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How Are Disappearing Forests Creating An Impact On Water Cycle?

How Are Disappearing Forests Creating An Impact On Water Cycle?

By Shilpa Singh Forests represent the feminine principle in ‘Prakriti’, i.e., pure nature. They have been worshipped as Goddess ‘Aranyani’ in Hindu literature. People have also considered forests as the ‘mothers’ of rivers and given significant importance to the...

Review: Arcadis Report – Sustainable Cities, Water Index

Review: Arcadis Report – Sustainable Cities, Water Index

By Col. Bhaskar Tatwawadi (Retd.) ARCADIS Design and Consultancy for Natural and Built Assets has published a Sustainable Cities Water Index recently. The report examines which cities are best placed to harness water for future success. The premise of the report is...

Sustainable Development Goals, Sanitation, And Sewage Surveillance

Sustainable Development Goals, Sanitation, And Sewage Surveillance

By Col. Bhaskar Tatwawadi (Retd.) Sustainable Development GoalsThe Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address global challenges, including those related to...

Sewage Surveillance And COVID-19

Sewage Surveillance And COVID-19

The global water sector mobilizes to investigate the use of wastewater surveillance of the genetic signal of SARS CoV-2 as an indicator of the distribution of COVID-19 in communities. By Col. Bhaskar Tatwawadi (Retd) Sewage Surveillance and COVID-19 Monitoring in...

Urban Water Sector Reforms In India

Urban Water Sector Reforms In India

By Shilpa Singh The literature shows that water policies and reforms in India have evolved slowly from custom, religion, and written codes. The Laws of Manu in Hinduism provide indications of the water laws from ancient history. Water was considered indivisible. Kings...

Safe Water On Tap – Supply During COVID-19 Pandemic

Safe Water On Tap – Supply During COVID-19 Pandemic

It is important to assure consumers/ citizen that the water on tap supplied by the respective water utility remains and shall continue to remain of the same quality as it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. By Col. Bhaskar Tatwawadi (Retd) The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...

Effects Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Our Water Supply

Effects Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Our Water Supply

While paying tributes to the phenomenal efforts of our corona warriors, the article focuses on a few aspects of water supply during this period of economic despondency. By Col. Bhaskar Tatwawadi (Retd) IntroductionThe COVID-19 pandemic with its roots in Wuhan; China,...

Vital To Establish Policies That Build A Sustainable Economy

Vital To Establish Policies That Build A Sustainable Economy

On June 5, World Environment Day is celebrated, the annual event that promotes action in favor of the environment and its conservation in a sustainable way. This time, the main theme is biodiversity. By Pablo Collazo Environment Day constitutes a global platform to...