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May 11, 2022 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.
Freshwater ecosystems, treasure troves of biodiversity (Image Source: India Water Portal)
February 15, 2022 A study provides new evidence that drinking water contaminated with arsenic can lead to still births, recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility among women.
December 13, 2019 A study highlights the need to scale down the export of rice, maize, buffalo meat and other items to conserve groundwater in India.
A farmer uses a hosepipe to irrigate crops at her farm in Nilgiris mountains, Tamil Nadu (Image: Hamish John Appleby for IWMI, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
December 11, 2019 A study calls for solutions that can benefit farmers and the environment and positively impact India's nutrition indicators.
Rice field in Karnataka (Image: Guldem Ustun, Flickr Commons, CC BY 2.0)
October 24, 2019 An intern with Watershed Organisation Trust narrates his field experience from the villages of Madhya Pradesh, where farmers are using farm ponds to conserve water.
A farm pond constructed by Sheshrao Dhurve in Karaghat Kamti village of Madhya Pradesh
October 1, 2019 Deconstructing the traditional narrow engineering based policy discourses around floods and droughts and connecting them to social and cultural realities is the need of the hour in India.
Water talk Series at Mumbai (Image Source:Tata Insitute of Social Sciences)
International Groundwater Conference 2017
The 7th international groundwater conference is on "Groundwater Vision 2030 - Water Security, Challenges and Climate Change Adaptation"
Posted on 12 May, 2022 06:53 PM

National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India in association with Association of Global Groundwater Scientists; Central Ground Water Board, India; and Texas A&M University,USA is organizing 7th International Groundwater Conference on Groundwater Vision 2030 - Water Security, Challenges and Climate Change Adaptation during December 11-13, 2017 at New Delhi, In

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:FICCI Water Awards: Apply by May 5, 2017
3rd Edition of India Industry Water Conclave & 5th Edition of FICCI Water Awards
Posted on 12 May, 2022 06:51 PM

Opportunities at the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee
NIH invites applications for RA (Research Associate), JRF/ SRF (Junior Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow), Resource Person (Junior) and Resource Person (Senior).
Posted on 12 May, 2022 06:41 PM

The National Insititute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee invites applications for:

  • Research Associate and Junior/Senior Research Fellow for the Neeranchal National Watershed Project

Eligibility:

Online Training on Design and Implementation of Decentralised Wastewater Treatment System (DEWATS)
Learn how to design and implement DEWATS™, which is CDD's approach and solution to wastewater management.
Posted on 11 May, 2022 02:42 PM

egister for the event here: https://bit.ly/3wmUxa7 

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 11 May, 2022 02:16 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.

Poisoned waters of the Yamuna (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) network
Sehgal Foundation, India, National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), India and Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWT), Canada have joined hands to start the HWTS network to scale up efforts to improve access to safe drinking water in India. Please join the network if you are passionate about improving the drinking water situation in the country!
Posted on 11 May, 2022 02:01 PM

Vision of the network

All Indians must consume affordable safe drinking water.

Goal of the network

To increase safe water coverage in India, specifically in rural, remote and peri-urban areas, with a focus on the poorest of poor through implementation of household water treatment.

Objective of the network

Household water treatment and WASH behavior: Training workshop, 18-20 May 2022
S. M. Sehgal Foundation, India, in partnership with CAWST, Canada, is hosting a three-day training workshop for practitioners to build their capacities on WASH focusing on HWTS.
Posted on 11 May, 2022 12:48 PM

Safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene is the basic need for leading a healthy and dignified life. Safe drinking water is the most critical need for which WHO identifies household water treatment, and safe storage (HWTS) as a potential solution.

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)
Testing Events
Testing Events
Posted on 04 Apr, 2022 02:51 PM

Testing Events

Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) network
Sehgal Foundation, India, National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), India and Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWT), Canada have joined hands to start the HWTS network to scale up efforts to improve access to safe drinking water in India. Please join the network if you are passionate about improving the drinking water situation in the country!
Posted on 04 Apr, 2022 02:47 PM

Vision of the network

All Indians must consume affordable safe drinking water.

Goal of the network

To increase safe water coverage in India, specifically in rural, remote and peri-urban areas, with a focus on the poorest of poor through implementation of household water treatment.

Objective of the network

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