Increasing ubanisation and industrialisation are widening the rift between demand for and supply of water

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.

Restoring traditional water structures hold key to making the region water secure.
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Call it the fallout of rapid urbanisation or plain negligence of the authorities, groundwater in Dhaka is sinking at an alarming rate. According to a study by the Institute of Water Modelling in Dhaka in 2009, groundwater in the city is going down three metres every year. It has sunk by 50 metres in the past four decades and is at over 60 metres below the ground.

Delhi government makes a lake and a marshland disappear the Delhi government appears to be determined to construct buildings on lakes instead of restoring them. On August 17, the government filed an affidavit in the Delhi High Court saying the Mayapuri lake and Jehangirpuri marshland are not waterbodies and can be used for development activity. The affidavit was filed in connection

A self sustained housing society, undaunted by water scarcity Come summer, several posh housing societies along Bengaluru

SC mining ban alone won

Tourism is priority; not ecology as the Rajasthan government prepares to award contracts for restoring Pichola lake near Udaipur