Western Coastal Plains

Rising sea temperatures pose a threat to coral reefs
Study analysing data of sea surface temperatures since 1982 finds that three mass bleaching events impacted five major Indian coral reefs. Posted on 25 Sep, 2019 07:21 PM

Bengaluru, September 24 (India Science Wire): The Indian coastline is home to an ancient and diverse coral reef system that provides natural habitat for diverse marine underwater ecosystem.

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Cyclone Ockhi hits south-west India
News this week Posted on 05 Dec, 2017 03:51 PM

Cyclone Ockhi makes landfall, affects Lakshadweep islands, Kerala and Tamil Nadu

A severe cyclonic storm in progress. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
River health goes south
In a two-part series, we look at the health of rivers across India. Here's a comprehensive assessment of the condition of rivers in the south and the west. Posted on 07 Jun, 2017 11:32 AM

Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa, all located in the west of India, have rivers belonging to several different basins. With the exception of rivers in Rajasthan that drain into the Yamuna basin, the other rivers in these states either drain into the Bay of Bengal via the peninsular basins or run from the Western Ghats and into the Arabian sea.

These iconic falls at Athirapally are threatened by a hydroelectric project upstream. (Source: Arathi Kumar Rao)
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
Environmentalists protest proposed projects near Konkan coastline
News this week Posted on 09 Feb, 2016 12:48 PM

Activists stand against three proposed projects near Konkan coastline

A thermal power plant in Ennore, Chennai (Source: India Water Portal Flickr Photos)
India ranked 12th in mismanaging plastic waste
News this week Posted on 17 Feb, 2015 08:28 PM

8 million tonnes of plastic waste dumped into world's oceans in 2010: Study

Two oceans meeting at Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
Floods in Assam affect one lakh people - Dhemaji worst hit
Floods in Assam, bio-toilets in Konkan railway stations and damage of hydropower project in Uttarakhand are highlights of this week's news. Posted on 08 Jul, 2013 11:31 AM

 Flood fury hits Assam


The flooded plains of Brahamputra
Mumbai to get India's longest 'water metro' - Updates from the Resource and Information Network for the Coasts' March 2013 newsletter
This article presents the highlights of the TRINet newsletter Posted on 01 Mar, 2013 10:29 PM

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The March edition of the TRINet has the following highlights:

Case studies on amelioration of water scarcity in rural Gujarat by Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust
This document is a collection of case studies on ways to ameliorate water scarcity in rural Gujarat by Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust. It provides first-hand accounts of how water programmes impact lives of hundreds and thousands of villagers. The solutions to deal with water scarcity include the promotion of rainwater harvesting (RWH), groundwater replenishment and drip irrigation. Posted on 11 Feb, 2013 05:03 PM

This document is by journalist Suhit Kelkar on behalf of Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust. It is a collection of case studies on ways to ameliorate water scarcity in rural Gujarat.

Green islands amongst Mumbai’s brick and mortar: A video about some amazing work done by local citizens in setting up community gardens within the city
Lush green spaces thrive in the heart of Mumbai, thanks to a green initiative ‘ Urban Leaves’ that provides information and knowledge to the local community to reconnect with nature. Individuals, friends and families – all eager learners pledge their time and energy, come soil their hands and grow organic greens together. Posted on 07 Feb, 2013 11:32 AM

Source of video: Urban Leaves