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  • Devastating drought hits western India

    Thousands of villages in western India are suffering their worst drought for 40 years. Satara in Maharastra has not had a Govt water supply for decades.

  • PM at India Water Week 2012

    Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said India has nearly 17 per cent of the world's population with only four per cent of the world's usable fresh water.

  • HSBC Water programme - WaterAid in India

    HSBC India Country Head Naina Lal Kidwai visited a Delhi slum to learn about the work WaterAid has been doing to provide safe water.

  • India's barefoot water scientists

    Water science may seem hard to grasp, but farmers threatened by drought & climate change learnt to monitor water supply for irrigation.

  • Israel, India to tie up for water projects

    The Israeli Government is reported to be exploring a possible partnership with a Gujarat-based company in the field of water management.

  • Millions in daily battle for water in India

    In Mumbai, considered India's business hub, many local families lack adequate water supply and finding it is a daily struggle

  • Waterwalla project: Selling water in India

    Entrepreneur & innovator Colin H. Scaife talks on clean water for India at i7 Summit in Paris during October 12-13, 2011.

  • Tatas help ease water shortages

    Tata Motors, Tata Power and Tata Chemicals take on the challenge of easing the acute water shortage in rural areas in partnership with the villagers.

  • Water security in north-east India

    In Sikkim, some 80% of farmers get water from springs rather than rivers. But lack of rainfall and deforestation mean water is now a scarce commodity.

  • World Bank senior economist on India's water security

    Smita Mishra analyzes roles of World Bank and Indian Govt in providing reliable, sustainable and affordable drinking 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.

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