Kerala’s Dwindling Freshwater Resources

It would appear that with about 3m of annual average rainfall and a variety of natural and man-made freshwater sources, Kerala, is a land of surplus water. But, studies by reputed research institutions in the State reveal that Kerala is no ‘safe state’ as regards fresh water availability. Ensuring uninterrupted year-round fresh water supplies remains […]

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Unfit for Use

The presence of harmful material in water in sufficient concentrations weakens or destroys natural ecosystems that support biodiversity and conversely the food chain. Water-borne diseases kill millions, particularly the more susceptible under-five strata. As against 45000 million litres per day (MLD) of waste water generated in urban areas, municipalities have the capacity to treat just […]

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Thinking Water Thinking Women

Scholars have argued that women have affinity with nature because both are subjected to domination, women by men and nature by culture. Nature in their imagination is equated with femininity and culture with masculinity. The proponents of this ideology contend that cultural artefacts have destroyed nature through destructive technologies of modern patriarchal structures and controls. […]

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