News Analysis - Water Management


Water Management

  • EU Help to Clean Ganga (January 29, 2007)
    To provide safe drinking water, the European Union is collaborating with many renowned Indian institutes to introduce natural and proven techniques of water filtration techniques and begun a EU-India River Bank Filtration Network.<More>

  • Energy Concerns & Alternatives (December 25, 2006)
    As India’s economy grows at a breathtaking 9.1% its hunger for energy to sustain this growth is higher and though per capita energy consumption is relatively low, its energy use is expected to surpass Russia and Japan to be the third largest consumer of energy by 2030.<More>

  • Indo-Sino Glacier Expedition (December 23, 2006)
    For the very first time, India and China will jointly survey up to the sources of the Brahmaputra and Sutlej, which is the largest water reservoir in the world outside the Polar region, and collect data that could be used for modeling climatic changes over glaciers.<More>

  • Ground Water Management (November 22, 2006)
    The 12th National Symposium on Hydrology focusing on “Groundwater Governance: Ownership of Groundwater and its Pricing” organized by the Central Ground Water Board and National Institute of Hydrology at Roorkee presented many recommendations.<More>

  • China Rejects Media Reports on Brahmaputra Dam (October 27, 2006)
    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao refuted media reports saying that China has “no plans” to divert billions of cubic feet of water from the Brahmaputra (Yalung Zangbo) to the Yellow River to feed rain-starved areas of the North.<More>

  • Impact of China’s Dam on NE & SE Asia (October 26, 2006)
    Reacting to recent media reports that China is planning to construct a dam across the Brahmaputra and divert 200 billion cubic meters of water into the Yellow River, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi notified Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on its impact.<More>

  • NE S&T Developments (October 17, 2006)
    In a sign that India recognizes the lack of development t in the North Eastern sates, it announced a slew of new projects for the region to ensure that the economic and social development happening in the rest of the nation reaches these remote areas.<More>

  • No Implementation of Groundwater Bill (July 26, 2006)
    Federal Water Resources Minister Saifuddin Soz announced a convention of Chief Ministers to coax adoption of a measures including making rainwater harvesting mandatory and stronger regulation of this dwindling resource.<More>

  • River Water Generates Inter-District Feud (March 20, 2006)
    An inter-district water dispute is generated by the proposed Upper Bhadra Project (UBP) that seeks to dam 23 thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) of water to irrigate 250,000 acres of land in Chittradurga and Kolar districts at the cost of USD 450 million.<More>

  • India Urgently Needs Inter-State River Water Dispute Management (March 16, 2006)
    Thee Kerala Assembly unanimously passed an amendment of its 2003 Irrigation and Water Conservation Act to obviate the Supreme Court (SC) verdict that allowed the height of the Mullaperiyar Dam to increase from 136 to 142 feet.<More>

  • Large Unorganized Market for Water (February 13, 2006)
    Increasing populations, depleting water tables due to free electricity from states to farmers, and irregular power has created a large unorganized market for water.<More>

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