Books and Book Reviews

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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New Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022 announced
Policy matters this fortnight 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.

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.

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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.

Peak stubble burning to worsen air quality in North India
Chilly winters due to La Nina may lead to more air pollution Posted on 08 Nov, 2021 06:19 PM

this is new test by athira As La Nina makes an appearance for the second time in a row and meteorologists expect an intense winter, North India can expect to see prolonged spells of pollution over the coming months.

Book review: Future Earth
The book outlines how to reverse the short- and long-term effects of climate change over the next three decades. Posted on 23 Aug, 2020 07:57 PM
Climate change (Image: Kai Stachowiak; Public domain pictures)
Watershed Management Compendium
This compendium by Dr Mihir Kumar Maitra answers all questions that will be of great use to practitioners engaged in both engineering and management aspects of watershed management in the field. Posted on 27 Dec, 2019 06:32 PM

This compendium by Mihir Kumar Maitra is a valuable resource for all practitioners engaged in watershed management activities in the field.

Watershed management in India (Image Source: India Water Portal)