Gautam Buddh Nagar District

Ensure adequate water to Delhi: HC to Haryana
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 1 month ago

HC orders Haryana government to supply adequate water to Delhi and monitor Yamuna through live Google maps

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
Namami Gange: Only 10 out of 100 sewage projects done
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 2 months ago

Under Namami Gange mission, only 10 out of 100 new sewage projects completed

Polythene bags and solid waste left behind as water recedes in the Ganga river. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water storage depletes in major river basins: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 3 months ago

CWC data shows water storage in major river basins depleting

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Almost half of the country reels under drought: Study
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 3 months ago

Study reveals that nearly 42 percent of India’s land area is facing drought

India will see more droughts in the future. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
DDA allows waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains
Policy matter this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 3 months ago

DDA allocates 42.5 acre plot on Yamuna floodplains for waste dumping

Yamuna river in New Delhi (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Protecting Surajpur wetland
Surajpur wetland faces the threat of habitat loss because of the proliferating real estate development in the area. Amita Bhaduri posted 2 years 4 months ago

The migratory bird season is in full swing and avid bird watchers have flocked to Surajpur wetland to sight the charismatic Common Teal, Red-crested Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, Bar-headed Goose, Greylag Goose, Northern Shoveler and Gadwall.

The forest department and local activists discuss the threats on Surajpur, an urban wetland encroached upon by private real estate as well as the government. (Image: India Water Portal)
Himalayan State Regional Council constituted
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 8 months ago

Himalayan council constituted for sustainable development of the Himalayas

A view of the Himalayas. (Source: IWP Flickr photos--photo for representation purpose only)
Maharashtra comes out with draft groundwater rules
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 10 months ago

Maharashtra farmers to need approval to sow water-intensive crops 

A sugarcane farm (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Call for Admissions for Graduate Program of Water Science and Policy 2018 at Shiv Nadar University
A first of its kind academic program offering a multi-disciplinary perspective on water with a special focus on policy and practical solutions. priyad posted 3 years 2 months ago

Entering its second year, the Graduate Program of Water Science and Policy 2018 at Shiv Nadar University envisages a multi-disciplinary classroom, engagement and content delivered by some of the best minds globally – experts on water who have worked on ground realities, made policies and initiated change.

Can grey and green coexist on urban landscape?
As cities spread wide, grey infrastructure projects flout green norms to provide affordable housing for all. Amita Bhaduri posted 3 years 10 months ago

Far in the distance, towards the edge of Noida and Greater Noida flows the Hindon river amidst clusters of modern highrise buildings. A few years ago, the landscape here was more countrified and quite distinct from the low rise neghbourhoods of Delhi dotted with its numerous parks and abundant institutional spaces. 

Building bye-laws mandate that builders adhere to environmental norms and install energy-saving mechanisms like solar installations, water harvesting and waste recycling methods.