Urban Bangladesh faces a huge water crisis. Groundwater tables are falling rapidly, centuries-old urban water bodies have disappeared or severely polluted and urban floods are a regular occurrence in the rainy season in many cities. In addition to water scarcity, water quality of major rivers and canals is under threat.

Water is a strategic resource. So strategic, in fact, that it can trigger wars.

Water shortage and the poor quality of water available for human consumption and agricultural purposes are problems that plague urban as well as rural India. This book examines traditional structures and systems of water use.

Medha Patkar, doyenne of the Narmada Bachao Andolan NBA , which opposes the Sardar Sarovar Project SSP on the Narmada river, has won a major battle by getting the Union government to discuss the Rs 13,500 crore dam for the first time ever with her grou

The government and anti dam activists gave ground during the first ever talks on the controversial Sardar Sarovar Project

Forty five year old Keshubhai of Manibeli has come to symbolise not only all that is wrong with state power, but also the Narmada Bachao Andolan's campaign against civil rights violations by the Maharashtra government. His hut, the first that would have b

Prompted by a financial crunch, the ministry of health is considering raising fees in medical colleges to recover costs

Kamal Nath is one of the few Indian ministers to have acquired an international image. He has traversed the globe to attend various environmental conferences and has also played host to several of his foreign counterparts. Nath argues the new found green

The Narmada Bachao Andolan has forced a reconsideration of the Sardar Sarovar Project. But with Gujarat opposed to any review and support for NBA eroding, the talks may turn out to be the calm between storms

As confusion reigns over how municipal water in three Agra localities was contaminated, self appointed social workers are trying to exploit the tragedy.