We have been exploiting groundwater resources without any eye on the future. Let’s become water positive to ensure a bright future.
How can drinking water tackle malnutrition? There are many direct and indirect factors that lead to ill-health due unsafe drinking water.
Water footprint is the total amount of water we use to produce each of the goods and services we consume.
World water scarcity has been steadily increasing and now, the world is staring at a parched future. With almost two-thirds of the world filled with water, why are we looking at such a dark future?
On July 1st, the Pune municipal corporation declared that due to deficit rainfall, they are regulating water supply. In fact, the corporation has staggered the supply and scheduled it for alternate days.
A prime example of the power of lateral thinking solving the age old drinking water problem that residents of Thrissur, Kerala faced is worth repeating. The credit for this thinking goes to its Superintendent Engineer, Pauly Peter.
India has turned into the world’s biggest extractor of groundwater, representing 25% of the aggregate in global consumption. More over, 70% of our surface fresh water sources are contaminated and this contamination is being passed on directly to the end user.
Lack of access to potable water as well as surface water contamination with flood or sewage water, is what causes most water-borne diseases during the monsoons.
It was only in the 1700s that filtration came about as a method to make water safe for drinking. Sand filtering was among the first methods of crude filtering used in the 1800s.