News and Articles

  • The report starts from August as the floods struck and chronicles the sequence of events till November. The initial frenzy of the flood & confusion as people panic and relief exists as only a mirage to the slow grind of the government machinery are documented. The report takes a grass root level...
    iwpposted 11 years 1 month agoread more
  • A 'major new study' brings alarming news that the Himalayan glaciers are melting at a faster rate than earlier estimated. A study of the Naimona'nyi Glacier in Tibet found that "the glacier had melted so much that the exposed surface of the glacier dated to 1944". More at the Climate Progress blog: ...
    iwpposted 11 years 1 month agoread more
  • In September 2008, Dalit Watch published a report on its findings while monitoring 205 relief camps in the wake of the devastating floods on the India-Nepal border. This report records the damage caused by the breach on the embankment of the Kosi river in August 2008 and appraises the quality of rel...
    iwpposted 11 years 1 month agoread more
  • An average trekker leaves behind approximately 100,000 kgs of water bottles per year. During average trekking of a week , trekker drinks up to 50 litres of water. Each trekker leaves behind 50 PET bottles along the track. PET bottles can take 1,000 years to biodegrade. Nine out of 10 water bottles e...
    iwpposted 11 years 2 months agoread more
  • Mahendra Yadav and his team of Asha Parivar is stationed in Babhangama, 15 kms. from Muraliganj Block headquarters of Madhepura Dist. of Bihar for over two months now to carry out relief operations and help people access relief from government schemes. Muraliganj is 80 kms. from Katihar railway stat...
    iwpposted 11 years 2 months agoread more
  • This 8 page document states the approach made by the visiting team towards the disaster and the experiences of the workers on the ground. The report is detailed with covering the minutae of the relief work organized and implemented. It also takes a look at the final impact of the work on the benefi...
    iwpposted 11 years 2 months agoread more
  • The setting is unique. 34 Nepali villages within the embankments want the breach to remain opened. I talked to some of them and reminded them of the slogan that was in air at the time of construction of the embankments, "Aadhi Roti Khayengein, Kosi Baandh Banayengei". I was replied that, "Poori Roti...
    iwpposted 11 years 2 months agoread more
  • In the current edition of the Down To Earth, the editorial by Sunita Narain highlights a particularly thorny problem being faced by India at present. The issue of waste water processing & what happens to the processed waste water is currently one that raises petitions & calls for judiciary o...
    iwpposted 11 years 2 months agoread more
  • We talk so much about washing hands, when washing it the right way produces the safety from diseases as enunciated by most national / international organisations. Even washing with soap might not help. Handwashing with soap is one of the most easily available & effective methods to prevent diarr...
    iwpposted 11 years 3 months agoread more
  • APOWA teams are at work providing relief and rescue to flood victims but resources are already running out . An urgent appeal to support Orissa flood relief & to provide support to the victims of this unprecedented disaster has been posted on the India Water Portal Blog. The APOWA Rescue Team ca...
    iwpposted 11 years 3 months agoread more
  • 'The Economist' continues to highlight water issues that have a crucial impact on our lives. In this concise report the dangers of providing for a food shortage when a water shortage is prevalent is reflected upon. The report highlights the discrepancies in nations providing a food surplus, but in t...
    iwpposted 11 years 3 months agoread more
  • Response to flood relief needs in Madhepura MurliGanj area:  Update 1Krishna Arpanam the name for all N. M. Budhrani Trust programs, came true once again, when we were presented with an opportunity to serve those affected by the disaster that struck some of the districts in Bihar. In collaborat...
    iwpposted 11 years 3 months agoread more
  • Water Initiatives Orissa's analysisWater Initiatives Orissa has a detailed analysis of the current situation in Orisssa. The analysis while staying away from allocating blame goes into detail to find out the real reasons for the flood situation.The report argues that the "rule curve" used to manage ...
    iwpposted 11 years 3 months agoread more
  • A very large number of people are emotionally traumatized, constantly crying non-stop and in a state of utter shock. At least definite reports of suicide by a woman has also been received by me. I will appeal to you that a psycho-social help intervention should be higher in the order of priority.I f...
    iwpposted 11 years 3 months agoread more
  • More than 17 million people have been affected in India, Bangladesh and Nepal by the recent floods in South Asia. Around 3 million people have been rendered homeless and more than one million are now living in relief camps.The deluge took place in northern part of eastern India, where in August, the...
    iwpposted 11 years 3 months agoread more
  •  I'm a communications professional, based out of Delhi. I wish to volunteer for on the field relief work in Bihar- be it manual, admin or anything as soon as possible. I can stay as long as required. Please advice. Thanks.Regards,Varsha, varsha2209@gmail.com======   1. Current locatio...
    iwpposted 11 years 3 months agoread more
  • Forwarded to the Portal by: Pratibha SinghWaterAid has been coordinating a flood relief program in Bihar since 1st September 2008 through the VISHWAS network that includes the partners NGOs mentioned in the earlier mail below. The districts for intervention are Araria and Supaul where the interventi...
    iwpposted 11 years 3 months agoread more
  • Guest Post by: Dinesh Kumar MishraThe foundation stone of the Kosi Project was laid on January 14, 1955 amidst fanfare, jubilation and victory. Dr. Shrikrishna Sinha, thgen Chief Minister of Bihar, laid the foundation stone near Bhutaha village close to Nirmali, in Saharsa (now Supaul) district with...
    iwpposted 11 years 3 months agoread more
  • Forwarded to the Portal by: Avijit Dey, Plan International The following is a report on Plan International's current intervention in the Bihar Flood Situation. The report was received on 12th September 2008.Name of Organisation: Plan IndiaAddress: E-12 Kailash Colony, New DelhiPhone No. 46558484 Fax...
    iwpposted 11 years 4 months agoread more
  • Agam, is a music band from Bangalore and is an all Techie Band.  They were one the winners of the Band Hunt Reality Show “Oohlalala” which was judged by one of the finest musician India has ever produced, A.R Rahman.  Agam produces music, does live shows and fund raisers for charitable...
    iwpposted 11 years 4 months agoread more

Pages

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News and Articles