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February 12, 2021 The havoc points to the faultlines in the developmental planning of ecologically sensitive areas.
The glacial burst in Chamoli is nature’s way of telling the state not to play havoc with the local ecology. (Image: Down to Earth)
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)
Neglect and lack of monitoring behind country's water scarcity: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 9 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. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 year 9 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 9 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. (not verified) posted 1 year 9 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
Economics of land degradation: India’s new environment targets
What are India's plans for managing its natural resources, undertaking sustainable land management and combating droughts? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 year 9 months ago

Managing natural resources, the sustainable way

Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar with representatives of UNCCD, IUCN and other panelists at the June 17th meeting. (Photo: DD News Hindi)
Piped water to all rural households by 2024: Government
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 10 months ago

Government to launch rural piped water scheme

Ten thousand litres overhead tank to supply piped water (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Surya Ganga: A film review
The film Surya Ganga makes a case for a shift in India’s energy policy towards renewable sources. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 10 months ago

Surya Ganga, a film directed by Valli Bindana takes an all embracing view of the energy sector, especially the social and environmental consequences of big energy projects in India. The film was released in India recently.

Ganga's riverflow near Dhari Devi temple in Uttarakhand (Image: SuryaGanga Facebook Page)
Ensure adequate water to Delhi: HC to Haryana
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 10 months ago

HC orders Haryana government to supply adequate water to Delhi and monitor Yamuna through live Google maps

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
Dam Level Monitoring: Department of Water Resources, Goa
priyad posted 1 year 10 months ago

% of dam filled

Line graph of water levels in the reservoir

Current discharge of water on a daily basis

Environmental implications of Pancheshwar dam
A study assesses risks associated with Pancheshwar dam in the light of environmental impact observed for the Tehri project. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 10 months ago

Mahakali, also known as Sharda in India, gushes through the hilly tracts of Nepal and Uttarakhand, collecting its water from the numerous streams it receives on the way.

The proposed Pancheshwar dam raises concern about safety due to seismicity, slope instability and large sediment mobilization. (Image: Vimal Bhai)