Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands
Gomti’s tributaries are in a dismal state, thanks to groundwater exploitation
Located in the Bichhiya block of Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh, Changariya is a small village comprising 265 households.
UNICEF’s analysis reveals over two crore children in India facing extremely high water vulnerability
Every year, March 22 is celebrated as World Water Day. The theme for this year is ‘valuing water’. This indicates the higher level of thinking that is percolating agencies like the UN.
"Lakes in Indian cities have seen a pitfall in terms of quality.
Jal Shakti Ministry draws focus towards revival of Ganga wetlands
Country’s first wetland conservation centre set up on World Wetland Day
Uttarakhand glacier disaster: Death toll rises to 58 as rescue operation continues
We best remember Professor Brij Gopal as someone who was very frank in his criticism of river and wetland policies. He strongly voiced the need for conserving river ecology and conceptualised the river regulation zone to offer legal protection to river floodplains from activities that could threaten the health of rivers.
What are wetlands
Wetland is a place where water covers the soil or is near the soil surface for varying periods of time during the year. Wetlands include a wide variety of habitats ranging from lakes, marshes, swamps, estuaries, tidal flats, river flood plains, mangroves and even rice fields.