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India’s fantastic freshwater fauna and where to find them
Freshwater ecosystems are not mere sources of water, they are treasure troves of biodiversity. Know more about the fascinating and diverse animal species that inhabit freshwater habitats in India. Posted on 11 May, 2022 09:54 AM

While the title may sound familiar for Harry Potter fans, this isn’t an article about mythical beasts. You can find several stories on mythical/spiritual beasts in India, but that’s for another article. If you want to find the wild and the weird, you do not need to turn to fantasy.

Freshwater ecosystems, treasure troves of biodiversity (Image Source: India Water Portal)
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Water contamination and pollution - A growing challenge for health and biodiversity
Contamination and pollution of water is on rise in India. Here is all the information you need to know on the causes and effects of water contamination and pollution. Posted on 02 Mar, 2022 04:28 PM

Where is water on earth located?

Water on earth exists in two forms, freshwater and salt waterLess than 3 percent of the water found on earth is freshwater, and the remaining 97 percent is salt water found in the oceans.

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.

Green court slams centre over groundwater withdrawal in dry areas
Policy matters this week Posted on 23 Jul, 2020 09:24 AM

NGT slams centre over groundwater extraction in dry areas

A well in Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Cyclone Nisarga hits Maharashtra coast, causes intense rains in western districts
News this week Posted on 05 Jun, 2020 01:03 PM

Making a landfall in Raigad district, cyclone Nisarga wanes but causes heavy rains in western Maharashtra

In a cyclone in 2016, thousands of trees were uprooted (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Lockdown to cause severe water stress in summers
News this week Posted on 16 Apr, 2020 11:27 AM

Summer of 2020 could suffer from severe water stress due to lockdown

Women bringing water from distance sources in summers (Source: IWP Flickr photos))
Manual scavenging persists in India due to weak enforcement of laws
News this week Posted on 18 Nov, 2019 08:01 PM

Manual scavenging still prevails in India thanks to weak laws, says study