• There are numerous newspapers reports nowadays on how the Ganga is cleaner, on how air pollution is at two-decade lows and how many of us are waking up to hear more

  • An unexpected COVID storm in the midst of the redrafting of the National Water Policy is an opportunity to recognize clean water as being integral to public health

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  • A day ahead of the expected nationwide singe-use plastic ban, I might sound silly saying this. In the 1967 movie, The Graduate, the career advice to the young man was clear, “One word. Plastics.”

  • An interesting common point made in both the BJP and Congress manifestoes of 2019 has been the creation of a separate water ministry.
  • The end of Nov 2018 saw the National Green Tribunal (NGT) impose fines on the Chief Secretary of Delhi and Delhi Jal Board for not implementing a plan for the use of treated water from sewage treatment plants. In the same order, the NGT has...

  • The renewable energy mission of India is amongst the most ambitious in the world. Most discussions on the shift from thermal generation to renewable energy, focus on the benefits of emissions reduction. While emissions reduction is indeed needed, this blog looks at the impact of...

  • The recently published NITI Aayog Composite Water Resource Management (CWRM) index is a comprehensive overview of States on practices of water resources management. The index is aimed as a useful tool for States to assess and improve the performance in efficient management of water resources....

  • Pre-monsoon showers have just started in Mumbai bringing cheer and the kind of freshness that can be experienced only once a year. Naturally, it is also a time of the year when discussions on water scarcity and water conservation take a backseat. So, we decided...

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