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December 26, 2019 Policy matters this week
The Mandovi river disputed between Karnataka and Goa (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
December 6, 2019 A report by the India Rivers Forum highlights the need to focus further than the main stem of the Ganga river.
Distant snow clad mountains, the smaller hills and the Ganga river (Image: Srimoyee Banerjee, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
November 27, 2019 Policy matters this week
An irrigation well at Randullabad, Maharashtra (Source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
Government undertakes 3D mapping of aquifers in all villages
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 5 months ago

Government to 3D map aquifers in all villages

Groundwater drops to alarming levels. Illustration credit: KN Balraj. Source: India Water Portal on Flickr
Springing back to life
CHIRAG in Uttarakhand works with communities to revive local springs to achieve water security. priyad posted 1 year 5 months ago

In popular imagination, steeped in consumer culture, the hills are exotic and aesthetically sublime places to find solace away from busy urban life. This kind of imagination conveniently ignores and de-contextualizes the hills and the problems they face today. The Himalayas, often known as the Water Tower of Asia, are revered because many of the world's important rivers originate from them.

Image source: Water Practitioners Network
Dibang hydel project gets approval
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 5 months ago

Cabinet approves Dibang hydel project in Arunachal Pradesh

People protesting Dibang Hydropower Project (Source: SANDRP)
Gender in hydropower development: A long way to go
A study finds that hydropower organisations in India continue to maintain a culture of hierarchy, follow masculine norms and are insensitive to the needs of women and the marginalised. aartikelkar posted 1 year 5 months ago

Large dams, back in the game?

Hirakud, India's oldest dam (Image source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
Water Future Conference: Towards a Sustainable Future
At Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, September 24 to 27 2019 priyad posted 1 year 5 months ago

A Future Earth Conference

Opening new frontiers in water system diagnostics and innovative solutions to mitigate the 21st-century global water crisis

Budget allocation to Jal Shakti ministry reduced by 9.4 percent
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

Government cuts budget for Jal Shakti Ministry by 9.4 percent; increases funds for rural drinking water mission 

Irrigation well in Randullabad, Maharashtra. Image credit: Manu Moudgil for India Water Portal
Neglect and lack of monitoring behind country's water scarcity: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

India not a water defict country. Neglect and lack of monitoring behind country's water scarcity: CWC

Queuing up for water (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Glacier melt threatens water reserves in Satluj basin
A new study finds that 55% of the glaciers in the Satluj basin could disappear by 2050 and 97% by 2090 due to climate change. aartikelkar posted 1 year 6 months ago

River Satluj, the powerhouse of the Himalayas

The Sutlej, from Bilaspur (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Government launches Jal Shakti Abhiyan to tackle water crisis
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

Centre launches Jal Shakti Abhiyan

Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched to battle water crisis (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Nal se Jal: hit or miss?
An analysis of the new Nal se Jal scheme, promising drinking water to every household in India by 2024. Anonymous (not verified) posted 1 year 6 months ago

Water scarcity has a history … and that history is nothing less than the history of government. – Alatout, 2008.

Image for representational purposes only. Image credit: India Water Portal on Flickr