Storage position of major reservoirs less than last year: CWC
Storage position of major reservoirs less than last year: CWC

The storage position of 85 major reservoirs of the country is less than that of last year, the Central Water Commission Friday said as India received 516 mm of rainfall as compared to normal precipitation of 630.4 mm.

Noida builders using ground water; NGT pulls up authorities

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday pulled up the authorities for their failure to restrain builders in Noida and Greater Noida from "extracting" ground water for construction.

India`s reservoir water level drops to two-thirds of capacity

In this year of deficient rainfall, less than two-thirds of the country`s major reservoir-storage capacity of water is currently available -- some 85 percent of the available storage in the corresponding period of last year, the water resources ministry said Friday.

DJB informs Delhi HC about mandatory rainwater harvesting

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it has made it mandatory for a property of 500 square metres or more in the capital to install provisions for rainwater harvesting.

India in danger of moving towards water scarcity condition: ADB

India is in danger of moving towards water scarcity conditions as per capita availability of water is reducing in the country, a Asian Development Bank official said Wednesday.

29 storage dams operating at below normal capacity: CEA

Water level at storage dams across the country has gone down due to scanty monsoon adversely impacting irrigation and hydel generation.

Arctic sea`s thick snow drastically shrinking

A new study had claimed that the thick snow on Arctic Sea ice has significantly lost its depth.

There will be water wars soon: HC on depleting water level in Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said there would be "water wars" soon given the rate water sources is depleting and asked the city government whether it has any policy in place for implementing rain-water harvesting measures.

There will be water wars soon: HC on depleting water level in Delhi

The Delhi High Court Wednesday said there would be "water wars" soon given the rate water sources is depleting and asked the city government whether it has any policy in place for implementing rain-water harvesting measures.

Uma moots for integrated management of Northeast water resources

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development Uma Bharati has assured Arunachal Pradesh for integrated management of all the water resources of the north-eastern state.

Five ways to prevent wrinkles

A wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Skin wrinkles appear as a result of aging processes habitual sleeping positions,loss of body mass or temporarily, as the result of prolonged immersion in water.

Want to save water? Go vegetarian

Researchers believe that eating less meat would protect water resources in dry areas around the world.

`Challenges` in quest to find water on Earth-like worlds: Study

A study of unprecedented detail has revealed astonishingly little water on three distant planets, hinting at potential obstacles in the search for Earth-like worlds rich in H2O, astronomers said today.

New method extracts radioactive elements from air and water

Scientists have successfully tested a material that can extract atoms of rare or dangerous radioactive elements such as radon from air.

5 reasons why we should drink lots of water

Water is very essential in our life and we cannot survive without it.Water helps to keeps our body hydrated.

Dubai drive raises enough to bring water to 7 mn people

A Dubai initiative to provide potable water to five million people facing shortages in Asia and Africa has raised nearly USD 50 million (36.89 million euros), local media reported today.

Tips to lead a healthier life

Leading a healthy life doesn’t only mean going to the gym and working out. It further means to take care of your body and make easy to manage healthy choices in day to day life. Our body is our physical shell that will take us through the various phases of life.

New Mars map provides insight into water modifying planet`s surface

A new geological map of mars has revealed new insight into surface modified by water over much of planet`s history.

Older women`s eggs `just as good`?

An old hypothesis that claims that as a woman ages, the eggs she will produce will have more faulty chromosomes - leading to miscarriages and developmental abnormalities - does not hold much water, says a new research.

MCGM announces 20% cut in water supply for Mumbai

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has announced a 20 per cent cut in water supply from midnight tonight as it looks to cope with the crisis arising out of the "poor rainfall" received by the city in June.