FACTBOX – Water, water everywhere – but for how much longer?

FACTBOX – Water, water everywhere – but for how much longer?

FILE PHOTO: Depleted wetlands are seen on the edge of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman   Demand for water is expected to increase by nearly one-third by 2050 as the planet’s population expands   BARCELONA, March 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Demand for water is expected to increase by nearly one-third […]

Pay-as-you-go irrigation aims to cut water use in Bangladesh

Rafiqul Islam Thomson Reuters Foundation   Elias Ali has been picking weeds and waste for hours from his paddy field in southeastern Bangladesh, preparing it for irrigation. Every week, he walks half a kilometre to collect the water he needs from private pumps.   Ali and fellow farmers currently pay 4,000 taka ($51) each per […]

Novel way to clean drinking water a hope for India

Novel way to clean drinking water a hope for India

New York, July 27 (IANS) In hope for countries like India where clean drinking water is a big issue, a team of researchers including an Indian-origin engineer has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water which could be a global game-changer.   “We hope that for countries […]

Make efforts to conserve water, Modi tells people

Make efforts to conserve water, Modi tells people

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitched for water conservation efforts in the coming monsoon so as to avert water shortages faced this time around in different parts of the country.   “Can we have a water conservation campaign in village after village this time? People should clean their ponds […]

Low availability, growing demand pose water challenges for Indians

Low availability, growing demand pose water challenges for Indians

(India Water Week is currently being observed)   By Prashant Sood   New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) India faces major challenges in the water sector with the per capita availability going down and demand growing due to urbanisation and industralisation.   Inefficiency of water use in agriculture, over-exploitation of underground water and contamination are other […]

PHED Minister assures to provide clean water in rural areas

Kohima, December 6 (MExN): Minister for Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Tokheho Yepthomi has assured that his department is committed to providing clean water to people living in rural areas despite paucity of fund. He said this while touring Mon district on December 4 and 5 to review the ongoing projects.   Informing that Mon […]

‘Put Everything Aside & Just Focus on Water’

Stella Paul Inter Press Service   Globally, more than 748 million people do not have access to safe drinking water. That is more than double the population of the entire United States.   United Nations data suggests that 1.8 billion people – that is 500 million more than the population of China – drink water […]