In popular imagination, steeped in consumer culture, the hills are exotic and aesthetically sublime places to find solace away from busy urban life. This kind of imagination conveniently ignores and de-contextualizes the hills and the problems they face today. The Himalayas, often known as the Water Tower of Asia, are revered because many of the world's important rivers originate from them.
Central Monitoring Committee formed to ensure pollution-free river stretches
Delhi’s Jor Bagh metro station is the site of an ongoing photographic exhibition with thought-provoking images and narratives exploring escalating water crises Indian and Nepal Himalayas face.
SC sets aside Punjab's order quashing water-sharing agreement with Haryana
Hydrogeology has, before this, been considered a highly specialised field known only to dedicated academics.
The Himalayan region is facing an unprecedented onslaught of modernization. Large-scale construction, deforestation and pollution are taking a toll on it's pristine eciology. This includes the beautiful Bhimtal lake in Nainital district, Uttarakhand.
ESF invites applications for "Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management Executive Course", March 26-29, 2012, Nainitalposted 9 years 3 months ago
Venue: Uttarakhand Academy of Administration, Nainital
Water resources are under increasing pressure. Population growth, urbanization and a steep increase in water consumption for domestic uses, agriculture and industry has created a water crisis. Climate change is exacerbating the problems of water availability. This scenario leads to water scarcity and water-conflicts worldwide and seriously undermines progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.