Our rivers have rights
May 1, 2023
| Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar, TERI and Dr Girija Bharat, Founder Director, Mu Gamma Consultants
| The Hindu Business Line
Rivers are valuable natural sources for drinking water, provide sediments to floodplains, valley, and contribute to the rich biodiversity. They are contributors of ground water recharge to acquirers and interconnect the ecological and hydrological systems. They include different orders of streams and their catchments. They have a right to life, which needs protection write Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow, Water Resources Division, TERI and Dr Girija Bharat is the Founder Director of Mu Gamma Consultants, Gurugram.
Turning the table: Delhi recharges more groundwater than it extracts
April 6, 2023 |
April 6, 2023
The Times of India
Out of 34 assessment units in Delhi, over 44% are overexploited, which is higher than the national average. In those tehsils, overexploitation will lead to a sharp decline of water levels and depletion of groundwater levels, said Dr SK Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.
Chacha Chaudhary and TERI launch comic on water sustainability on World Water Day
March 23, 2023 |
March 23, 2023
Speaking on the launch of the comic title Chacha Chaudhary and Water-Our Right by the Diamond Toons in association with TERI on World Water Day, Dr. Syamal Kumar Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, said this comic is appropriate, especially for young children. The book will encourage the children to become change agents during water use and its management.
Centre, states must join hands to ease water woes
March 22, 2023
| The Tribune
In the absence of reforms in India's water sector, the existing 256 water-stressed districts out of 766 in the country will tend to be water-scarce in the coming years, and more districts will fall in the water-stressed category. Every citizen must become a change agent regarding the way they consume and manage water. Preparing a climate-resilient water agenda has to be expedited; it should then be implemented urgently, says Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI.
Water-stressed India: Channel treated wastewater from cities to irrigation and industry
March 22, 2023
| Dr Nimisha Singh and Mr Khalil Ullah Khan
India is ranked the 13th most water-stressed country globally. Regarding wastewater generation, India tops the chart amongst South Asian countries. Treating wastewater and utilising it in agriculture and industry can protect freshwater and groundwater resources from overexploitation and pollution. Such a critical initiative needs better handholding of urban local bodies, says Dr Nimisha Singh, Research Associate and Mr Khalil Ullah Khan, Associate Fellow, TERI.
Experts stress on sustainable water use and innovative technologies at Water Sustainability Awards 2023
March 22, 2023 |
March 22, 2023
Asian News International
Water access and sanitation are the two areas where India has made progress as we approach the SDGs' 2030 time frame, according to Dr. S K Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, who gave the welcome address at the Water Sustainability Awards 2023, which TERI hosted with the support of the United Nations Development Programme and International Water Association on the eve of World Water Day in New Delhi on 21 March 2023. He added that more work is needed in areas like improving water use efficiency, water treatment, integrated water management, and restoring the water ecosystem.