NEW DELHI: More than 80% of New Delhi’s tap water is contaminated by plasticmicrofibres, new research has shown. This is the third highest contamination rate in the world after the US (New York and Washington DC) and Beirut, Lebanon. These findings are part of a study conducted after testing 150 samples of tapwater collected by news website Orb Media from five continents. Though many in Delhi’s well-off circles do not use tap water for drinking, large swathes of the capital’s population have no access…Continue Reading
NEW DELHI: The Yamuna and Ganga are not to be considered living entities, said the Supreme Court today, setting aside an earlier verdict that gave the rivers the same legal rights as a person. In March, the Uttarakhand High Court, in an attempt to protect the rivers, considered sacred by millions, had said that the rivers cannot be harmed and should be parties to disputes over them. The High Court ruled in favour of a public interest litigation against the state for inaction in clearing…Continue Reading
India Water Foundation has been granted accreditation as an observer to the Governing Body of #United Nations Environment Assembly.
Dear Jal Mitr, We are pleased to inform you that #IndiaWaterFoundation has been granted accreditation as an #observertotheGoverningBody of #UnitedNationsEnvironmentAssembly. Apart from being a morale booster for us at India Water Foundation, this will also encourage us in carrying out our activities in the realms of water and climate change with added enthusiasm. As an observer we will be part of all public meetings and sessions of the United Nations Environment Assembly and its subsidiary organs.Continue Reading
There comes a warning from a new study published in the recent issue of Sciencejournal that If #climatechange continues to progress, increased precipitation could mean detrimental outcomes for #waterquality in the United States. It further points out that an intensifying #watercycle can substantially overload #waterways with excess nitrogen runoff—which could near 20 percent by 2100—and increase the likelihood of events that severely impair water quality. It is further revealed from the study that when rainfall washes nitrogen and phosphorus from human…Continue Reading