Mitigating drinking water crisis in Mongla: BRAC's rainwater harvesting solution

Like Renuka's home, Brack installed 4,200 household-based rainwater harvesting systems, each with a capacity of 2,000 litres, in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat district. According to the information of the organization, safe drinking water is being available to about 24,000 people including 11,520 women in Mongla Upazila. This facility has been provided under the project titled […]

High salinity concentration in underground water of northern districts: Study reveals worrying findings

The Fisheries Department said this could have serious implications as fish farming is done across the country and 57 per cent of freshwater fish is farmed in 2,519,872 ponds. Regarding using salt in ponds for fish farming, Alok Kumar Saha, Deputy Director, Fisheries Department, said, “We recommend using salt in ponds during winter because a […]

Dhaka Vasa MD should be kept in check

WASA President Gholam Mostofa recently highlighted various irregularities and mismanagement in a TV talk show. Three organizations of WASA officers and employees sent a letter to the Ministry of Local Government complaining against the chairman. Presumably the president of WASA wrote a retaliatory letter to the ministry making allegations against the MD of the organisation. […]

Europe’s produce at stake in Spain’s water war

‘It’s not sustainable’ The political battle over water in the lead-up to this month’s elections has produced some strange bedfellows. The formerly socialist-held region of Valencia has aligned with Murcia, run by the conservatives of the Popular Party, to try to block any cuts. Socialist Castile-La Mancha, meanwhile, is supporting the government’s decree with the […]