World must unite to tackle climate change immediately: UN
News this week Posted on 29 Apr, 2021 10:15 AM

UN report reminds the world to tackle climate change immediately

Severe cyclone batters a town in India (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Mahadayi river water dispute receives final award
Policy matters this week Posted on 05 Mar, 2020 02:05 PM

Karnataka allowed to implement Kalasa-Banduri project

The Mandovi river disputed between Karnataka and Goa (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Himalayan State Regional Council constituted
Policy matters this week Posted on 18 Nov, 2018 06:34 PM

Himalayan council constituted for sustainable development of the Himalayas

A view of the Himalayas. (Source: IWP Flickr photos--photo for representation purpose only)
Goa wins Mahadayi water dispute
Policy matters this week Posted on 22 Aug, 2018 09:12 AM

Mahadayi water dispute: Goa to get maximum share of water

Mahadayi river in Goa (Source: Amol.Gaitonde via Wikimedia commons)
Saving Chorao through its people
A new project tries to save the ecologically diverse Chorao island by including the inhabitants of the island in conservation efforts. Posted on 10 Dec, 2017 12:37 PM

Located just 5 km away from the capital city of Panaji, Chorao island, along the Mandovi river, is one of the largest islands in Goa. The island has a unique ecosystem that is different from the other sanctuaries in the state.

Chorao island (Source:GIZ)
MoEF for dropping seven hydel projects in Arunachal
Policy matters this week Posted on 11 Aug, 2017 10:19 AM

Environment ministry recommends dropping seven hydel projects in Arunachal Pradesh

Pristine Arunachal Pradesh (Source: Wikimedia)
A tale of two sparring states and a river
Goa and Karnataka lock horns again over Mahadayi water sharing. How long will it go on before a consensus is reached? Posted on 25 Aug, 2016 11:36 PM

The small town of Navalgund of Dharwad district in Karnataka with a population of 25,000 has been the epicenter of farmers’ protest demanding water from the west-flowing river, Mahadayi.

The Mahadayi or the Mandovi river, shared between Karnataka and Goa for their water needs, is a bone of contention between the two states.
NGT gets strict over notification of wetlands
Policy matters this week Posted on 30 Jul, 2016 11:53 PM

NGT orders CWRA to meet every month for identification of wetlands

A wetland in Assam. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
One river, two names and a 14-year-long dispute
Goa and Karnataka have been fighting over the Mhadei since 2002. How does this affect the extensive cooperation expected from the states for the interlinking plan? Posted on 10 Mar, 2016 07:09 PM

The Mandovi river is picture perfect. She is the wide, placid river fringed by the coconut palms and dotted by the boats that we think of when we think of Goa.

The serene Mandovi is the focus of a bitter dispute between Karnataka and Goa
Rains bring relief to Chennai's water security but expose city's under-preparedness
News this week Posted on 16 Nov, 2015 09:42 PM

Heavy rain water logs Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu

A water logged street (Source: IWP Flickr photos)