NGT orders states to designate nodal agencies for restoring water bodies
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 11 months 2 weeks ago

Designate nodal agencies for restoration of water bodies: NGT to states

Gharisar lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Greywater irrigation more profitable
A study that finds many trees like eucalyptus grow better with greywater than ground water shows a better way to manage water. arathi posted 4 years 6 months ago

Over the years, the increasing population and urbanisation have meant growing shortage of land for disposal of domestic greywater, indiscriminate cutting down of forests for biomass production and lesser availability of water for irrigation.

Greywater from kitchen and bathroom. (Source: India Water Portal)
Water brings two villages alive
Easy access to water is one way to transform a village and help it prosper. Two Uttarakhand villages show us how. priyad posted 5 years 2 months ago

It had been a chaotic morning. With so many people bustling around the small house, Avani was looking forward to celebrating her only son's second birthday. Graciously, her husband agreed to have the celebration at Avani’s mother’s place this time. Her mother made all the arrangements for the pooja and prasadam while Avani was to take care of the guests.

Dangsari village in Uttarakhand.
Development or drastic ecological changes: Where is Dehradun headed?
Inspite of Dehradun being declared as an Ecologically Sensitive Zone 30 years ago, we couldn’t safeguard its fragility. Will the so called 'Smart City Plan' by UHUDA really help? sabitakaushal posted 5 years 9 months ago

The Babur Nama mentions that the “

The changing face of Dehradun (Source: Wikipedia)
A thousand streams spring back
Sahastradhara near Dehradun is testimony to the fact that nature’s bounty is unlimited if man treads carefully. Manu Moudgil posted 5 years 11 months ago

Govind Ram has seen the worst and best that man can do to nature.

A view of Sahastradhara region from the  ropeway (Source: Dr Umesh Behari Mathur/ Flickr)
Get drenched in the Himalayas!
Bhagsunag Falls in McLeod Ganj, Sahastradhara in Dehradun, and Kempty Falls near Mussoorie have long histories. We give you the the full lowdown, tips on what to do and how to get there. Manu Moudgil posted 6 years 8 months ago

Culture, recreation, and geology are some of the reasons people cite for visiting the Himalayas. You can literally get drenched in these topics in some of the waterfalls that the Northern Himalayas are home to. Read on to get the full scoop on places you can (and should!) visit. For the geeks among you, we have also explored a bit of the history and science behind it.

Bhagsunag in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala
Invite to a conference on 'Farmers First for conserving soil and water resources in Northern Region', Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists, Dehradun
To address the issues of natural resources conservation, integrated watershed management, management of various ecosystems with reference to northern region of India. M Muruganandam posted 8 years ago

For more information on the organisers, Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists (IASWC), please click here and here.

Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationist
Walk in interviews for 'Research personnel', The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun
A walk in interview to be conducted for various research posts at this internationally acclaimed Institution. sabitakaushal posted 8 years ago

For more information on 'The Wildlife Institute of India (WII)',  please click here.

For further details on the various openings with the institute, click here.

Vacancies for the posts of 'Scientist & others', Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun
Opportunities in an autonomous research organization that undertakes advance level of research in all aspects of geology and geodynamics of the Himalayas. sabitakaushal posted 8 years ago

For more information on the organisation, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, please click here.

Details of the various vacancies may be viewed here.

The advertisement notice may be downloaded from below.

Applications invited for Certificate course on 'Soil and water conservation and watershed management', Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute, Dehradun
A training programme for government officials on soil & water conservation, with emphasis on watershed management. M Muruganandam posted 8 years 2 months ago

For more information on the details on Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute, please click here.

For details of the training programme please view the attachment below.

CSWCRT Institute, Dehradun