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NGT directs Delhi govt and civic bodies to restore, clean city's water bodies

NGT directs Delhi govt and civic bodies to restore, clean city's water bodies

The NGT said that similar approach should be adopted by all the public authorities including Delhi Development Authority, municipal corporations to restore the water bodies existing within their jurisdictions in various parts of the city and not used for open defecation.

May 21, 2017, 11:32 AM IST
Donald Trump to sign executive order rolling back Obama's climate change measures

Donald Trump to sign executive order rolling back Obama's climate change measures

The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and Obama view the role the US plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government's approach to rising sea levels and temperatures - two impacts of climate change, CNN reported.

Mar 28, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
At 63 million, India has highest number of people living in rural areas without access to clean water: Report

At 63 million, India has highest number of people living in rural areas without access to clean water: Report

According to the report released to mark World Water Day, which is observed on 22 March each year, without access to clean water, 63 million people are living in rural areas in India.

Mar 21, 2017, 13:26 PM IST

No water, no jobs: How water shortages threaten jobs and growth

An estimated three out of four jobs globally are dependent on water, meaning that shortages and lack of access are likely to limit economic growth in the coming decades, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Mar 22, 2016, 12:33 PM IST
Know all about world's most expensive places to buy water

Know all about world's most expensive places to buy water

Some 650 million people do not have access to clean water, and often have to make do with much less than the 50 litres per person per day the World Health Organization says is necessary for domestic use and to maintain health and hygiene, Water Aid said.

Mar 22, 2016, 12:30 PM IST

Holy men call for Swachh Kumbh Mela

Spiritual leaders on Thursday highlighted the importance of sanitation, hygiene and clean water at an event at the Kumbh Mela here.

Sep 03, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

Indian waste water purification tech wins Google Pitch Fest

 A hand-held waste-water filtration technology that promises zero wastage, developed by researchers at the IISc in Bengaluru, has won the Google startup festival at Zurich, Switzerland, a scientist said on Wednesday.

Aug 06, 2015, 00:15 AM IST

India to face acute water shortages by 2050

By 2050, India will face acute freshwater stress or shortages.

Jul 13, 2015, 17:42 PM IST

War leaves 16 million Yemenis without clean water: Oxfam

Almost two-thirds of the population of war-torn Yemen have no access to clean water, two months into the Saudi-led air campaign against rebel forces, relief agency Oxfam said Tuesday.

May 26, 2015, 12:39 PM IST
Would you drink this beer brewed from 'human waste'?

Would you drink this beer brewed from 'human waste'?

Soon there could be a beer in the market brewed from human sewage.

Apr 23, 2015, 19:40 PM IST
World Water Day 2015: Save every drop of it!

World Water Day 2015: Save every drop of it!

World Water Day is a United Nations initiative to celebrate clean water and bring attention to those who don’t have enough of it. It's also a day to understand the valuable significance of water, discuss and conserve this finite resource in the future. 

Mar 22, 2015, 16:31 PM IST

Israel offers to boost India's clean water supply

Israel is looking to boost India's supplies of clean water, a resource that is projected to become increasingly difficult to obtain in the future.

Feb 10, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

Maharashtra govt mulls use of treated water in power plants

In an attempt to restart the Parli thermal power plant which was shut down due to a severe water crisis in Marathwada region, Maharashtra government is planning to use treated sewage water instead of the regular clean water.

Jan 27, 2015, 23:50 PM IST

Dr Subhash Chandra distributes water purifiers in Hisar

Leading the campaign to spread awareness regarding clean water, Essel Group Chairman Dr Subhash Chandra on Monday distributed water purifiers in Hisar, Haryana.

Dec 01, 2014, 17:42 PM IST

748 mn people worldwide lack access to clean water: WHO

A total of 748 million people lack access to clean water on a regular basis in the world and an estimated 1.8 billion people are exposed to contaminated water, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Nov 19, 2014, 19:39 PM IST

Tips to prevent water-borne diseases

Water-borne disease or water-related diseases are any illness caused by recreational or drinking water contaminated by human or animal feces, which contains pathogenic microorganisms.

Aug 18, 2014, 15:10 PM IST

Olympic sailing champions race in huge Rio `toilet`

Twenty-three Olympic medalists start trials on Saturday for the 2016 Rio Games in a bay littered with dead animals, television sets, sofas, shoes and not much clean water.

Aug 02, 2014, 10:54 AM IST

Screw filter on bottle and drink clean water

Imagine screwing a water filter onto a bottle containing polluted water and voila - you can put it straight in your mouth and drink.

Jul 24, 2014, 13:28 PM IST

New technology turns manure into clean water

Researchers have developed new technology that turns cow manure into clean water.

Jun 02, 2014, 20:47 PM IST

Toll from cholera outbreak in South Sudan reaches 27: UN

The number of people dying of cholera outbreak has reached 27 in South Sudanese capital of Juba with suspected cases turning more than double from 395 cases last week to 892, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday.

Jun 01, 2014, 06:35 AM IST