The world’s water has never been under greater pressure, with unprecedented demands for use in human consumption, agriculture, industry and power generation. How can a growing global population ensure that water remains available, clean and sustainable?

This new ADB report based on 43 case studies highlights how people work together to secure water for all through innovative approaches in basins.

The Chhattisgarh government handed over a stretch of the Sheonath river to a private company to manage water distribution without setting up independent regulatory authorities that could establish guidelines under which a private firm could manage a common resource. A long lease without a regulatory mechanism can lead to unforeseen circumstances.

In theory, rainwater harvesting can drought proof every village in India. In theory, drought proofing requires strong and functioning village level institutions. Travelling through Chattisgarh state officially declared drought hit gives me a chance to s

for fisherfolk and traders in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, catching fish is child's play, thanks to harmful pesticides such as endosulfan. The fisherfolk contaminate the upper reaches of

Government does little with records that could help reduce effect of drought on agriculture

Only a few villages stand testimony to the success of traditional water harvesting methods in tribal areas of Singhbhum. A report by Binayak Das

The innovative use of stormwater drains to harvest water has meant a new lease of life for water starved Chennai

Environmental groups wage legal war to contain mining operations in Karnataka s Kudremukh National Park

By publicly disclosing the environmental status report and commissioning an ngo for its preparation, Pune Municipal Corporation has grabbed double honours