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We The Change: Climate change is accelerating floods and India needs enhanced forecasting to adapt
World

We The Change: Climate change is accelerating floods and India needs enhanced forecasting to adapt

Despite decades of modernisation efforts, the Central Water Commission (CWC) does not have ‘real-time data’ on floods and depends on manual data for its policymaking.

Revival of long defunct North Koel dam project makes indigenous communities apprehensive
India

Revival of long defunct North Koel dam project makes indigenous communities apprehensive

Work on the project started in 1974 but stopped in 1997 after the partially built dam was responsible for flooding the area.

Ganga: New govt report suggests hydro projects flout rules to maintain river's minimum environmental flow
Life

Ganga: New govt report suggests hydro projects flout rules to maintain river's minimum environmental flow

A recently published government status report makes it increasingly clear that the minimum environmental Ganga flow mandated is too little, and even that is not being lived up to.

Livelihoods of Pakistan fishing communities along the Indus dry up with the river
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Livelihoods of Pakistan fishing communities along the Indus dry up with the river

Dam construction and other upstream activities have left the fishing communities in Pakistan along the Indus with little to fish, and livelihoods that have dried up with the river.

Survival, not elections, on the agenda in this Maharashtra village
India

Survival, not elections, on the agenda in this Maharashtra village

The Sardar Sarovar Dam was filled full capacity on 17 September, a month ahead of schedule.

India needs to stop deforesting its mountains if it wants to start fighting floods
science

India needs to stop deforesting its mountains if it wants to start fighting floods

They are an annual nightmare in many parts, areas that were not considered a risk, are flood-prone,

Lok Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill; legislation provides for constitution of national committee for surveillance, maintenance of dams
India

Lok Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill; legislation provides for constitution of national committee for surveillance, maintenance of dams

The Lok Sabha passed the Dam Safety Bill, 2019, which seeks to provide uniform safety procedures for specified dams in the country

Met office withdraws extreme heavy rainfall warning issued for southern Tamil Nadu
India

Met office withdraws extreme heavy rainfall warning issued for southern Tamil Nadu

The extreme heavy rainfall warning issued by the regional meteorological department for south Tamil Nadu has been withdrawn, Deputy Director General S Balachandran said Saturday.

Red alert in Kerala, Tamil Nadu as IMD warns of heavy rains over weekend; states say they are prepared to handle any situation
India

Red alert in Kerala, Tamil Nadu as IMD warns of heavy rains over weekend; states say they are prepared to handle any situation

According to an India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin, the low pressure is very likely to become more marked during the next 12 hours and concentrate into a depression.

Haryana won't supply additional water to Delhi; new dams should be constructed fast, says CM Manohar Lal Khattar
India

Haryana won't supply additional water to Delhi; new dams should be constructed fast, says CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Tuesday that his state will not be able to supply additional water to the national capital.

Maharashtra dams at 52 percent capacity; stock to last till July but Vidarbha a concern
India

Maharashtra dams at 52 percent capacity; stock to last till July but Vidarbha a concern

Dams in Maharashtra have 52 percent water stock of their capacity, which is 2 percent higher compared to the corresponding period in 2017.

Formula E: From teams and drivers to engines, here's all you need to know about the all-electric racing series
Sports

Formula E: From teams and drivers to engines, here's all you need to know about the all-electric racing series

The 2017-18 Formula E season starts on 2 December. Here's all you need to know about the all-electric racing series.

Modi govt's Smart City scheme may make housing unaffordable for poor, says UN report
India

Modi govt's Smart City scheme may make housing unaffordable for poor, says UN report

The Smart City scheme of Government of India might broaden the gap between the rich and poorer cities with an overreliance on technology possibly resulting in an unaffordable housing for the poor, a United Nations expert says in a report to the current UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session

India has more environmental conflicts than any other country
India

India has more environmental conflicts than any other country

There are more environmental conflicts in India than any other country, and more clashes are over water (27%) than any other cause

Marathwada's drought: 'Toothless' laws lead to water exploitation
India

Marathwada's drought: 'Toothless' laws lead to water exploitation

Toothless water and irrigation laws in Maharashtra explain the paradox of a state with the largest dam infrastructure facing water scarcity and drought

Marathwada drought: Maha has the most dams in the country, but the least effective irrigation network, leaving lakhs in the lurch
India

Marathwada drought: Maha has the most dams in the country, but the least effective irrigation network, leaving lakhs in the lurch

Marathwada drought: When a dam becomes an end, rather than a means to an end, what you get is a grand water and irrigation system on paper and water scarcity on the ground.

Modiji humaari Ganga maili: Govt's plan to clean river seems like a pipe dream
India

Modiji humaari Ganga maili: Govt's plan to clean river seems like a pipe dream

Will Modi save the river, or, it will disappear like the other sacred river—Saraswati? We will know in 2018.

Mullaperiyar issue: CPI plans all-party meet on Karnataka move to build check dams
India

Mullaperiyar issue: CPI plans all-party meet on Karnataka move to build check dams

The CPI Tamil Nadu unit said it would take steps to organise all-party protest against Karnataka's plans to construct check dams across the Cauvery river.

Flood alert sounded in parts of Maha amid heavy rains
India

Flood alert sounded in parts of Maha amid heavy rains

Normal life was hit with heavy rains on the third day here with Irrigation department releasing water from different dams resulting in rise of water level of rivers Godavari and Darna.

Dams not villians, but victims of Uttarakhand floods: Jindal Power MD
India

Dams not villians, but victims of Uttarakhand floods: Jindal Power MD

Dams across the Ganga were not villains in the Uttarakhand flood tragedy which claimed about a thousand lives and left several thousand missing, but victims, said Jayawant Kawale, managing director of Jindal Power, in the Goa capital.