Ennore oil spill: Flora, fauna recover slowly
News this week Posted on 08 May, 2017 10:03 PM

Oil spill in Ennore has highly impacted the zone between Ennore and Marina beach

Oil sludge being manually removed from the rocky coast. (Image courtesy: The Indian Express)
Water crisis affects power generation
News this week Posted on 20 Mar, 2017 05:03 PM

Acute water shortage impacts thermal power generation

An NTPC thermal plant (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Opposition to Teesta Stage IV hydel project
News this week Posted on 30 Jan, 2017 04:20 PM

People of Sikkim stand against Teesta hydel project

The people of the northeast India protest against dams. (Source: SANDRP)
The semi-arid regions of the Moyar-Bhavani basin
State sponsored policies and programmes must be sensitive to promote sustainable developmental activities in this already fragile social ecological system in Tamil Nadu. Posted on 17 Jan, 2016 10:56 PM

Today's rural poor operate in highly risky and uncertain environments. Grappling with multiple stresses like eroding natural resources, poor assets and increasing climate variability, they are constantly adjusting their lives and livelihoods--changing a crop grown, digging another well, or migrating to a nearby town.

Large population of scheduled caste, and other communities reside in or around protected areas of the basin.
Invitation to a bicycle pilgrimage cum awareness ride 'Bow To Bhavani' in the Nilgiri Mountain Range, Gubbi Labs, Bangalore
An adventure for the riders to get an Eco System perspective of one of the important rivers of South India, Kaveri, and its major tributary, Bhavani.
Posted on 11 Aug, 2013 12:52 PM

 For registration and further details on this exciting event, please click here.

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The brochure and the trekking map can be viewed in the attachments below

Bhavani river
Adaptive water resource management in the Lower Bhavani project command area in Tamil Nadu – A research report by IWMI
This study by IWMI explores the theory and practice of adaptive management based on a detailed field study in the Lower Bhavani project command area. Posted on 25 Aug, 2011 11:07 PM


To what extent farmers and water resource managers already practice adaptive management and whether it is practiced in an optimal manner or could there be areas for improvement based on recent advancements in the theory of adaptive management are some of the questions that are particularly appropriate in the light of rapid changes in river basin water use and also in relation to basin closure.

This paper draws on the development and use of water resources in the Lower Bhavani Project (LBP), with the LBP reservoir and the 84,000 hectare (ha) LBP command area. The project diverts water from the Bhavani River, a tributary of the Cauvery River in Tamil Nadu.