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Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran, Director- Sustainable Development Outreach, TERI

FEATURED POSTS

  • The perils of water mismanagement

    The perils of water mismanagement

  • Climate change impacts could slow down economic growth; and increase risks of violent conflicts

    Climate change impacts could slow down economic growth; and increase risks of violent conflicts

  • Treading on a deadly pollution trajectory

    Treading on a deadly pollution trajectory

  • India's Urban Green Dilemna Requires Tough Measures

    India's Urban Green Dilemna Requires Tough Measures

  • Waste Water Reuse, the key to Conservation

    Waste Water Reuse, the key to Conservation

  • Nanopesticides: A Sustainable Route to Arresting Crop Loss

    Nanopesticides: A Sustainable Route to Arresting Crop Loss

  • Reviving Lost Paradise: Fortifying Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Hotspots

    Reviving Lost Paradise: Fortifying Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Hotspots

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Around 37.7 million people in India are affected by waterborne diseases each year. TERI has developed a biological process to remove nitrates from water at a low cost.

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Cycling as a sustainable mode of transport has revolutionized the mobility scenario in countries such as Denmark and The Netherlands, with substantial savings on the health expenditures of these countries. Even in countries like China, cycles have made a strong comeback with more and more populations choosing to cycle. But cycle ownership is rapidly declining in urban India. Ironically, imports of cycles are growing at an annual rate of 25 per cent - mainly from China. How do you reverse this trend and make cycles a solution for growing transport, environmental and health problems in the country?

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Building smart cities has its share of challenges and the way forward to a sustainable future is deft planning and execution.

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As funding for cleaning the holy Ganga increases with each passing year, the levels of pollution show no signs of abating. How do you make effective use of the funds allocated by the NDA government to save a dying river?

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The perils of water mismanagement
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By 2030, about 47 per cent of world's population will live in highly water-stressed areas. The only way to reverse this trend is to invest in environmental infrastructure and effective management of water to bring relief to millions afflicted by poverty, hunger and disease

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Climate change impacts could slow down economic growth; and increase risks of violent conflicts
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Climate change impacts could slow down economic growth; and increase risks of violent conflicts The much-awaited IPCC report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability of climate change has found that climate change impacts are...

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