The 5Ws (Why, What, When, Where, Who) of Wednesdays for Water

By Dr. Mansee Bal Bhargava[1] Introduction Wednesdays.for.Water (WfW) is a think tank and communication series initiated as a citizen’s collective. The idea of the WfW is to connect the water worries, wisdoms, and the warriors through dialogues/discussions/debates. On January 05, WfW shall step into its month nine of webinar series happening every Wednesday at 5.00pm. … Continue reading The 5Ws (Why, What, When, Where, Who) of Wednesdays for Water

Jal Satyagraha, Matri Sadan and a way forward to water justice

By Mansee Bal Bhargava1 There are currently more than 300 plus international transboundary water conflicts between the sovereign borders and if cumulated and accounted for, there are thousands of inter-state and inter-district transboundary water conflicts within nation states. The hydro-diplomacy in those conflicts is pretty much between the national and state/district governments respectively. Besides this, … Continue reading Jal Satyagraha, Matri Sadan and a way forward to water justice

Wednesdays for Water: Urban-rural water sustainability faces multiple challenges on the ground

By Nishant Saxena1, Manisha Sharma2, Fawzia Tarannum3, Mansee Bal Bhargava4 In India, nearly 60% of rural households have drinking water facilities within their premises whereas, the figure touches 80% in the urban areas, according to the National Sample Survey. Such urban-rural disparity is evident globally also and thus calls for addressing access to water from … Continue reading Wednesdays for Water: Urban-rural water sustainability faces multiple challenges on the ground

Water cannons and cannonisation of the governance of protest

By Mansee Bal Bhargava* The current farmers protest in India is inching towards the first anniversary mark pertaining to the several issues identified by the farmers on the enactment of three new farm bills as Farms Acts on September 27, 2020. As a tribute, this article is about a lesser talked subject in the protests: … Continue reading Water cannons and cannonisation of the governance of protest

Observations by sustainable architecture students on Rajpath-Central Vista Avenue project

Open Letter on Heritage & Community Perspectives on (Rajpath) Central Vista Avenue, New Delhi, to the Central Public Works Department, CPWD, New Delhi: Observations and Suggestions from master students of Sustainable Architecture (Heritage and Community Perspectives) at Central University of Rajasthan, with course coordinator Dr. Mansee Bal Bhargava on the proposed Re/development of (Rajpath) Central … Continue reading Observations by sustainable architecture students on Rajpath-Central Vista Avenue project

CII’s water summit: Lack of women representation reflects on patriarchal mindset

Open letter on missing women in the 2020 CII-International Water Innovation Summit “For a Shared Water Future”, addressed to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti and other organizing partners with observations and suggestions from the students of TERI-School of Advanced Studies with a teacher and few others: We learn from … Continue reading CII’s water summit: Lack of women representation reflects on patriarchal mindset

Bihar flood with coming rains and continued COVID-19 pandemic

By Asif Shahab,Suchita Jain and Dr Mansee Bal Bhargava[1] At SaciWATERs Hyderabad, we are doing a project in Bihar on ‘Civil Society voices, vulnerable communities and localized platforms for addressing water quality challenges’ funded by European Union Project since January 2018. We took a dig into the current flood situation of Bihar since it is … Continue reading Bihar flood with coming rains and continued COVID-19 pandemic