Delhi prone to floods: IPCC

Delhi prone to floods: IPCC

The Yamuna River floodplains need to be kept free as buffer zones to absorb the damage due to extreme weather events, says the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report also says Mumbai and Kolkata prone to coastal flooding

Power everywhere but no buyers

Hydropower companies in electricity-surplus Himachal Pradesh face a hard time selling power. Most state discoms, the potential buyers, are in debt and resort to power cuts rather than buying it

Kerala plans iron removal plants for clean water supply

The State is rich in laterite soil which has high iron content. This iron seeps into aquifers resulting in high concentration of the mineral in groundwater. In the current financial year, the plants will be set up in 21 water supply schemes

HC notice to Govt on contaminated railway water

The Delhi High Court issued the notice on a plea seeking improvement in drinking water quality in Indian Railways and a probe into alleged manipulation while awarding contracts for supply of chlorination plants

DPR on Pune water needs ready

The report, prepared by an Italian firm, looks at the viability of installing water metres in the city besides suggesting cost-effective measures to meet the city's water demand for the next 30 years

AAP promises solar powered pump sets in Andhra

The Aam Aadmi Party's election campaign committee in the state has offered to harness solar power effectively and shift all agricultural pump sets to solar power in two years

state election campaign committee on Sunday has offered to harness solar power effectively and shift all agricultural pump sets to solar power in two years. - See more at: http://www.sustainabilityoutlook.in/news/aap-vows-put-farm-pump-sets-solar-power#sthash.nJJVYRKX.dpuf

Last year's floods washed out India's energy dreams

An analysis of the last year's floods in Uttarakhand shows that the young Himalayan range is not ready for industrial invasion at the scale at which dam construction is being carried out

Free water a  fundamental right

The previous Delhi government's free water scheme ended this march but the fact that water is a fundamental right is enough for all to understand its importance: an analysis

How communities adapt to climate change

A paper talking about how climate change in two coastal districts of Tamil Nadu affected livelihood and the community's efforts to adapt

This is the news roundup of April 2, 2014.

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