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Politics of water in Mumbai

Mumbai, 26 September 2016 — A landmark judgment in Mumbai secures the right to water as a fundamental right guaranteed under the Constitution. See more.

Participatory aquifer mapping: Giving citizens the knowledge for action

Bangalore, 9 February 2016 — Forty percent of Bengaluru’s population is dependent on groundwater. The groundwater table and water quality is declining, but an appropriate groundwater management response is not yet in sight. The Participatory Aquifer Mapping project attempts to understand the aquifers at a micro-level, include citizens in the process, and develop "actionable knowledge" that encourages practices for sustainable groundwater management. See more.

Innovative solutions to combat water insecurity

Bangalore, 11 December 2015 — Access to potable water in Bangalore is an inequitable issue, leaving many poorer residents at the mercy of the city’s 'water mafia.' Climate change has led to unpredictable and reduced rainfall in recent years and this, compounded with poor management of resources, has led to unaffordable water prices. Water Health International, with the support of US AID has tied up with the Municipal Corporation in the city to provide clean water for all the residents at an affordable cost. See more.

Giải pháp nào cho kiểm soát ngập tại thành phố Hồ Chí Minh?

Ho Chi Minh City, 1 Tháng mười hai 2015 — Người dân TP. HCM đều nằm lòng câu nói nửa đùa nửa thật về tình trạng ngập tại thành phố rằng công tác xoá ngập đã được thực hiện triệt để đến độ, chỉ trong vài năm gần đây từ hàng trăm điểm ngập bây giờ chỉ còn duy nhất một điểm. Đó là toàn bộ thành phố. Với thực trạng đó, bài viết này mong muốn tìm hiểu về những nỗ lực thực tế của Trung tâm điều hành chống ngập nước TP. HCM trong công tác chống ngập trước khi quá muộn. Xem thêm.

Water is life: Peri-urban water supply in Accra

Accra, 23 November 2015 — While access to water within the Accra Metropolis is over 60 percent, this figure tends to obscure inequality in water supply and access, which mostly affects poor urban communities within the main heart of Accra, as well as newly developed peri-urban areas of the city. This bottleneck in water delivery has given rise to alternative modes of water supply for residents, mostly through private vendors. Private water supply vendors, namely tanker suppliers, water sachet producers, and small-scale water producers, are now the bulk of water delivery system to peri-urban communities within Accra and poor areas. See more.

Pemuda sebagai penggerak perubahan

Surabaya, 24 Februari 2015 — Bonus demografi yang dimiliki Indonesia saat ini menuntut pemerintah untuk bisa mengelolanya dengan baik sebagai pendorong pertumbuhan ekonomi nasional. Sayangnya belum banyak pemerintah daerah yang menyadari kesempatan ini sehingga sedikit kebijakan yang pro-pemuda. Namun tidak demikian dengan Kota Surabaya. Apa yang telah dilakukan Walikota Surabaya sepatutnya menjadi contoh bagi daerah lain. Baca lebih lanjut.

A água acabou, e o que você vai fazer a respeito?

Feche os olhos e imagine o dia em que você irá abrir a torneira da sua casa e simplesmente a água não sairá. Esse é o futuro muito próximo (menos de 40 dias) dos moradores de São Paulo, que estão vivendo uma das maiores crises de água de sua história. O Sistema Cantareira, que abastece boa parte da cidade e região metropolitana, está operando com 5,1% de sua capacidade --que já inclui a segunda cota do volume morto. O Governo de São Paulo já está prevendo um rodízio do uso da água, com corte de abastecimento por cinco dias e dois com uso. Leia mais.

Solar power for better water

Lilongwe, 6 January 2015 — Access to water in Lilongwe could be improved by a relaxed regulatory landscape and promotion of alternative means to provide potable water. Unfortunately, neither seems to be on the horizon. See more.

NextDrop: a smart solution to water problems in India

A slight, dark boy with unwashed hands pushes up to our car's window to beg. With learned apathy, I turn away. Perhaps, I wince. My mother says, "Pronita, don't ever forget it's sheer luck you're on this side of the window, and not the other." This window signifies a separation today, and also a divide between what we dare to dream possible for our futures. Read more.

Minimo vital de agua en Bogotá

El agua de Bogotá es potable y deliciosa, algo excepcional en las grandes ciudades de América latina. Esto se debe a su proximidad a abundantes fuentes de agua, especialmente los páramos de Chingaza y Sumapaz, y a una buena gestión del recurso. La mayor parte del agua consumida actualmente proviene de la represa de Chingaza, ubicada a unos 50 kilómetros de Bogotá. Sin embargo, la misma proximidad de la mega urbe supone un riesgo para los frágiles ecosistemas de los páramos: Sumapaz comienza en el mismo término municipal de la capital. Aunque la capacidad de suministro actual se estima suficiente a medio plazo, a largo plazo será necesario construir nuevas represas y canalizaciones, proyectos técnicamente complejos y que probablemente generarán fuertes controversias por su impacto ambiental. Leer más o discutir.