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April 7, 2024 Advancements in smart irrigation: IoT integration for sustainable agriculture
Enhancing efficiency through sprinkler irrigation (Image: Rawpixel; CC0 License)
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 22, 2024 Our role in decentralized water management to solve water crisis in cities.
Sunil Mysore talking about his inputs on solving the water crisis in cities
February 14, 2024 The event underlined the need to create a skilled workforce with multi-skilling abilities, embodying the concept of a one-stop-shop and service, particularly relevant for the organised sector.
The release of the reports prepared under the Jal Kaushal Project, led by the JustJobs Network and funded by Arghyam (Image: Arghyam)
February 5, 2024 Navigating sustainable development in the wake of legal battles and environmental challenges
The heavy rains and landslides in 2023 have highlighted the city's inability to bear the burden of additional population (Image: Vincent Desjardins; CC BY 2.0 DEED)
October 20, 2023 A holistic approach to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives
Shantilata uses a cloth to filter out the high iron content in the salty water, filled from a hand pump, in the village Sitapur on the outskirts of Bhadrak, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha (Image: WaterAid/ Anindito Mukherjee)
Role of irrigation in improving farm efficiency in tribal villages of Eastern India
This study found that irrigation, mainly surface irrigation played an important role in improving farm efficiency among farmers, but was only accessible to farmers living in the plains. Posted on 13 Apr, 2024 03:21 PM

Agricultural productivity continues to be low in South Asian economies such as India. For example, the average paddy production per hectare in India is 3590 kg, which is much lower compared to 6686 kg per ha.

Paddy cultivation in India. Image for representation purposes only (Image Source: Pranamika Pathak via Wikimedia Commons)
New-age solutions for Bangalore’s water crisis
Charting a path towards sustainable water management in Bangalore: Strategies for resilience, equity, and innovation Posted on 10 Apr, 2024 04:27 PM

The unprecedented water crisis gripping the city of Bangalore demands urgent attention. With soaring temperatures, acute water shortages and district-wide drought declarations, the gravity of the situation cannot be overstated. Projections indicate an increase in water demand of approximately 800 million litres per day (MLD) by 2031.

Bengaluru faces unprecedented water crisis (Image: Rawpixel; CC0 1.0 Universal)
Exploring smart irrigation: Drip and sprinkler systems
Advancements in smart irrigation: IoT integration for sustainable agriculture Posted on 07 Apr, 2024 09:05 AM

Irrigation, vital for agriculture, involves supplying water through artificial means like pipelines and sprinklers. It enhances crop yields, accounting for 17% of global agricultural land and 40% of cereal output. India, with limited resources, irrigates 64.7 million hectares, enabling multiple harvests.

Enhancing efficiency through sprinkler irrigation (Image: Rawpixel; CC0 License)
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)
Clean water for all
How SEEDS India's community projects are making a difference Posted on 22 Mar, 2024 12:54 PM

As the world commemorates World Water Day 2024 with the theme “Water for Peace”, the focus is once again on the critical issue of water accessibility and sustainability. In India, a nation with a staggering population of over 1.3 billion, the challenge of ensuring clean water for all is particularly acute.

TerraFilter, Cachar, Assam (Image: Siddharth Behl)
The Onus is on us
Our role in decentralized water management to solve water crisis in cities. Posted on 22 Mar, 2024 10:36 AM

World Water Day 2024 couldn’t have a better timing, at least for Bengaluru, which is facing one of the worst water crisis in its history, and there is no respite in sight at least for a few more months. We need more discussions and focus on water now, and not just from sector experts but from every user of the resource.

Sunil Mysore talking about his inputs on solving the water crisis in cities
NGT orders response on Chennai’s Chitlapakkam lake encroachments
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 19 Mar, 2024 06:09 PM

NGT seeks accountability for Chitlapakkam lake encroachments

Chitlapakkam lake, Chennai (Image: Destination Infinity, Wikimedia Commons)
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