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Australia runs out of water, braces for 'Day Zero'

22 Sep 2019

Australia runs out of water, braces for 'Day Zero'

As climate change continues to escalate globally, over a dozen towns in Australia are nearing Day Zero, the day when the taps run dry.

Environment, population control and more: Decoding PM Modi's I-Day speech

15 Aug 2019

Environment, population control and more: Decoding PM Modi's I-Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his customary Independence Day speech on Thursday from Delhi's Red Fort.

Chennai water crisis: Five easy ways to conserve water

01 Jul 2019

Chennai water crisis: Five easy ways to conserve water

This year, Chennai is facing one of the worst water crises, with its reservoirs dried up, groundwater depleting alarmingly, and severe water shortage.

In Chennai, gold has become cheaper than water, claims MP

27 Jun 2019

In Chennai, gold has become cheaper than water, claims MP

Courtesy dried up reservoirs and scanty rainfall, Tamil Nadu's capital Chennai has become parched. The metro city is reeling under an acute water crisis throwing normal life out of gear.

Hostels shut, offices struggling: Water crisis cripples life in Chennai

19 Jun 2019

Hostels shut, offices struggling: Water crisis cripples life in Chennai

In the wake of delayed monsoons and grueling heat, a severe water crisis has plagued Chennai. All four reservoirs that supply the city with water- including the Chembarambakkam lake, Chennai's largest source of drinking water- have turned dry.

Engineer from Noida brings over 10 lakes back to life

10 Apr 2019

Engineer from Noida brings over 10 lakes back to life

When anything goes wrong, blame the authorities.

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

24 Feb 2019

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Center has decided to block water supply to Pakistan from the rivers flowing from India.

Delhi: AAP-govt might soon limit number of guests at weddings

12 Dec 2018

Delhi: AAP-govt might soon limit number of guests at weddings

On Tuesday, the Delhi government told the Supreme Court that it was looking to implement a policy to "limit" the number of guests at "extravagant" weddings, in a bid to reduce food wastage.

Conflicts over water on rise in Maharashtra, said experts

23 Nov 2018

Conflicts over water on rise in Maharashtra, said experts

Issues of unequal distribution, lack of planning, political interference and growing demand for water were giving rise to disputes among the different regions of Maharashtra, according to experts.

Pak PM Khan wants Pakistanis to crowdfund $14bn for dams!

28 Sep 2018

Pak PM Khan wants Pakistanis to crowdfund $14bn for dams!

In what could become the largest crowdfunding effort in history, newly-elected Pakistan PM Imran Khan wants Pakistanis to crowdfund a whopping $14bn for urgently needed dams in the country.

Gurugram may get 60 water ATMs soon

10 Sep 2018

Gurugram may get 60 water ATMs soon

To provide clean drinking water at affordable rates, Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has planned to install water ATMs at selected spots in the city.

Locals living in company of 'dead' in this Kerala village

27 Aug 2018

Locals living in company of 'dead' in this Kerala village

As flood waters rose to engulf their homes at Kainakary, a picturesque village in Kerala's Alappuzha district, at least 20 families took refuge in a church cemetery and are living in the company of the dead with their domestic animals.

Delhi: Kejriwal plans to avert water crisis through sewage water

11 Jul 2018

Delhi: Kejriwal plans to avert water crisis through sewage water

In an effort to prevent a water crisis in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has decided follow Singapore's 'new water policy' to treat sewage water and make it use-worthy.

No steps taken by government to check Delhi's groundwater-depletion: SC

11 Jul 2018

No steps taken by government to check Delhi's groundwater-depletion: SC

The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Center, Delhi Government, and their civic bodies for not taking any step to tackle the "serious problem" of groundwater depletion in Delhi.

Delhi will see 15-20% increase in water-availability in 2-years: Kejriwal

10 Jul 2018

Delhi will see 15-20% increase in water-availability in 2-years: Kejriwal

The Delhi government is rolling out several projects to increase water availability in the city by 15-20% in the next two years and 50% in five years, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted today.

To meet water-demands, UAE eyeing to tow icebergs from Antarctica

03 Jul 2018

To meet water-demands, UAE eyeing to tow icebergs from Antarctica

The threat posed by depletion of water resources is real. While conserving water and harvesting rain-water are suggested to evade a crisis, a firm in UAE has set on an astounding path.

#WaterCrisis: 21 Indian cities to exhaust groundwater supplies by 2020

26 Jun 2018

#WaterCrisis: 21 Indian cities to exhaust groundwater supplies by 2020

Humans have always been more prone to curative action rather than preventive action, and that's the exact situation with the water crisis India now finds itself confronted with.

Agriculture's water-usage share needs to come below 50%: Kasturirangan

21 Jun 2018

Agriculture's water-usage share needs to come below 50%: Kasturirangan

Eminent scientist K Kasturirangan said agriculture's share in India's total water usage needs to be brought down from (the current) 80-85% to below 50%, and efforts made to preserve and manage even a single drop.

In Delhi's Sangam Vihar, fight over water claims another life

17 Jun 2018

In Delhi's Sangam Vihar, fight over water claims another life

As more cities race towards a water crisis, this basic necessity is fast becoming a trigger for crime.

Rajasthan ranks low on drinking-water supply for villages: NITI Aayog

16 Jun 2018

Rajasthan ranks low on drinking-water supply for villages: NITI Aayog

With only 44% of its rural habitations fully covered by drinking water supply, Rajasthan ranks low on drinking water for villages in a recent NITI Aayog report.

After Shimla's acute water shortage, experts believe Uttarakhand is next

14 Jun 2018

After Shimla's acute water shortage, experts believe Uttarakhand is next

Shimla is still reeling under acute scarcity of water.

No shortage of water in Delhi next summer: CM Kejriwal

11 Jun 2018

No shortage of water in Delhi next summer: CM Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said there would be no shortage of water in Delhi in the next summer.

Amid Shimla's water-crisis, 62 ordinary people, the 'key-holders,' become VIPs

07 Jun 2018

Amid Shimla's water-crisis, 62 ordinary people, the 'key-holders,' become VIPs

Amid Shimla's paralyzing water crisis, there are 62 ordinary people, unknown faces till a few days ago, who have unexpectedly become the center of attention.

Not just Shimla, many cities, hill-stations on verge of water-crisis

05 Jun 2018

Not just Shimla, many cities, hill-stations on verge of water-crisis

Scenes from Shimla, where residents have had to line up for hours to get water from tankers since the last two weeks, might soon become rampant across India if preventive measures aren't taken.

Shimla water crisis: Residents ask tourists to stay away

31 May 2018

Shimla water crisis: Residents ask tourists to stay away

Shimla, the most visited hill station in India, is in the midst of a predicament that is soon set to engulf many of the world's major cities, including Bengaluru.

No water to drink: For days now, Shimla living worst-nightmare

28 May 2018

No water to drink: For days now, Shimla living worst-nightmare

The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, is reeling under acute drinking water shortage for the last seven days.

PM Modi invites youngsters to participate in Swachh Bharat internship

29 Apr 2018

PM Modi invites youngsters to participate in Swachh Bharat internship

On the 43rd edition of 'Mann Ki Baat,' PM Narendra Modi urged students to join the government's new Swachh Bharat summer internship program.

Bengalureans get water through ATMs? Read on to know more

26 Apr 2018

Bengalureans get water through ATMs? Read on to know more

Braving long queues and scorching sun, Bengaluru resident S.Sebastian stood in front of the ATM near his Vasant Nagar house.

Water crisis in summer: SC summons Haryana, Delhi chief secys

20 Apr 2018

Water crisis in summer: SC summons Haryana, Delhi chief secys

Angered by the power struggle between Delhi and Haryana bureaucrats, the Supreme Court asked chief secretaries of both the states to appear before the bench on Monday.

India to experience an extremely dry summer this year

16 Apr 2018

India to experience an extremely dry summer this year

With the latest meteorological department data showing mild to extremely dry conditions in 404 districts in India, peak summer months could precipitate a water crisis in several parts of the country.

Bengaluru among 10 metros drying up fastest, severe crisis looming

22 Mar 2018

Bengaluru among 10 metros drying up fastest, severe crisis looming

That Bengaluru is facing water crisis is nothing new. But what's startling is that it is fast approaching 'Day Zero,' when taps start running dry.

Time to act: Lifestyle hacks to save water at home

21 Mar 2018

Time to act: Lifestyle hacks to save water at home

About 2 billion people worldwide have no access to safe drinking water. The deepening global water crisis would put at risk assets worth $45 trillion by 2050, found a recent UNESCO report.

Water of India's river-basins to get undrinkable by 2050: UNESCO

20 Mar 2018

Water of India's river-basins to get undrinkable by 2050: UNESCO

The water quality of river basins in South and Central India will suffer high levels of deterioration by 2050, warns a new UNESCO report released ahead of World Water Day on March 22.

Gadkari: Drinking water from sea soon at 5 paise/litre

17 Mar 2018

Gadkari: Drinking water from sea soon at 5 paise/litre

Addressing the inaugural session of the Nadi Mahotsav at Bandrabhan, Madhya Pradesh, Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari said that India would soon get potable water from the sea at 5 paise per litre.

Bengaluru: 68 tankers to be kept ready for water shortage

07 Mar 2018

Bengaluru: 68 tankers to be kept ready for water shortage

To prepare Bengaluru for the upcoming summer and subsequent possible water scarcity, mayor R Sampath Raj said that 68 tankers would be kept ready to cater to water-deficient areas.

Indian and South African teams donate for drought-hit Cape Town

28 Feb 2018

Indian and South African teams donate for drought-hit Cape Town

Coming together for a cause, Indian and South African teams have donated about 100,000 Rand (approximately Rs 5,50,000) towards the water crisis in drought-hit Cape Town.

Lack of winter rains sees India facing water shortage

25 Feb 2018

Lack of winter rains sees India facing water shortage

On the back of fears about water shortage across the world, Indians are in for more bad news.

Bengaluru may soon run out of drinking water

13 Feb 2018

Bengaluru may soon run out of drinking water

Bengaluru's water shortage issue might soon lead the city to face Day Zero, after South African city Cape Town.

These 11 cities, including Bengaluru, to run out of drinking-water

12 Feb 2018

These 11 cities, including Bengaluru, to run out of drinking-water

Cape Town is set to run out of drinking water on 11th May.

Delhi residents face water shortage problem as ammonia level spikes

08 Feb 2018

Delhi residents face water shortage problem as ammonia level spikes

Residents of different parts of Delhi have been facing water shortage problems for the past nine days.