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Environmental Public Hearing of the proposed Devsari HEP, on River Pinder, disrupted by angry villagers
Information on the public environmental hearing in Devsari arun posted 11 years 10 months ago

Public Hearing not Performed in Devsari HEP

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FIR filed against 11 people by name (Vimalbhai, Gabbarsingh etc.) under IPC. 148,332,427,436,504
Agitation is continue in Deval

On 13th October, 2009 the Environmental Public Hearing (PH) of the proposed Devsari HEP (252 MW) on river Pinder, one of the main tributary of Alaknanda River, District Chamoli, Uttarakhand was organised by Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board amidst growing opposition to the Project from the local vilagers. Satluj Jal Vidhut Co. Ltd., a joint venture of Central Govt. and Himachal State is the project proponent.

History of climate change talks, the UNFCC & COP-15
How we have come to COP-15- in a nutshell arun posted 11 years 10 months ago

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History of Climate Change Talks

Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz international prize for water
Nominations are being accepted for a new global Prize to be awarded biannually: the "Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water" arun posted 11 years 10 months ago

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On 21 October 2002, His Royal Highness Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz – Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General – announced in Riyadh that nominations were being accepted for a new global Prize to be awarded biannually: the "Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water". 

The Prize Council, headed by His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, includes leading scholars from around the world. The General Secretariat of the Prize is headquartered in the Prince Sultan Research Center for Environment, Water and Desert, at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background on the Meteorological Datasets
A post on the need and requirement of data being made freely available to the general public arun posted 11 years 11 months ago

We foresee that this data can be useful in making rainwater harvesting and water balance estimates, in various research areas, climate change adaptation studies and more. We also believe in the democratising effect of having this kind of data freely available to the general public.

International day of action for rivers
March 14 is observed as International Day of Action for rivers arun posted 12 years ago

It is a day when existing river protection campaigns re-dedicate to the cause.

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Rashtriya Jal Chetna Yatra: Creating awareness about water conservation
The campaign used innovative methods to create awareness in different states of India. arun posted 12 years ago

The objectives of National Water Awareness Campaign, (Rashtriya Jal Chetna Yatra) include creating awareness about the conservation of water, and to strive for the society's right to water. The campaign used innovative methods to create awareness in different states of India.

The River Care volunteer handbook
The River Care Volunteer Handbook, developed by Anglianwater, EnCams, and Environment Agency, is a ready reckoner to get you started on mobilizing people and organizing campaigns for cleaning the river in your area. arun posted 12 years ago

Click on the link below to download the handbook.

Total Sanitation Campaign: A toilet for every household
The Government of India’s Total Sanitation Campaign is a major effort to address rural sanitation problems, with the final goal being a toilet for every household. arun posted 12 years ago

Poor sanitation and hygiene is one of the major causes of poor water quality, as  bacterial from human excreta find their way into drinking water or directly into our bodies through unclean hands.

The document was made by the Department of Drinking Water Supply, Government of India.

Ramsar convention policies: Concept and mission
The Ramsar Convention Policies are acknowledged worldwide as an authority on the protection of wetlands. arun posted 12 years ago

The Ramsar Convention’s ‘wise use’ concept defined as ‘the maintenance of the wetlands ecological character, achieved through the implementation of ecosystem approaches, within the context of sustainable development’, has guided various measures for the sustainable use of wetlands and their resources, for the benefit of humankind.

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