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  • 'India, Mid-East to face greater water stress than other regions'

    An increased demand for fresh water will hit certain regions harder than others and water conservation technologies and practices will have an increasingly important and unavoidable role in water-use planning, research by US-based Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has said.

  • Gujarat farmers: Robbed of water

    In 1999, when thousands of displaced people were protesting the construction of Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada, farmers in Gujarat’s drought-prone areas were a happy lot. They dreamt of the green revolution the dam would usher and the prosperity it would unleash. Now, the canal gives them nightmares.

  • 668 mn more people risk water scarcity on global warming

    The ill-effects of global warming could further increase the number of people without access to water across the world, a new study has warned.

  • Stockholm Statement calls on the UN for SDG on water

    The United Nations has been urged to put special emphasis on water and set a dedicated goal on water when it considers the post-2015 global development agenda.

  • Greenpeace prods global inventors for green pump

    Greenpeace has thrown an interesting challenge before the world's designers, inventors, tinkerers and students and asked them to develop a sustainable solution for irrigation in rural India.

  • World Water Week: Leaders seek more global cooperation

    The World Water Week opened in the Swedish capital Stockholm with global leaders calling for strengthened cooperation over water.

  • Blue technologies to fight the water crisis

    Industry experts, water purifier companies and civil society groups talk about buyers expectations, market-centric strategies and future trends in household water purifiers for rural areas.

  • 'Lack of water likely to intensify conflicts between nations'

    The world stares at a risk of rising disputes and conflicts as pressures grow on the available water resources, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned.

  • Now, Indian-origin scientist purifies water with fruit peels

    A scientist of Indian-origin in Singapore has come up with the world's first water purification technique that uses just peels of apples and tomatoes to remove different types of pollutants in water.

  • Ensuring water everywhere, even in the Thar desert

    Across hundreds of villages that dot Jalore, Barmer and Jaisalmer districts, located in the heart of the Thar desert in Rajasthan's Marwar region, generations of women have been burdened with the daily ordeal of water collection.

Why forests should take centre stage during the water decade

Only a tiny fraction of national biodiversity plans consider the impact of forests on water supply, and only a fraction of national water plans place ecosystems at their centre.