Cities in India are moving towards commercially viable models of urban water and sanitation delivery to fill the widening gap between demand and supply. Cost recovery through upfront beneficiary contributions is increasingly becoming a key consideration in the provision of piped water and sewerage.

China will adjust water pricing because the treatment of sewage is now too cheap and water resources should be used more efficiently, the Chinese central planning agency said on Thursday.

The National Development and Reform Commission said local governments would need to implement the changes gradually and cushion the impact on low-income groups by increasing subsidies.

The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to a new scheme of supplying purified and packaged water to the villages. Under the scheme called

MUMBAI: Bring water under the Essential Commodities Act (ECA). This was the demand echoed by some members of the BMC standing committee on Wednesday. With no respite from water cuts and tankers holding the city to ransom, the members wanted that the proposal, raised several times during previous water crises, be considered seriously this time.

With private water tanker service taking advantage of the situation arising out of water scarcity, the Pune Municipal Corporation on Monday fixed prices of water tankers while making it clear that those violating it will not get water from its refilling station.

Unlike before water distribution is becoming a crucial part of resource management. The debate is mainly revolving around high cost and limited quantity. Public, private and NGO initiatives are reeling under same critical problem. There is no model exist to ensure equal access to water.

Basic water supply is crucial to effectively address the challenges of both urban and rural development. Municipal authorities/state governments in developing nations are especially hard pressed to design, develop and finance the basic urban services such as safe and reliable water supply.

Large numbers of households in cities around the developing world do not have access to one of the most basic of human needs

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday indicated that Delhi will have to shell more money for water and public transport to help the government cover costs of the various Commonwealth projects. Dikshit was speaking during the Budget session of the Delhi Assembly.

This report is divided into four main components. Section 1 summarizes the history and status of major water disputes between India and three of its neighbors, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Section 2 forecasts trends in water demand by analyzing expected growth patterns in domestic, agricultural and