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  • 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.

  • UN-Habitat launches global debate on wastewater management

    UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr Joan Clos has announced the launch of a new global consultation on wastewater management and water quality for the post-2015 development agenda.

  • An ATM that dispenses water, changes rural lives

    A solar-powered ATM, the branchild of Piramal Foundation, that dispenses clean drinking water is changing the lives of many in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

  • 2012 torch-bearer: Young scientist makes water-purification device

    At an age when most of the girls are just about done with playing with barbie, a 14-year old high school student of Indian origin in the United States has come up an innovative device to kill bacteria in water.

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.