Should Rights for Rivers Be on the Agenda for the 2019 Elections?
While acknowledging that recognising the rights of rivers is necessary, would it also be sufficient to bring about the ethics of caring for them?
Farm ponds that dot parched Marathwada may deplete groundwater in the long run
Farm ponds can lead to privatization of water by a few, and when dug on a large scale, these schemes ignore the carrying capacity of the watershed.
Number crunching helps farmers manage water
“They realise that groundwater is a common resource, not private property, and hence requires collective action,”
Transitioning to Sustainable Development Goals for Water
In dryland areas, falling groundwater levels may be causing working handpumps and borewells to go dry, requiring large capital expenditure.
Chennai’s complicated relationship with its dying rivers, as chronicled by artists
“This kind of art can make people come to the river, not take it to be just a dirty river but something that you would want to come and see. "
How Borewell Restoration Is Helping Farmers Repay Their Loans
"In areas where several borewells tap the aquifer, ... we try to convince the whole community to opt for recharge."
Their Will, Their Way
Pune citizens come together to save their water resources, show ways to use water sustainably.
The incentive problem behind groundwater overuse in India
Deeper wells do not just hurt the environment but can also increase the cost borne by farmers.
Water conservation fee: improving or increasing the crisis?
Merely imposing a cost to curb the growing extraction is not enough.