Swati Bansal

Swati Bansal

Swati is a consultant with India Water Portal (an Arghyam initiative) for over eight years. A Master's in Water Resources Management from TERI School of Advanced Studies, she has a keen interest in policy aspects in issues related to rivers, river basin management, wetland management, water, environment and health.

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New Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022 announced
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Posted on 03 Mar, 2022 11:59 AM

Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022: Centre notifies guidelines on EPR for plastic packaging

The Environment Ministry has notified comprehensive guidelines on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for plastic packaging.

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Posted on 02 Mar, 2022 03:36 PM

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Collaboration and collective impact - for just and sustainable climate action
Collaboration for systems change can greatly help to align diverse stakeholders to achieve a collective impact and share outcomes while dealing with climate change. Posted on 14 Feb, 2022 11:24 AM

The climate crisis is everyone's crisis and solutions are multidimensional.  Different players need to embrace the inter-connected, dynamic, and emergent nature of our systems.

A water warrior’s fight springs hope for springs!
Shailendra Patel, a passionate water warrior from Pune, is on a mission to save a live spring in the city. It is important that he is heard and action taken! Posted on 07 Feb, 2022 02:34 PM

Springs, symbols of life, freedom, spontaneity draw unique images in our minds – of a bubbling rush of water rolling boisterously, snaking over rocks, picking up pebbles and sand along its path full of jumping fish, occasional frogs, insects, algae – surrounded by green wild bushes and thick vegetation.

Embankments in Bihar: The inapt and futile defence against floods
Embankments in Bihar have failed miserably against flood protection. Take a look on these frequently asked questions (FAQs) on why they failed and what are the possible solutions to floods in Bihar??
Posted on 19 Oct, 2020 06:05 PM

What is the history of floods in Bihar and why is it prone to floods?

An embankment in Madhubani after a week of repairing (Source: Santosh Yadav via IWP Flickr albums)
New groundwater guidelines prohibit industries and mining in over-exploited zones
Policy matters this week
Posted on 08 Oct, 2020 08:45 AM

Revised guidelines for groundwater use notified

Centre issues revised guidelines for groundwater use (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
No improvement in the water quality of the Ganga during lockdown: CPCB
News this week
Posted on 08 Oct, 2020 08:28 AM

Water quality of Ganga river remained grim during lockdown: CPCB

Ganga river at Kachla, Uttar Pradesh. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan a low impact, high expenditure scheme: CAG
Policy matters this week Posted on 23 Sep, 2020 01:29 PM

Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan had a low impact in making Maharashtra drought free: CAG

Deepening work in progress under the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (Source: Ravindra Pomane)
Overexploitation of groundwater highest in Punjab: Government
News this week
Posted on 23 Sep, 2020 01:23 PM

Punjab no.1 in overexploitation of groundwater 

Overexploitation of groundwater highest in Punjab (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)