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River Revitalization: How Exactly Do Trees Help?

In this series on rivers, the Rally for Rivers (RfR) team throws light on the larger river problems in India and the world and share what they have been doing to address them through collaborative projects across India. By Rally for Rivers This extract from the Rally...

Water Inequality: How Do We Bridge The Gap?

By WaterAid India My work took me back to Bihar in May this year. Coincidentally, it was during last May that I had visited Gaya and met with families badly affected by fluoride contamination. It was the turn of deadly arsenic this time. We were in a village in...

Building Green Cities

Many cities are turning to green infrastructure solutions that utilize nature’s ecosystem services in the management of water resources and associated climatic risks. By Robert C. Brears Green infrastructure is a strategically planned network of natural and...

The Tailored Water

By Robert C. Brears Water is a key component of local and national economies with the resource often a key input in a variety of industrial value chains. As industrial demand for water increases the sector needs to increase its water productivity. A failure to do so...

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By Robert C. Brears With rising demand for water, energy, and food, leading cities and water utilities have created synergies between the water-energy-food nexus sectors while reducing trade-offs in the development of a green economy. Water-Efficient Urban FarmsKansas...

Advanced Water And Wastewater Treatment Systems

By Frost & Sullivan With rapid urbanization, availability of good-quality water is becoming scarce. Adding to that pressure is increasing population and pollution. The world population is increasing by 80 million each year, growing to be globally water-scarce by...

Ground Level Reflections From High-Level Panel Initiatives

By Amy Syvrud, IWC for the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) As an initiative to support the now-concluded High-Level Panel on Water (HLPW), ‘WaterGuide’ policy dialogues were held with four countries to share Australian expertise and experience in water scarcity and...

The State Of National Rural Drinking Water Programme

By WaterAid India In August 2018, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) came out with a comprehensive performance audit report on the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) for 2012-17. While the civil society and non-profit organizations working...

Climate Resilient Water Resources Management

By Robert C. Brears The effects of climate change are beginning to impact water quantity and water quality across the globe. However, there is no single action or strategy that any government can implement to ensure a community is resilient to climate change-related...