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July 15, 2024 Kritsnam where engineering meets hydrology, founded by K. Sri Harsha focuses on developing accurate, easy to install, temper-proof, and weather-proof smart water metering solutions to deal with the growing water crisis in India.
An AI generated image, highlighting water shortage and use of tankers to provide water but water being wasted when available (Image Source: Praharsh Patel)
July 2, 2024 Community governance for groundwater management
Jasmine on the fields as part of the groundwater collectivisation agreement at Kummara Vandla Palli village, Sri Satya Sai District. (Images: WASSAN/Swaran)
June 13, 2024 The rising trend of abandoning open wells for borewells in Chikkaballapur and Annamayya districts, and the potential negative consequences of this shift.
Borewell proliferation may dry up open wells (Image: FES)
May 19, 2024 The surprising connection between Wikipedia, beaches, and your water bottle.
A top down image of a lush green forest in a sacred grove in Meghalaya (Image created by: Sreechand Tavva)
May 15, 2024 बेहिसाब भूजल दोहन भूकंप के खतरे को विनाशकारी बना देगा। हाल फिलहाल के दो अध्ययन हमारे लिए खतरे का संकेत दे रहे हैं। एक अध्ययन पूर्वी हिमालयी क्षेत्र में भूकंप के आवृत्ति और तीब्रता बढ़ने की बात कर रहा है। तो दूसरा भूजल का अत्यधिक दोहन से दिल्ली-NCR क्षेत्र के कुछ भाग भविष्य में धंसने की संभावना की बात कर रहा है। दोनों अध्ययनों को जोड़ कर अगर पढ़ा जाए तस्वीर का एक नया पहलू सामने आता है।
भूजल का अत्यधिक दोहन
May 12, 2024 Rethinking community engagement in the Atal Bhujal Yojana
Towards sustainable groundwater management (Image: IWMI)
Meter, Measure, Manage: Engineering a data-based approach for water conservation
Kritsnam where engineering meets hydrology, founded by K. Sri Harsha focuses on developing accurate, easy to install, temper-proof, and weather-proof smart water metering solutions to deal with the growing water crisis in India. Posted on 15 Jul, 2024 03:35 PM

The recent water crisis in Delhi starkly underscores the looming water challenges faced by major Indian cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Mumbai. This situation reveals the anarchy prevalent in water resource management and governance. While the Delhi government and neighboring states engage in a blame game, water sector experts remain united.

An AI generated image, highlighting water shortage and use of tankers to provide water but water being wasted when available (Image Source: Praharsh Patel)
From scarcity to sharing: How farmers are managing groundwater in Rayalaseema
Community governance for groundwater management Posted on 02 Jul, 2024 03:34 PM

May 2024 has shattered many global temperature records on land and in the oceans. It was no different, as parts of India recorded some of its harshest temperatures.

Jasmine on the fields as part of the groundwater collectivisation agreement at Kummara Vandla Palli village, Sri Satya Sai District. (Images: WASSAN/Swaran)
Decommissioning of open wells: Is all well in the villages?
The rising trend of abandoning open wells for borewells in Chikkaballapur and Annamayya districts, and the potential negative consequences of this shift. Posted on 13 Jun, 2024 09:07 PM

In recent years, there has been a notable trend towards overdependence on groundwater for irrigation in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka and the Annamayya district of Andhra Pradesh. The transformation in the region has been marked by a growing number of cases where farmers are drilling borewells as a response to the declining water table over the years.

Borewell proliferation may dry up open wells (Image: FES)
Spatial variations of water poverty determinants in Maharashtra
This study from Maharashtra underlines the importance of exploring intra-district variations among components of water poverty to aid in local-scale policy-making for better water resource management. Posted on 27 May, 2024 10:09 AM

Poverty and water scarcity: The linkages

Local level water poverty assessment important for better water resource management (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Importance of water for shared prosperity
From scarcity to sustainability: Tackling global water challenges Posted on 25 May, 2024 04:36 PM

Access to safe drinking water and sanitation, reliable water-supply for agriculture and industry, and protection against droughts and floods are essential for human and economic development, says a World Bank report “Water for shared prosperity” released recently at the 10th World Water For

Water for all (Image: Davide Restivo, Wikimedia Commons)
How do your everyday choices impact the world's resources?
The surprising connection between Wikipedia, beaches, and your water bottle. Posted on 19 May, 2024 08:41 PM

What do forests, air, and groundwater have in common?

A top down image of a lush green forest in a sacred grove in Meghalaya (Image created by: Sreechand Tavva)
Irrigation dominated areas and the risk of gall bladder cancer in Bihar
This study found that increase in well and canal irrigated areas was associated with a rise in the gall bladder cancer cases in Bihar due to presence of cancer causing contaminants in irrigation water. Posted on 19 May, 2024 03:13 AM

Rising gall bladder cancer in India

Groundwater irrigation and the risk of gall bladder cancer in Bihar. Image used for representation purposes only (Image Source: India Water Portal
Atal Bhujal Yojana: Bridging ambition with reality
Rethinking community engagement in the Atal Bhujal Yojana Posted on 12 May, 2024 09:24 AM

As Amol Singh Yadav, a folk artist hailing from Dasania village in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, stood up to sing his song about the Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABY), one could imagine how ambitious and potentially transformative the ABY scheme is for the management of groundwater at the community level.

Towards sustainable groundwater management (Image: IWMI)
Ecosystem-based approach to water management: Key to Karnataka’s water future
What is the ecosystem based approach to water management? How can it help in solving the water woes of states in the Deccan Plateau? Posted on 08 May, 2024 03:14 PM

The looming water scarcity in the Deccan Plateau states

An ecosystem based approach to water management (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Shaping river policies with updated environmental flow methods
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 01 May, 2024 09:30 AM

CWRDM to formulate implementing a revised approach to environmental flow calculations

Water necessary to maintain the ecological integrity of rivers (Image: pickpik)
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