When Money Does Grow on Trees

Gauging the economic value of an ecosystem can save it from degradation. But proper yardsticks need to be used without getting carried away by numb...

Regenerating sholas and grasslands

These students know that in the valleys of the high Nilgiris, the sholas hold on to rainwater like a sponge and release it through the year.

A Panel Discussion on 'Wastewater: a curse or an untapped resource?'

Wastewater recycling can address the twin problems of water pollution and scarcity in the city.

Tamil Nadu Revives Ancient Community De-Silting Of Lakes, Tanks

'Kudimaramathu' is a practice where farmers have to remove weeds and deepen the lake to ensure proper supply of water for irrigation.

Maharashtra goes Doha for water

How the inexpensive Doha model of groundwater recharge is saving the livelihoods of farmers in Maharashtra. Doha is a low-cost, eco-friendly water ...

Learning from Mahatma Gandhi’s insights on economic democracy

Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas on gram swaraj and his thoughts on economic democracy through creative localisation could well be the new launch pad to crea...

Kerala fights drought with recharged wells

The simpler systems under the well-recharging programme can be installed with around Rs. 5,000, and there is government support of varying degrees ...

Fauna returns to Ameenpur lake

“Every water body from the past should be treated as a heritage body.”

Go local, be water secure

With committed citizen groups working with the local government it is possible to preserve heritage and be water sufficient.

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