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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)
"Irrigation infrastructure - A view from below"
"Irrigation Infrastructure - A View from below" is a new research study by Chitra Krishnan funded by the "Knowledge in Civil Society" initiative. iwp posted 12 years 2 months ago

irri_inf.jpg "Irrigation Infrastructure - A View from below" is a new research study by Chitra Krishnan funded by the "Knowledge in Civil Society" initiative.

Invitation for joining URAN PSI group
Several threats have emerged in recent years to the pristine Himalayan rivers of Uttarakhand. iwp posted 12 years 9 months ago

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 towns and habitations and (iv) illegal sand mining of river beds.

Contents of the latest SANDRP newsletter : Solar power boom and many more stories
Contents of the latest SANDRP newsletter : Solar power boom and many more stories iwp posted 13 years 2 months ago

sandrp.jpg 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 a

Cloud seeding for increasing rainfall
WATER SCARCITY CAN BE AVOIDED BY CLOUD SEEDING THAT INCREASES ANNUAL RAINFALL BY ABOUT 25% iwp posted 13 years 3 months ago

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.

Statement on groundwater from SANDRP
Statement on groundwater from SANDRP iwp posted 13 years 5 months ago

Groundwater - India's Water Lifeline needs urgent intervention

Govt is non serious about the crisis