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The Fury Of 2020 Urban Indian Floods

The Fury Of 2020 Urban Indian Floods

By Pushpendra Johari The frequency and intensity of rainfall-induced floods have increased in recent years. It’s not the usual monsoon rainfall patterns anymore. The monsoon's vagaries have raised alarming concerns on the flood risks in various cities, especially in...

Smart Water For Smart Cities

Smart Water For Smart Cities

By Dennis Abraham Thazhamon Smart water is the solution smart cities have been working on to control and prevent the waste of water. Water conservation is necessary for smart cities to exist and function efficiently. Smart water solutions are growing as they give...

India’s Union Budget 2021-22: The First Step To Realize SDG-6

India’s Union Budget 2021-22: The First Step To Realize SDG-6

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman Addressing a Post-Budget Press Conference, in New Delhi on February 01, 2021. The Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Singh Thakur, and Other Dignitaries were also...

Safe Water For All In India For Achieving UN SDG Goal 6.1

Safe Water For All In India For Achieving UN SDG Goal 6.1

By Ravindra Sewak United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goal 6.1 puts safe drinking water atop the global water agenda. However, what does “safe” and “sustainable” mean, and how do we deliver it, prove it? India, 163 million people, face a daily struggle to...

Water: A Tale Of The Two Worlds

Water: A Tale Of The Two Worlds

By Col. Bhaskar Tatwawadi (Retd.) A well-meaning water professional posed a question on a professional social media platform: “What could drive the global water industry? His own answer was: Scarcity, infrastructure investment, and disruptive deregulation.” He...

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...