North and Central Sahyadris (Western Ghats)

A community-led landslide prediction system in India
In a first-of-its-kind disaster prevention initiative, a meteorology-based landslide prediction system was developed as a crowdsourced science effort. Posted on 14 Jun, 2022 08:53 AM

Community scientists, with the assistance of professional researchers, have developed a meteorology-based landslide prediction system for India’s Western Ghats mountain range, according to a paper published earlier this year.

Climate change is intensifying the need for a landslide prediction system based on meteorology. (Image: Western Ghats, Kerala; Source: Shagil Kannur, Wikimedia Commons)
Govt comes up with regulations for RO manufacturers
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 20 Oct, 2021 12:26 AM

Environment ministry notifies regulations for RO manufacturers

A domestic RO water purifier (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water levels in major reservoirs rise to 85 percent of overall capacity: CWC
News this week Posted on 24 Sep, 2019 10:31 PM

Reservoir levels increase to 85 percent of overall capacity this year

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Stop farming on Yamuna floodplains by 2020: NGT to DDA
Policy matters this week Posted on 17 Sep, 2019 05:26 PM

NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
Pollution affects Ganga's riverbed sediment: Study
News this week Posted on 06 Mar, 2019 08:45 AM

Not just surface water, pollution leads to deficit in dissolved oxygen in Ganga's riverbed sediment: Study

The Ganga river (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Time to enact groundwater bill
News this week Posted on 30 Jan, 2019 11:26 AM

Country's groundwater crisis showcases need to enact model groundwater bill

A well in Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Committee for action against water contamination
Policy matters this week Posted on 15 Jan, 2019 10:20 AM

Devise time-bound plan to address water contamination: Parliamentary committee

People fight for their rights to clean and safe drinking water. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
NMCG clears projects to curb Yamuna river pollution
Policy matters this week Posted on 27 Nov, 2018 11:16 AM

Yamuna river pollution: NMCG approves projects worth Rs 1,573 crore

Children rummage through garbage near the Yamuna river. (Source: IWP Flickr Photo)
NGT asks states to save ecology of Western Ghats
Policy matters this week Posted on 12 Sep, 2018 07:24 AM

No more clearance to activities affecting eco zones in the Western Ghats: NGT

Western Ghats as seen from Wagamon view point. (Source: Anand via Wikipedia Commons)
Western Ghats a source of moisture for monsoon
A new study points out that the evapotranspiration from the vegetation over the Western Ghats accounts for one-quarter of the rainfall over peninsular India. Posted on 05 May, 2018 04:55 PM

The mountain range that runs along the west coast of peninsular India from Tamil Nadu through Kerala, Karnataka, and Goa to Maharashtra is known as the Western Ghats and is very well known for its majestic beauty. It is also among the top eight biodiversity hotspots in the world.

Western Ghats provides moisture for rainfall. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)