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  • Content and Image Courtesy: BORDA- South Asia The Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) with its partners Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA) and the Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination Society (CDD), India in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Nor...
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  • The case study of the irrigation infrastructure of Tungabhadra river zooms in on the river, to examine the various schemes on it. Taking the particular case of the Tungabhadra in the Krishna river basin and following the river flow as it is subject to various schemes in time and space, it shows...
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  • Forwarded to the Portal by: Josh Paglia, SIWI The UNDP Water Governance Facility (WGF) at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a unique initiative that supports developing countries in their efforts to strengthen water governance and reduce poverty through policy support and advisor...
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  • "Hydro-power guidelines flawed", is a critique by Himanshu Thakkar, written in June 2006, of the recent guidelines from the Ministry of Power, that encourage private sector participation in the development of large hydro projects. The author argues that there is little attention paid to past failure...
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  • "Unreasoned push for large storage projects", is a note by Himanshu Thakkar written in July 2006, on the central government's unreasoned preference for large multi-purpose storage projects, inspite of evidence and experience contrary to the same.Read the note
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  • This act was legislated in 1997 to create the Andhra Pradesh Water Resources Development Corporation for promotion and operation of irrigation projects, command area development and schemes for drinking water and industrial water supply to harness the water of rivers of the state of Andhra Pradesh a...
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  • It is with great disappointment that Raksha Sutra and Uttarakhand Nadi Bachao Andolan received the news from the report in Amar Ujala, Dehradun 27.02.09 that the Uttarakhand High Court has granted a stay to the Central Government Order suspending the work on the Loharinag , Pala (600 MW) hydroelectr...
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  • The 100-odd-kilometre stretch between Gaumukh, near the Gangotri glacier from where the Bhagirathi originates, and Uttarkashi used to present all the different moods of the Ganga, that is, until the run-of-river (ROR) Maneri Bhali Phase I hydroelectric project, with an installed capacity of 90 mega...
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  • The oustees of Maheshwar Dam demanded immediate stoppage of Maheshwar dam in village during the visit of the Monitoring Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forest. The oustees told the Committee that the project authorities have completely failed to rehabilitate the oustees but ...
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  • The South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers & People has published a critique of the India's National Action Plan on Climate change (NAPCC), titled: "There is little Hope here". India is more vulnerable to the climate change impacts than the US, the Europe or even China. And the poor within India, wh...
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  • A consolidated reply of experiences and examples shared by various members of the Solution Exchange Water Community From Nitya Jacob, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), New Delhi Posted 10 May 2009 From K. J. Joy, Suhas Paranjape and Shruti Vispute, Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conf...
    makarandpurohitposted 10 years 5 months agoread more
  • Dear Friends, We welcome you to support the cause of a dying river in the Western ghats As you are aware, an indefinite Satyagraha led by Chalakudy River Protection Forum has been going on at Athirappilly near the project site since 25th February 2008. A series of programs have been organized in con...
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  • Himanshu Thakkar has attached herewith a letter just sent to the members of the MEF's Expert Appraisal Committee on the river valley projcets regarding the application of Andhra Pradesh to the MEF for "backdoor" clearance of the embankments to be constructed in Orissa and Chhattisgarh to "protect" ...
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  • Attached herewith are the Photos from Our Boiler Header, What can be the reason for flakes formation? Boiler commissioned 2 months back only 125 TPH @88 kgf/cm2 & 515 using phosphate treatment & oxygen scavenger. The Boiler was at site for nearly one year (Awaiting erection). The area is nea...
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  •  A two day National Workshop on need for policy and legal norms for allowing freshwater flows in Rivers in India on January 3-4, 2009 at Bangalore ended with a unanimous demand that governments must allow continuous, sustained freshwater flows in all perennial rivers of India, whenever, a dam, ...
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  • "Irrigation Infrastructure - A View from below" is a new research study by Chitra Krishnan funded by the "Knowledge in Civil Society" initiative. The study works along these lines: Say we have an irrigation infrastructure on a river. This is an evolving thing, new projects are proposed, existing on...
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  • My query is regarding hydro power projects for CDM.   Is there a requirement for a minimum distance between two run of the river  hydro projects, for both the projects to be eligible for CDM. Parvinder greeenbiz@gmail.com
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  • Several threats have emerged in recent years to the pristine Himalayan rivers of Uttarakhand. These include: (i) the proposed construction of 220 dams (ii) the drying up of rain fed rivers due to deforestation and deforestation of their catchments (iii) release of untreated sewage from river side to...
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  • The latest issue of SANDRP's newsletter contains the following: Solar Power Boom Bihar Floods 2007: Some lessons for everyone Power Options: New Look Required 11th Five Year Plan: Why it may not achieve the targets SSP: Mounting costs, minimal benefits SSP drinking water scheme a flop: Congress Pri...
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  • Due to the heat from the Sun the water in the rivers, lakes and Oceans becomes water vapour. As this hot moist air rises into the sky the temperature gets reduced at 7oC per km height in the sky. and the water vapour condenses over smoke and dust particles to form cloud droplets upto 20 microns[micr...
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India may become water scarce by 2020: Report

Businesses in the country are underestimating water-related risks as depletion and pollution threaten to deprive millions of safe drinking water and stifle economic growth, says a study report by the Carbon Disclosure Project

Himachalis want policies against dams

Banning fishing in the beel has not only affected the sustenance of the Keot fishing community in Guwahati but it is also threatening the beel's very existence.

“Posua botah”, he said. “The wind is blowing from the west now so we cannot take you to the beel to show you how we catch fish. This wind cleans the water and we won’t get fish. 'Bhatial botah', when the wind blows from the east, the water turns muddy and the fish come up to the surface to breathe. That’s the best time to fish”, he explained.

They know the beel like they know their body.

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Spur in farmer suicides after untimely rain in Maharashtra

18 farmers end their lives in less than a month after unseasonal rain and hailstorm destroyed their crops. Social activists claim the figure could be anywhere above 80, more than the average for every two months

India to get its first solar-powered toilet

The waterless toilet converts human waste into charcoal that can be used as fertilizer in farming or as a fuel, say researchers at the University of Colorado who developed the toilet.

Grams in Tripura not 'Nirmal'

 7 Goa hotels sealed

The State Pollution Control Board ordered the sealing of the hotels for malfunctioning sewage treatment plants, overflowing soak pits or no consent to operate certificate from the Board

Assam objects to hydel project in upstream Arunachal

Dams sold but tribal issues remain unaddressed

Jaypee group is yet to pay a due of Rs 82 crore under local area development fund against Kinnaur's Karcham Wangtoo dam. Other dues under pollution norms, damage due to tunneling and forest rights also remain pending

Telangana chief promises drought free Mehboobnagar

Himachal irked at dam sale

Expressing shock over Jaypee group's sale of the Karcham Wangtoo and Baspa hydropower projects to an Abu Dhabi firm, the state chief minister Virbhadra Singh said the company cannot sell its projects without the government's consent as it has signed an MoU with the state

Kerala has enough sand to last 50 years: Study

PM terms Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'
India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers. Tension on water sharing continues despite a Joint River Commission seeking solutions since 1972

News this week: Kerala's offshore areas are rich in marine sand, says GSI; JP group sells its hydro projects in HP without settling the tribals' issues; Illegal sand mining kills Chambal's ghariyals.

Kerala seas's rich in sand, says GSI

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Policy matters this week: MoEF approves Kerala's demands on Western Ghats; Committee finds Singrauli pollution a matter of serious concern; Panels set up to manage those displaced by Alamatti dam.

MoEF accepts Kerala's recommendations on Western Ghats

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