Search: For - Water

454 results found

Water augmentation measures for Delhi
Sep 21, 2022

Water augmentation measures for Delhi

Delhi lacks adequate access to clean water and depends heavily on its neighbours' assistance to solve the issue.

Water footprint of emerging technology: A need for concern?
Mar 21, 2024

Water footprint of emerging technology: A need for concern?

With the increasing prevalence of emerging technologies, there arises a necessity for deeper scrutiny of their water footprint

Water for Indian cities
Jun 04, 2010

Water for Indian cities

The seminar held in ORF Delhi called for a paradigm shift in understanding the various dimensions of the water crisis facing India

Water for Indian Cities: Government Practices and Policy Concerns
Jul 31, 2023

Water for Indian Cities: Government Practices and Policy Concerns

The demand for basic infrastructure and services in Indian cities has increased phenomenally due to rapidly growing populations. Such unmet demands often adversely affect the quality of urban life, the economic productivity, as well as the process of sustainable development. The main purpose of this brief is to highlight the problems involved in improving access to water supply in Indian cities faced with a severe water shortage crisis. A case st

Water for Peace: Sustainable water management can play a pivotal role in building and maintaining peace
Mar 21, 2024

Water for Peace: Sustainable water management can play a pivotal role in building and maintaining peace

Restoration, management, and protection of water resources can contribute to peace and long-term stability

Water futures market for the hydrological future of South Asia
Sep 29, 2020

Water futures market for the hydrological future of South Asia

The risk associated with water availability gets complicated with global warming and climate change. This affects the scarcity value of water, and eve

Water is life, water is food: Leave no one behind
Oct 16, 2023

Water is life, water is food: Leave no one behind

Only by recognising the intrinsic value of water and its central role in our existence can we hope to build a more resilient and food-secure world for

Water Issues in South Asia
May 13, 2011

Water Issues in South Asia

Water security is a growing concern in South Asia today. Growing population, expanding urban centres, widespread pollution and mismanagement are pushing several countries in the region towards a water crisis. Mr. B. G. Verghese, well known journalist, author and expert on water issues, calls for better understanding and cooperation among the countries in South Asia to address the challenge of ensuring adequate and equitable availability of water

Water key to cooperation in South Asia, says B.G. Verghese
Sep 02, 2011

Water key to cooperation in South Asia, says B.G. Verghese

Initiating the discussion on "Water Security in South Asia", eminent water expert and noted writer, Mr. B. G. Verghese felt that while water is the key to cooperation in the region, climate change is the most important issue for all South Asian countries.

Water needs a multidisciplinary approach
May 05, 2018

Water needs a multidisciplinary approach

It is imperative that a transdisciplinary knowledge base of rivers is evolved by combining fluvial geomorphology, engineering, hydrology, hydro⎯geology, ecological sciences, climate sciences, tectonic sciences, ecological economics, law, political sciences, sociology, social anthropology, humanities and culture, institutional theory etc. through a multidisciplinary team.

Water scarcity in the Middle East: Beyond an environmental risk
May 06, 2021

Water scarcity in the Middle East: Beyond an environmental risk

In the Middle East, which continuously suffers from chronic disorder, water supply systems are increasingly becoming both political lever and objectiv

Water Security in South Asia: Issues and Policy Recommendations
Aug 10, 2023

Water Security in South Asia: Issues and Policy Recommendations

This brief is largely based on several discussions organised at Observer Research Foundation over a period of time. These discussions were enriched by the presence of some of the well-known experts on water issues in the country, like former Union Minister for Water Resources, Dr. Suresh Prabhu, current High Commissioner of Bangladesh, Tariq Ahmad Karim, Mr. Sunjoy Joshi, Director, Observer Research Foundation, Ms. Clare Shakya, Senior Regional C

Water supply challenges in planned areas of cities
Nov 13, 2021

Water supply challenges in planned areas of cities

Measures need to be enforced to curtail administrative and civic misuse with regard to the ongoing water supply issue.

Water supply improvements in Indian cities
Mar 22, 2023

Water supply improvements in Indian cities

“Water for all” remains a distant dream in many Indian cities. Greater efforts by government agencies and citizens would be required to achieve th

Water supply in Delhi: Five key issues
Jun 08, 2020

Water supply in Delhi: Five key issues

Massive populations in many parts of the world, including in India, continue to grapple with lack of access to clean and safe water. This paper studies the case of Delhi. It describes the conditions under which water is produced and supplied to domestic consumers in Delhi and explains the capacity of the water and sewerage agency to discharge its duties. The analysis finds challenges in five aspects related to water supply in Delhi: quantity; qua

Water Valuation and Pricing in India: Imperatives for Sustainable Water Governance
Nov 02, 2023

Water Valuation and Pricing in India: Imperatives for Sustainable Water Governance

This paper highlights the importance of water valuation and pricing for sustainable and efficient water allocation and management in India. An efficient water-pricing mechanism could be a tool to address the impending crisis of water scarcity, which necessitates a robust, objective, and holistic valuation technique. Every unit of water consumed for economic purposes has an ecological footprint, and this opportunity cost or externality factor need

Water wars more about information than water itself
Nov 01, 2019

Water wars more about information than water itself

Information and knowledge gaps are largely responsible for creating an environment of mistrust among riparians and the various stakeholders in the river systems.

Water wars over paradigms
May 14, 2020

Water wars over paradigms

The ongoing “water wars” is presently a war over two paradigms — namely the colonial engineering paradigm that is visibly reductionist, and the

Water Wars: Could the dispute over GERD project push Egypt and Ethiopia closer to an armed conflict?
Jul 02, 2020

Water Wars: Could the dispute over GERD project push Egypt and Ethiopia closer to an armed conflict?

The challenge for leaders is to strike the right balance between Ethiopia’s developmental needs while considering Egypt and Sudan’s water rights a

Water will unite us again
Jul 25, 2011

Water will unite us again

In a recent interview, former Punjab chief minister and current Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala said India's move to export wheat seeds to Pakistan in 1978 played a considerable role in thawing the relations between the two countries.

Water-poor equals time-poor: Gender in the Water Action Agenda
Mar 22, 2023

Water-poor equals time-poor: Gender in the Water Action Agenda

Gender-sensitising the Water Action Agenda would be critical to ensuring truly inclusive transformations

Water-Scarce Economies and Scarcity Values: Can Water Futures Trading Combat Water Scarcity?
Jul 21, 2023

Water-Scarce Economies and Scarcity Values: Can Water Futures Trading Combat Water Scarcity?

Water futures trading can be an important tool for water-scarce economies. This paper argues that it can help reduce the scarcity value of water (defined here as the value that can be generated if the limit on water availability is relaxed by one unit), even without a physical market. ‘Scarcity value’ measures the degree of deprivation and creates the basis for disputes. The paper argues that water futures trading reduces the scarcity

2013 could be beginning of watershed moment in China's history
Jan 21, 2014

2013 could be beginning of watershed moment in China's history

The distinction between individual aspirations and a national dream is clear to the Chinese government where there are contradictions between the political system and the consumerism-driven economy, according to US university professor Dr. Tansen Sen.

Abe wants decisive responses to China's ambitions near Japan waters
Sep 24, 2013

Abe wants decisive responses to China's ambitions near Japan waters

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes that his country needs quicker and more decisive responses to China's increasing maritime ambitions in waters near Japan, according to two Japanese security experts, Dr Marie Izuyama and Dr Hikaru Yamashita.

Addressing challenges of rainwater harvesting in Delhi
Sep 21, 2020

Addressing challenges of rainwater harvesting in Delhi

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is a useful method to address the problem of water shortage. However, the Delhi government is unable to tap its full potent

Africa: Climate change, water stress, droughts, and conflict
Mar 21, 2024

Africa: Climate change, water stress, droughts, and conflict

Unless adequate measures are taken in Africa, the continent will remain caught in the deadly web of water stress, hunger, and poverty

After trade, can we use water to build peace with Pakistan?
May 16, 2012

After trade, can we use water to build peace with Pakistan?

In the domain of water cooperation between India and Pakistan, maybe it is important to look at actors beyond the Ministry of Water Resources. Greater cooperation between the farming communities could be one more logical step towards building a substantial peace constituency in Pakistan.

Bridging Water Demand and Supply Gap in Delhi
Jun 24, 2020

Bridging Water Demand and Supply Gap in Delhi

In this article, the situation of water supply and disposal in Delhi is described. The analysis reveals that Delhi government is lagging behind in ser

Bridging Water Demand and Supply in Delhi: The Potential of Rainwater Harvesting
Aug 19, 2020

Bridging Water Demand and Supply in Delhi: The Potential of Rainwater Harvesting

The Delhi government is facing numerous challenges in managing water demand and supply in the capital, primary of which are water shortages and declining groundwater levels. One of the strategies that are being employed to address these issues is the promotion of rainwater harvesting (RWH). This report provides an account of the growth and development of Delhi’s RWH sector. The analysis shows that while the programme has met with some success,

Bridging Water Demand and Supply in Delhi: The Potential of Rainwater Harvesting
Aug 19, 2020

Bridging Water Demand and Supply in Delhi: The Potential of Rainwater Harvesting

The Delhi government is facing numerous challenges in managing water demand and supply in the capital, primary of which are water shortages and declining groundwater levels. One of the strategies that are being employed to address these issues is the promotion of rainwater harvesting (RWH). This report provides an account of the growth and development of Delhi’s RWH sector. The analysis shows that while the programme has met with some success,

British report muddies European waters on Huawei ban
Feb 20, 2019

British report muddies European waters on Huawei ban

The British government is expected to complete its review of the issues relating to 5G over the next month or so and its spokespersons have said that

Cauvery dispute: Notification for TN, waters not yet!
Feb 25, 2013

Cauvery dispute: Notification for TN, waters not yet!

The Centre's Notification of the Cauvery Award should encourage Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to work with the Centre and the other two riparian stake-holders to revive the proposal to build an additional reservoir to store the excess waters, to be shared among them.

Choppy waters: On the Italian marines decision
Jul 13, 2020

Choppy waters: On the Italian marines decision

Exercise of foreign criminal jurisdiction over state officials — as India attempted to do so — is successful in very few cases, and depends on the

Coronavirus: Localise efforts to tackle water shortage
May 28, 2020

Coronavirus: Localise efforts to tackle water shortage

Changes need to be made at the grassroot level so that water available is optimised for usage

Crop Shifting for Improved Water Use and Nutritional Productivity in the Lower Indo-Gangetic Plains of West Bengal
Jul 20, 2023

Crop Shifting for Improved Water Use and Nutritional Productivity in the Lower Indo-Gangetic Plains of West Bengal

The challenge for agriculture is to meet rising demand for food while dealing with climate change and natural resource constraints. This paper takes the case of cereal production in the lower Indo-Gangetic plains in the state of West Bengal, India, and examines the implications of various crop-shifting scenarios on consumptive water demand and nutrient production. The analysis finds that by replacing summer crop (Boro rice) in each district with

Delta under siege: Towards the 2026 Ganges Water Sharing Agreement
Jun 02, 2020

Delta under siege: Towards the 2026 Ganges Water Sharing Agreement

The Ganges Water Sharing Agreement will expire in 2026. What awaits then?

Drawing lines in the water
Jul 14, 2014

Drawing lines in the water

There are unlimited possibilities for strengthening maritime cooperation with Bangladesh and Myanmar - ranging from joint scientific research to environmental monitoring and from major trans-border projects to trilateral naval exercises. If Delhi decides to play for small stakes in the Bay of Bengal, it will deal itself out of the emerging great game in the east.