One in every two individuals will be living in water-stressed regions by 2050: Report
News this week Posted on 23 Mar, 2020 12:27 PM

World Water Development Report 2020: Tropical countries to be worst hit by water stress

Banks of the Ramganga river (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Cyclone Fani ravages Odisha's ecological hotspots
News this week Posted on 15 May, 2019 06:12 PM

Odisha's ecological hotspots severely affected by cyclone

After a cyclonic storm (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Demolish illegal prawn gheries in wetlands: HC to Odisha
Policy matters this week Posted on 30 Jan, 2019 10:50 AM

HC orders demolition of illegal prawn gheries in Odisha wetlands

A view of the Chilika lake in the evening. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Lake congestion worsened Kerala floods: CWC
News this week Posted on 12 Sep, 2018 08:05 AM

Clean chit to dam management, CWC says congested Vembanad lake worsened floods in Kerala

Vembanad lake in Kerala (Source: ATREE via IWP Flickr photos)
Centre calls Kerala floods a 'calamity of severe nature'
News this week Posted on 22 Aug, 2018 09:00 AM

Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 373

A house submerged in water during floods in Kerala. (Source: Ranjithsiji via Wikimedia commons)
Chilka's health brings wealth
The Chilika Lake is Asia’s largest saltwater lake known for its biodiversity. The video, Going the Chilika Way provides insight into the importance of investing in nature and improving biodiversity. Posted on 19 Jun, 2017 12:44 PM

Spanning over 1,165 sq km, the Chilika Lake is Asia’s largest saltwater lake. Over 200,000 fishers and 400,000 farmers depend on the lake for their livelihood. But what makes this lake stand out is its biodiversity.Over a million migratory birds winter here, making it a bird watcher’s paradise in India.

The Chilika Lake. (Source: India Water Portal)
Poachers turned protectors fight for their survival
Locals who protect the migratory birds that come to Chilka lake in Odisha struggle to make a living as the lake has shrunk, thereby shrinking their revenues from fishing. Posted on 23 Nov, 2014 01:46 PM

Nature and wildlife can be better conserved if local communities are duly educated and motivated. Nearly 70 km south of Bhubaneswar, the Mangalajodi village on the edge of Chilka lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon, is a testimony to that argument.

Chilka lake, Odisha
Bird sanctuary Chilika designated 'Destination Flyways'
News this week: UN to develop strategies to protect migratory birds in Chilika, Odisha; Cochin estuary has highest in toxicity in the world; Jaipur farmers in conflict with bottling plant. Posted on 29 Jan, 2014 12:29 PM

Chilika lagoon named as 'Destination Flyways' by UN

Chilika bird sanctuary, Odisha (Source:Aditi Pany)
Environmental flows in water resources policies, plans, and projects - Case studies by IBRD
Environmental flows are really about the equitable distribution of and access to water and services provided by aquatic ecosystems, the report says. Posted on 29 Oct, 2011 06:34 PM

EFlowThis report comprising a set of case studies by International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) presents how environmental flows is dealt with in water resources policies, plans, and projects. It focuses on the integration of environmental water allocation into integrated water resources management (IWRM) and so fills a major gap in knowledge on IWRM.

Training workshop on understanding and resolving water conflicts in India, Forum for policy dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, 18th – 22nd July, 2011, Satapada, Chilika Lake, Odisha
Posted on 24 May, 2011 03:11 PM

Forum for policy dialogue on Water Conflicts in India

Organizer: Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India in collaboration with Baitarani Initiative and Odisha State Resource Centre of the Forum, SaciWATERs-CapNet Network (SCaN) and Cap-Net

Venue: Satapada on Chilika Lake, Odisha


  • Understanding water
  • Normative concerns around water
  • Legal and institutional issues related to water