Could solar-powered solutions be an answer to rural India’s water woes?

Residents of rural areas in developing countries have been facing water challenges for several decades and a majority still lack access to proper sanitation facilities. The need for action is recognised within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)[1] framework or simply ‘Global Goals’, adopted by the UN Member States in 2015. Within the total of 17 […]


Unavailability is not the sole cause of water stress

Unavailability is not the sole cause of water stress by Bakorlang Myrthong Water is a natural necessity for life, so it comes as little surprise that access to safe and clean drinking water was declared a basic human right by the United Nations General Assembly, 2010. Yet a staggering 2 billion people in the world […]


Reverse osmosis (RO) is not a long-term solution for purifying fresh water

  Understanding its impact early could prevent a slow onset disaster The increase in demand for drinking water and limited supply from fresh water sources led to the development of desalination technologies. Reverse Osmosis (RO) is one such technology that removes salt from saline water. RO systems, however, are now being used recklessly, even where […]