Forgotten water bearers of Guwahati
Most of the ponds in Guwahati are in a sorry state now. They need to be preserved, not just as heritage sites, but also as drinking water providers and collectors of surface runoff. Usha Dewani posted 5 years 3 months ago

Guwahati, one of the fastest growing cities in India, is thousands of years old. Once known as Pragjyotishpura or the city of eastern light, Guwahati has many ancient stories attached to it. This beautiful city finds mention in epics such as Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas.

Jorpukhuri near Ugratara temple.
Green nod to Dibang hydel project opposed in NGT
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 5 months ago

Petition filed against green nod granted to Dibang hydel project

People protesting Dibang Project (Source: SANDRP)
Invite to a workshop on 'Wetlands of Assam', Aaranyak and IUCN-India, Guwahati
The focus of the workshop will be hydrological connectivity, climate change, ecosystem services and livelihoods with reference to Deepar Beel, Kamrup (Metro) District, Assam. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 11 months ago


(i) Take stock of the conservation and management status of the wetlands of Assam in general

(ii) Discuss the significance of good landscape connectivity of flood plain wetlands

(iii) Share the framework and results of Aaranyak-IUCN study on the Deepar beel on wetland connectivity and modelling

Admission open for 'MA in Ecology, Environment & Sustainable Development', Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati
Aim is to provide knowledge & skills, to help students understand the existing problems effecting our environment, possible ways to reduce such impacts and increase awareness in communities. sabitakaushal posted 8 years 2 months ago

For more information on the admission details, please click here.

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Government bans project clearance in eight critically polluted industrial areas
Policy matters this week - No more project clearance in critically polluted areas, Tamil Nadu government launches 'Amma' mineral water and Guwahati to get 24*7 water supply. ravleen posted 8 years 3 months ago

No environment clearance in eight critically polluted areas

Effluent pollutes water Source: Wikipedia
Umananda island uncovered
The Umananda island in Assam, which is the smallest inhabited river island in the world, holds people and primates at par. Usha Dewani posted 8 years 6 months ago

Not very far from Guwahati city but not too close either, perched on the gigantic Brahmaputra river, is the island of Umananda. It is the smallest inhabited river island in the world and is one with unusual stories beginning with even how it got its name. 

Umananda, an island of wonders
Fight water-borne diseases before they happen
Diarrhoea, cholera and dysentery are often rampant after the monsoons. The state of Assam piloted a programme to teach people to prevent their occurrence rather than to treat the illness later. Usha Dewani posted 8 years 6 months ago

The monsoon brings with it water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and dysentery, which cause suffering and death. Although this is a recurring theme annually, not enough measures are taken to prevent this. The state of Assam decided to take some action in May of this year.

Mobile labs that tested water samples in Assam
Invite to the second Northeast Water Lecture & release of “Water Conflicts in Northeast India: A Compendium of Case Studies”, Forum and Aaranyak, Guwahati
A lecture on Waterscapes: Bringing Culture and Power into the Debate on Rivers. sabitakaushal posted 8 years 7 months ago


Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India (Forum) & Aaranyak


Conference Hall, NEDFi Convention Centre, "NEDFi House", G. S.Road, Dispur, Guwahati-781006, Assam

About the lecture

Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts
Aaranyak is looking for a Research Assistant for their Water, Climate & Hazard (WATCH) Programme in the Eastern Brahmaputra basin - Apply by February 10, 2013
Seetha posted 8 years 11 months ago

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14 months (February, 2013 –March, 2014)

About Aaranyak

Aaranyak (A Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation of India) is a frontline environmental organization of India based at Guwahati, Assam. It works all over the eastern Himalayan region on nature conservation, natural resources management, climate change, disaster management and livelihood enhancement of marginalized communities through research and advocacy.

Aaranyak wants to engage one ‘Research Assistant’ in a project on ‘Reducing flood risk by providing early warning and community based flood management planning in Eastern Brahmaputra basin, India’ being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Partha J. Das, Head, ‘Water, Climate and Hazard (WATCH) Programme’.

Four step approach to achieve twenty four hour water supply - A report by WSP that draws lessons from diagnostic assessments in 6 cities across India
Is conversion of a discontinuous water supply system to a continuous one possible? This document states yes! With carefully structured strategies based on known practical procedures and investment programs, 24 hour water supply system is both achievable and affordable in the country. Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 11 months ago