Four major rivers in Uttarakhand change course after heavy rains
News this fortnight Posted on 02 Nov, 2021 02:06 PM

After heavy rains, four major rivers change course in Uttarakhand

A river in Uttarakhand (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
World Bank to provide $250 million to ensure dam safety in India
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 10 Aug, 2021 07:04 AM

World Bank will provide $250 million for dam safety in India

Malampuzha dam in Kerala (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Locals reject social impact assessment report of Luhri II hydropower project
News this week Posted on 11 Dec, 2019 12:05 PM

Locals say impact assessment report does not accurately represent the real impact of Luhri II hydropower project

Sutlej river in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh (Image source: Sanyam Bahga, Wikipedia)
100 wetlands identified for restoration in next five years
Policy matters this week Posted on 10 Sep, 2019 03:04 PM

Government identifies 100 wetlands for restoration in next five years

Deepor Beel, a wetland in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Heavy rain and floods hit North India
News this week Posted on 22 Aug, 2019 12:00 PM

Rains wreak havoc in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab

Following the southern states witnessing heavy rainfall and floods this monsoon, the northern parts of India are now also experiencing incessant rains.

Gori river in Uttarakhand in spate during 2013 floods (Source: Chicu Lokgariwar, India Water Portal)
TN to pay fine for failing to restore Chennai's waterways
Policy matters this week Posted on 19 Feb, 2019 05:54 PM

NGT slaps a fine of Rs 100 crore on TN government for failing to restore Chennai's waterways

The Cooum as it flows through Chennai (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)
Kerala, TN fight over Mullaperiyar dam water release
Policy matters this week Posted on 29 Aug, 2018 11:45 AM

Kerala blames Tamil Nadu for massive floods in the state

The Mullaperiyar dam (Source: Jayeshj via Wikipedia Commons)
Power play in Kinnaur
Villagers are making informed decisions when it comes to government projects that affect ecology. Equipped with legal knowledge, they are challenging damaging hydropower projects. Posted on 07 Jun, 2017 12:23 PM

Lippa is a small village in the Kinnaur region in Himachal Pradesh, close to Asrang wildlife sanctuary. On May 27, the village witnessed hectic activity as the gram sabha was to decide the fate of a hydroelectricity project to be constructed near the village. The project demands the water from the Kerang stream be diverted for power.

People believe that tunnels such as these cause irreversible damages to the environment.
Centre initiates moving water to concurrent list
Policy matter this week Posted on 23 Jan, 2017 08:05 PM

Process to move water to concurrent list begins

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)