar Rao via Wikimedia Commons)
FAQs - Plastics and their environmental impacts
Plastic pollution is a major contributor in the production of greenhouse gases and the quickening pace of climate change.
There is a need to encourage the development of sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics (Image: Peakpx)
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)
Healthy soil, crucial for agriculture in India
How is soil formed? What is healthy soil? 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, as monsoon sets in
While the monsoon threatens to trigger vector borne diseases, what should we know about vector borne diseases? Read these frequently asked questions.
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)