The Holy Grail Of Water Security

Water Security is a situation of reliable and secure access to water. When we project this definition on a national perspective things start to get really complex. Reliability of water source is dependent on few factors: Population growth Food production Climatic change and variability Land use Water quality Water demand Sectoral resources and institutional capacity [...]

Mountain waters – elixir or envenom?

The pristine water quality of the mountains is under question despite bottled water manufacturers campaign to the contrary. This issue attempts to examine the dogma and the policy responses in India to protect environmental water quality of the mountains. Bottled water manufactures do a great job of enticing thirsty buyers to pick up a brand [...]

Preventable Death*

Water is the commonest vector of diseases and most of these diseases are infectious. Health, hygiene and life expectancy are critically dependent on water; hence the necessity of ‘safe’ water is most talked about issue of the present time. If we do not live a healthy life, perhaps, all amenities of life that the modern [...]

Water privatization, globalization and poverty

Can you imagine a world where 1.5 million children become ill and die each year as a result of lacking drinking water and sanitation? Can you imagine a world where water and sanitation fall into private ownership, a world where water is no longer a basic human right, a world where water is available only [...]

Mountain waters-Uneasy questions

Water as a resource from management perspective needs to be managed in the mountains very differently as compared to plains. This requires handing few uneasy questions. This essay attempts to see water management of the HKH debunked from global culture. If you live in Hindu Kush Himalayas, most likely you have grown stoic to difficulties [...]

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