River in, sewage out is the only thing city planners and engineers know about water supply and waste water disposal in South Asia.
| August, 2013
Rivers are sewers
Water binds South Asia together.
Follies in a place of abundance
A tradition is a belief or behaviour within a society of significant meaning with origins in the past.
Bill versus Draft
Three months after a new version of the National Water
Bill versus Draft
But the Uttarakhand government looks singularly inept given its leaden-footed response to the floods
A Yamuna Wetland, anyone?
A river is the sum of many parts, so is the Yamuna. It’s about 1350 km long, flowing through Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and forms border with Himachal Pradesh.
Remedies start in small doses
Last month, I suggested drastic surgery – open up the Yamuna River’s floodplains into one gigantic wetland, as in Kolkata, to improve water quality.
Water Policy is a giant step to nowhere
The National Water Policy 2012 cleared by the National Water Resources Council (NWRC) a few days ago, is a mixed bag.
Anil Agarwal Dialogue: Excreta Does Matter:
Underlining the importance of improving our urban water supply and sewage management, we are holding the Second Anil Agarwal Dialogue: Excreta Does Matters in New Delhi on the 4th and 5th of March.
Three festivals have come and gone, and our rivers are the filthier for them. Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja and Chath Puja left their mark yet again on the already filthy waterways in the shape of plastic bags, broken idols and oil from lamps.
Water & Pollutants
That polluted water can raise a stink wafted into public memory about a century-and-a-half ago, when the Thames River in London made its smelly presence felt to that country’s august Houses of Parliament.
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