What about privatising water? Should India move to do it? What tips the scales in its favour, and what doesn t? In 2003, two editorials in Down To Earth tried to tackle such questions see:

Water User Associations in Maharashtra face unforeseen hurdles despite being successful. Why is the government stalling them?

status: Five per cent of the state's forests are degrading every year potential: Regeneration of the degraded forests can create 120 million humandays of employment strategy: Open up the

Kashmir s economy is nothing but a sensitive and organised use of its ecology. After 15 years of living under the shadow of the gun, finally, when hope is making a comeback in the state, Kashmir will have to turn to its immense environmental resources to

At a time when river networking is being touted as a panacea for the entire country’s water woes, the tide of opinion in Karnataka is turning against the concept. The dissent is moored to a proposed local scheme to divert Nethravathi river

One usually does not associate malaria with a desert environment. Common sense dictates that mosquitoes, that breed only in stagnant water, would give arid, water scarce spaces such as a desert a wide go by. But that is not the case in the Thar desert. Ra

Does the concept of interlinking India's rivers hold water? The debate rages on...

As the Cauvery river dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu gets reduced to a politico legal wrangle, focal issues remain unaddressed

In a last-ditch bid to save their dying crops, farmers of drought affected Namunda village in Haryana breached the Delhi-Rewari canal recently. They resorted to this extreme step to

The Valencia water tribunal has stood strong for a thousand years; will modern day pressures crush its influence?