This post is part of a blog series written by Priyadarshan Pandey. Hey there, aquamen (better? Good.)! Welcome back to another blog in this series where I, your buddy H2O, am taking you on an awesome ride of information and fun. So, in the last post we talked aboutthe nature of aquifers and what defines them. […]Read More The danger of groundwater over-exploitation
Ecosystems of the world provide a multitude of services to human society. Any benefit we derive from ecosystems comprise of these services. They are categorized under different names like provisioning services (photosynthesis, soil formation), supporting services (agriculture, timber and any other product that is natural derived), cultural services (education, tourism) and regulating services (clean water, […]Read More Should We Pay For Ecosystem Services ?
AKVO AWGs have been a revelation in how water is tapped for drinking purposes in our country. However, the journey has not been smooth and is by no means over. Mr. Bagga, the main man behind this organization and idea, is continuously working tirelessly to realize his dream of providing water to the people of […]Read More From the founder: AKVO and it’s journey so far…
This post is part of a blog series written by Priyadarshan Pandey. Hello there! Your friend H2O is back with another post. Let’s get straight into it! I’m sure by now the picture I’ve painted must have you convinced that I’m as integral to your world as a fake blood supplier to a Tarantino movie. […]Read More Groundwater: The largest source of water that matters
Water is a big crisis in today’s world. It doesn’t matter where you live or how lavishly you live; you are going to face the brunt of the water crisis now or at some point in the future. The problem remains acute in India and the crisis is only growing. Despite relying on a variety […]Read More AKVO: Plucking water out of thin air!
A guest blog by Nigel Cowburn. Nigel is a landscape architect based in New Zealand. I recently attended the New Zealand Irrigation Conference. One topic that came up often was aquifer recharge. NZ is undergoing a rapid shift from government funded irrigation to private sector schemes. The government-led approach resulted in over-allocation of many […]Read More Groundwater recharge through irrigation losses in New Zealand
Traditionally, communities all over the world have relied on fresh surface water to meet their water needs. Thus, with the advent of urban centers and rapid development, one of the first thrust areas was to control and store surface water resources so that the population of an area can reliably survive on it. Investment in […]Read More Is groundwater a reliable source of water for communities?
This post is part of a series of posts written by Priyadarshan Pandey. Welcome back, watermen (no?)! So, in the last couple of posts we talked about the reason for my importance, my structure on an atomic level and the properties it generates, and my role in sustaining life on earth. And we talked about […]Read More How do oceans determine regional climatic conditions? Part I- Effect
This is the second post in the water series, written by Priyadarshan Pandey. The first post of the series- click here. If you’re anything like me, you love the universe and are fascinated by its size and lore. To quote the great Douglas Adams, “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly […]Read More About Water, and its place in the Universe
(This is a blog series on water, written by Priyadarshan Pandey.) It’s World Water day! Is there a better day to start knowing more about me? I don’t think so! Hello, there! I am your friend (cum creator cum nurturer) H2O, but you can call me Water. In this series of blogs, I will be […]Read More About Water-Why is it so important and what makes it so special?