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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...

Saving Ocean – Saving Water

Saving Ocean – Saving Water

"Our majestic oceans have covered 70 percent of Earth’s surface with approximately 80 percent of oxygen being produced from the incredible and wide range of marine species and aquatic plants. Also, ocean water absorbs about 30% of carbon dioxide produced by the humans...

The Importance Of Water Sustainability And How To Achieve It

The Importance Of Water Sustainability And How To Achieve It

Despite perennial water woes, India can become a water-secure nation by using smart technology combined with traditional water conservation means. By Anup Kumar Tripathi As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, a perennial problem has been temporarily pushed to the...

Let’s Reshape And Redesign Our World In A More Sustainable Way

Let’s Reshape And Redesign Our World In A More Sustainable Way

"The recent crisis which impacted the entire world has brought several dramatic changes to the environment from the past 2 months with a steep fall in global carbon emissions. We have to now explore how - as per our conscious low consumption practices - we can ensure...