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Take A Good Look. This Is What Our Future Without Water Looks Like?

In India, Water Crisis on June 4, 2010 at 6:56 am

See more pics at Hindu

A child running on the parched waterbed of Sukhana Lake which has reduced to margins due to scorching heat in Chandigarh. Photo: Akhilesh Kumar

 

Today March 22nd is World Water Day.

In Education, India, Water Crisis on March 22, 2010 at 8:29 am

The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water by adopting a resolution.

View the whole photo gallery from The Hindu. It’s a desperate warning to all of us to pay attention to what’s going on with our water – the source of life.

3.6 billion tons of untreated sewerage that daily flows into Yamuna gives the river an intolerable stench. Photo: AP

1 Every 30 minutes – Farmer Suicides In India.

In Food/Drink, India, Water Crisis on January 21, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Devastating statistics from P. Sainath, the journo who pounded the story home for over a decade till people listened and paid attention.

The 2009 drought is even more disturbing for vulnerable Indian farmers. A stark reality check while India’s MSM is reveling in covering the fact that the Himalayan glaciers won’t melt by 2035.

The Lake Effect: Large Dams Contribute To Man-Made Climate Change

In Environment, Human Rights, India, Water Crisis on December 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

New research is showing how the building of large dams is impacting climate change.

As the world’s third largest dam builder….is India listening?

With 4,300 large dams already constructed and many more in the pipeline, India is one of the world’s most prolific dam-builders. Large dams in India are estimated to have submerged about 37,500 square kilometres – an area almost the size of Switzerland – and displaced tens of millions of people. Because of these impacts, and the inequitable distribution of risks and riches that large dams bring, people in India have been fighting dams for decades. (International Rivers)

Will Surat Lead India In Climate Change Adaptation?

In Climate Change, Environment, India, Water Crisis on December 18, 2009 at 8:02 pm

15 years ago Surat was in the news for all the wrong reasons. According to this MNN post, Surat may just be becoming India’s model city for climate change adaptation

Kudos to Surat for leading the way. But, with India deemed one of countries that will be most impacted by climate change, is one city’s plan enough? 

PIc @ Telegraph: More than a million people in Andhra Pradesh have sought shelter in 100 relief camps Photo: EPA