20 May 2011

ATREE to launch participatory programme for mapping of natural resources in Vembanad Lake, Kerala: Maps from various areas are combined, converted to GIS and made into tools for future planning exercises
Changes in the seasons and temperature due to climate change results in reduction in the availability of fish in shallow waters in Thiruvananthapuram

19 May 2011

People s power blocks dam construction in North East India - Article from International Rivers
Negative impact of mining, factories on Adivasi villages in Rajasthan - Audio update from CGNetSwara
BDA to conduct survey on Hosakerehalli lake in Bangalore: Plan to evict encroachments around the lake and renovate water body
Eco warrior Balbir Singh Seechewal plugs Kala Sanghian drain in Punjab with sandbags to protect Sutlej river from pollutants
Bhyrasagara tank which is a main source of water for Gudibande Taluk of Chikballapur district dries up: The desiccation of the tank has had a disastrous effect on agriculture
Model lakes built under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme lay dry in Bundelkhand: Water levels fall by 20 feet: This has resulted in villagers migrating
Krishi Aranya Protsah Yojane of the Karnataka forest department to see plantation of one crore seedlings in this monsoon all over Karnataka: The objective of the scheme is to increase green cover in the non-forest areas of the state

18 May 2011

Kali Nadi in Uttar Pradesh is poisoned - It carries Meerut s industrial waste, sewage and carcasses - Article from Down to Earth
Maharashtra amends water law - Agriculture gets priority over industry - Article from Down to Earth
A new report published on the Mithi River in Mumbai has slammed the government and other agencies for ignoring governmental reports about reclaiming the Mithi
Large scale illegal mining reported in Mohali district, Punjab: State government’s inability to auction its quarries in the beds of various rivers and rivulets causing this situation
Southeast Bangalore's elite apartments charged for polluting the Bellandur lake: Karnataka State Pollution Control Board issues show cause notices to 10 apartments for flouting STP norms
Special Economic Zone rules supersede environmental laws, allowing construction of Rs. 3000 crore complex in Mulund on 150 acres of natural wetlands in Mumbai : Developers claim they have required permissions, activists say this will cause flash floods
Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust signs an MoU with BBMP to maintain Puttenahalli lake in Bangalore

17 May 2011

17 lakh litres of rainwater conserved through rainwater harvesting - Case study of RV College of Engineering, Bangalore from the work of Biome Environmental Solutions - Article from Clean India Journal
Liquidity crunch - Water might well irrigate the seeds of conflict its scarcity is sowing - Article from Outlook magazine
Hunger for more, or more of hunger : Incessant grabbing of productive farmland for more industry is a recipe for disaster
PHED identifies 586 villages in Ajmer district, Rajasthan as water-crisis zone