Weekly News and Policy Updates

India gets its first wetland conservation centre
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 week 3 days ago

Country’s first wetland conservation centre set up on World Wetland Day

Deepor beel, Assam (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Disaster strikes Uttarakhand, yet again
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 week 3 days ago

Uttarakhand glacier disaster: Death toll rises to 58 as rescue operation continues

Flash Floods in Chamoli, Uttarakhand (Image Source: India.com)
Over 97 million Indians were currently being exposed to extreme floods: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago

75 percent districts in India are hotspots of extreme climate events: Report

75 percent districts in India are hotspots of extreme climate events (Source: IWP Flickr photos))
Submit report on the need for clearance of National Waterway-1: NGT to MoEF
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago

NGT seeks report on the need for clearance of inland waterway projects in Ganga

Motor-driven ferries at Varanasi (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Study using geo-tagged bottles unravels plastic pollution
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Plastic pollution can travel thousands of kilometres in just a few months, finds new study using geo-tagged bottles

Plastic pollution by a river (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
New packaged drinking water rules to apply from January 1, 2021
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Revised standards for packaged drinking water to apply from January 1st, 2021

Filtration plants in a packaging water units (Image source: Tushar Trivedi)
Illegal sand mining led to 193 deaths in two years, says report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Illegal sand mining operations lead to 193 deaths in two years

Sand mining on the banks of Tapti (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
NGT orders states to designate nodal agencies for restoring water bodies
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Designate nodal agencies for restoration of water bodies: NGT to states

Gharisar lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
World Toilet Day 2020: Safe fecal disposal key to sustainable sanitation
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 months 1 week ago

UN emphasises the need for safe faecal disposal this WTD2020

Fecal sludge management key to safe sanitation (Source: CS Sharada Prasad)
India now has 41 Ramsar sites, with two more wetlands added to the list
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 months 1 week ago

Two more wetlands added to Ramsar sites

Lonar Sarovar lake Maharastra (Source: Wikipedia Commons)