Conservation - Reducing Water Usage

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April 1, 2024 Tackling India's water crisis: A blueprint for agricultural water efficiency
Women working in the field in India (Image: IWMI Flickr/Hamish John Appleby; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)
March 25, 2024 Best practices and tips to reduce water consumption from Bangalore.
Saving every drop counts (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
May 16, 2023 For achieving real water saving through micro irrigation, a mechanism for water regulation and allocation is essential
Use of micro irrigation technology does not automatically result in a reduction in water consumption (Image: Anton: Wikimedia Commons)
April 25, 2023 पल्थरा एक छोटा सा आदिवासी गांव है, जो मध्यप्रदेश के पन्ना जिला मुख्यालय से करीब 35 किलोमीटर दूर जंगल में है। यहां समुदाय ने आगे बढ़कर जल प्रबंधन का काम अपने हाथ में ले लिया है और यहां न केवल वर्तमान में नल-जल योजना का सुचारू संचालन हो रहा है, बल्कि भविष्य में पानी की दिक्कत न हो, इस पर भी ध्यान दिया जा रहा है। यहां हर घर में नल कनेक्शन है।
जल प्रबंधन में आदर्श गांव बनने को तैयार है पल्थरा
January 1, 2023 Results show the impacts of agricultural productivity boosts in India can be highly heterogeneous
Buckingham canal near Kasturba Nagar, Adyar (Image: India Water Portal)
December 25, 2022 A study develops a prototype method by employing the remote sensing-based ecological index
rigorous post-implementation monitoring and impact assessment of assets is needed (Image: UN Women)
Water in agriculture: Navigating the nexus of efficiency, innovation, and collaboration
Tackling India's water crisis: A blueprint for agricultural water efficiency Posted on 01 Apr, 2024 05:11 PM

India is widely acknowledged as one of the most water-stressed countries globally, exacerbated by the stark reality that it hosts 17% of the world's population but possesses only 4% of the world's freshwater resources.

Women working in the field in India (Image: IWMI Flickr/Hamish John Appleby; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)
Sustainable solutions: Meghalaya's Water Conclave 2024
The conference concluded with the adoption of the Shillong Declaration, outlining key principles for sustainable water management and ecosystem preservation in hill regions. Posted on 01 Apr, 2024 11:00 AM

The Meghalaya government in February 2024 hosted its first International Water Conclave 2024 in Shillong. The gathering involved the engagement of diverse experts, scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders, exchanging insights and ideas pertaining to water management. The conference, emphasising knowledge sharing and learning, is slated to become an annual event.

Umiam lake, Shillong (Image: Vikramjit Kakati; Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 4.0)
Erring and recovering from water woes
Water chronicles: Navigating through scarcity to security Posted on 25 Mar, 2024 10:34 PM

In 2015, I found myself at a hutment in Mekaniyon ki Dhani, near Pachpadra, Barmer. It was late June, and my work had taken me to this nearly barren land of sandy soil. Just the view of this landscape makes one thirsty. Naturally, the most precious resource in this terrain is water.

A tanka covered with Khejri branches (Image: Swaran V)
A new perspective on water conservation for startups in Indian agriculture
Beyond the surface: Understanding water use in agriculture Posted on 25 Mar, 2024 05:44 PM

How do you save water? By using less of it? It sounds simple, but defining water use is more complex. Is it the amount of water drawn from the ground or piped supply for crop irrigation? Or is it the water consumed by the crops themselves to grow?

Drip irrigation in use (Image: IWMI Flickr)
Managing our domestic water demand
Best practices and tips to reduce water consumption from Bangalore. Posted on 25 Mar, 2024 08:54 AM

With the current water scarcity in Bangalore, we are seeing a lot of attention on the supply disruption. As the city prepares itself to tackle the shortage, we need to understand that our consumption has also gone up. We have collected some practical tips adopted by different apartments in the city to reduce water usage: 

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Saving every drop counts (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Water security amid climate challenges
Fourth Jalagam Workshop, Jhansi, stresses on individual and collective efforts as key to achieve water security amidst challenges of climate change Posted on 15 Mar, 2024 09:29 AM

S M Sehgal Foundation, in collaboration with DCB Bank and NIRDPR (National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj) as the knowledge partner, held the fourth and final workshop of ‘Jalagam’, the Capacity Building and Experience Sharing series in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, on March 14, 2024.

Charkhari talaab in Bundelkhand (Image: India Water Portal)
Livelihoods India Summit 2023 - January 17-18, 2024, New Delhi
In its 14th year of execution, the Livelihoods India Summit 2023 organised by ACCESS will be held on January 17-18, 2024 at New Delhi.
Posted on 10 Jan, 2024 12:49 PM

Livelihoods India was initiated in 2010 as a national level initiative to bring together diverse stakeholders on a single platform to discuss critical issues that impede and afflict the livelihoods of the poor.

Citizens in coastal Karnataka join hands to revive their water bodies
News updates this fortnight Posted on 05 Jan, 2024 06:08 PM

Citizens from coastal towns of Moodbidri and Karkala in Karnataka have joined hands to revive their water bodies

Tanks of Karnataka. Image for representation purposes only (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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Maharashtra village overcomes its water woes through collective action
News updates this fortnight Posted on 16 Nov, 2023 02:22 PM

Maharashtra village overcomes its water woes through collective action

Collective effort for water conservation. Image for representation purposes only (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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