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  • '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.

  • Earth, Moon have a common water source!

    A new research in the United States has found that the water found on the moon, inside its mantle, came from primitive meteorites, the same source thought to have supplied most of the water on Earth.

  • Vital drip: Using discarded saline bottles to irrigate fields

    Ramesh Parmar, a small farmer in Rotala village in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, has devised a simple, inexpensive and effective way of drip irrigating crops.

  • Now, charge your cellphone with just a spoonful of water

    To the billions of mobile phone owners, this news would be like manna from the sky! A team of researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden has developed a new technique where one can charge a mobile without electricity.

  • Water politics plagues IPL season 6

    A controversy has erupted on whether Maharashtra, which is battling one of its worst droughts in the past four decades, should be hosting several of the matches in three of its stadiums.

  • Ganga returns to its sluggish, dirty state

    The river will soon return to pre-Kumbh state of being, a cocktail of partially treated industrial effluent and sewage, lacking freshwater.

  • Barefoot women handpump mechanics of Bundelkhand

    As one enters Rampura block of UP's Jalaun district in Bundekhand region, there is a magnificent canal brimming with water that glistens like a polished mirror under the mid-day sun.

  • In parched Bundelkhand, a few become change-makers

    Ramvati, Leelavati, Meera and Prema are part of a group of 140 Jal Sahelis, who are setting the agenda for the use and conservation of water, a precious natural resource that dominates the life of the average Bundelkhandi woman.

Nine of the 10 worst global risks are linked to water

Water is one of the world’s gravest risks, according to the Global Risks Report published earlier this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos. And the situation is actually worse than it might seem at first glance.