Water Initiatives Odisha

Water Initiatives Odisha
River conservation efforts need to be prioritised
Healthy forests are necessary for healthy rivers and prosperous communities that depend on the river, say experts.
Posted on 05 Apr, 2019 02:06 PM

Odisha is home to 11 major rivers of which many are interstate rivers such as the Mahanadi. As climate change makes extreme rainfall events more frequent in the state, there is an urgent need to better manage the rivers and their basins.

Engagement with indigenous communities in protecting natural forests and rivers is vital (Image: Priya Ranjan Sahoo)
Different designs, same management: A note from Water Initiatives Odisha on Rengali dam and flood management
‘Did we manage the Rengali dam the way we managed Hirakud?’ asks Water Initiatives Odisha
Posted on 28 Sep, 2011 09:57 AM

Water Initiatives Odisha, brings out a special note on this issue in response to the latest spell of the flood disaster in northern Odisha Rivers.

Clear the air on Sindhol - WIO urges Government of Odisha
Before asking public on Sindhol project, they do have a right to know the project details, demands Water Initiatives Odisha.
Posted on 17 Sep, 2011 01:47 PM
  • Is the government really serious about the Project?  Water Initiatives Odisha(WIO) apprehends this to be a political game rather than a hydro power project, at least for now.
  • We urge upon the government to first clear the air on the project design and other related issues before moving any further.
  • The project is uncalled for without making a comprehensive analysis of water and energy scenario of the state; and if it displaces people and submerges agriculture land and forests