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Latest Articles in water scarcity

Bangalore Has Lowest Access To Piped Water Amongst 15 Global South cities: Study

According to ‘Unaffordable and Undrinkable: Rethinking Urban Water Access in the Global South' report, out of 15 cities, India’s Bangalore is the second city which has the lowest access to piped water after Karachi from Pakistan.

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India Is Not Quite In Deep Waters Yet

Depleting groundwater will lead to a yawning gap in demand and availability of fresh water by 2030. Is India’s profligate society on a self-destructive mode?

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Not A Drop To Drink Anymore

By 2030, India’s water demand is projected to be twice the available supply, implying severe water scarcity for a majority of the population and an eventual six per cent loss in the country’s GDP.

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Everybody Has To Come On Board: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Jal Shakti Minister, Government of India

The newly created Jal Shakti Ministry reflects the ‘mission mode’ the Narendra Modi government has adopted to preserve and conserve water bodies and mandate efficient use of the dwindling resource. A very optimistic Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat tells BW Businessworld’s Sheena Sachdeva that conserving water should become a people’s movement

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Should We Commoditise Water?

Commoditization of water could very well be a sensitive (and borderline irrational) topic and definitely not a topic we think about today but the burning question especially for highly populated countries like India remains ‘what can be done to make water conservation more effective?’

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Budget 2019: To Mitigate Environmental Issues - Govt Should Have Proper Fund Allocation

The upcoming budget is eagerly looked upon by all concerned for the environment. There is huge pressure on the Finance Ministry for the proper allocation of funds.

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PM’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’: Hear Again

The problem of water scarcity was the main highlight of the programme

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Water Scarcity In Agriculture: Predicting, Preventing And Protecting

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all-solution’— many ideas must be tried; but we need to move beyond subsidies and financial assistance for agricultural distress in the country

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“Transferring Water From One Basin To Another With A Deficit”

M. K. Srinivas, director general of the National Water Development Agency, tells Prabodh Krishna how river linking will help several Indian states in overcoming water shortage when surplus water from one basin is transferred to another that lacks water

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When Less Is Life-threatening

Increasing water scarcity in India could potentially turn into an irreversible crisis that can affect many lives if immediate steps are not taken

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Economy In Troubled Waters?

Could the profligate use of scarce water drive India’s industrial and agricultural users to tears in the long run? Anuradha Shukla takes stock of a situation that could dent the GDP by 6% if not rectified on time

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‘We Need To Ensure Farmers Have Access To Water And They Use It Efficiently’

Government can only solve the serious water problem with the active and enthusiastic participation of the private sector and civil society

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Water For Inclusive Development: Industry's Role

To solve the crisis before it becomes unmanageable we need collaboration from all major actors, such as the government, industry, research organisations and the public, especially to check the untrammelled use of groundwater

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Encouraging Water Stewardship

In order to drive the water stewardship agenda, a corporate should understand its own operations, water use, operating environment and the impacts of its own operations on the environment. It is important to analyze the risk holistically across operations and the supply chain

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Water Scarcity

Population growth and climate change are creating a new, more challenging world. Let's be ready for a severe crisis in the coming decades

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