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Water Resources

First Water Desalination Plant in Gwadar Becomes Operational

It seems that the water shortage crisis at Gwadar has come one step closer to being resolved. A water desalination plant was recently inaugurated by Pakistan’s Minister for Ports and Shipping yesterday at the port city. Hasil Khan Bizenjo — in his inaugural address — said that now water supplies…

India-Nepal inland waterways and regulation hurdles

Navigation priorities and relevant regulation have to be brought to the negotiating table if India-Nepal river trade is to achieve its full potential, argue Bipul Chatterjee and Susan Mathew The use of rivers for trade and transit in South Asia has been a traditional means of connectivity for ages. The…

UN climate talks end without agreement on money

The annual UN climate summit ended in Bonn, Germany, with no agreement on providing money to developing countries – but with a promise to talk about the vexed issue next year. Despite working overtime and through the night, delegates from 195 national governments failed to break the deadlock. There was,…

The Ganga through wide-angle British lens

Victor Mallet’s book on the Ganga does better when it looks beyond the Hindu faith that holds the river holy and describes the politics and practicalities that undermine its health Victor Mallet’s River of life, river of death: the Ganges and India’s future is his big India book. Having been based in…

Pakistan & China to work jointly on an irrigation project

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and a Chinese construction giant, Gezhouba Group, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the much-delayed execution of the Rs119 billion worth of Chashma Right Bank Canal project. Mohammad Iqbal Khalil, director (small dams) at the KP Irrigation department  that the government would strive to…

Can dams help save Kathmandu’s shrinking Bagmati river?

River basin improvement activities and artificial groundwater recharge is expected to return Kathmandu’s holy Bagmati river to its glory days Shiva Prasad Pudasaini has lived on the banks of the Bagmati river all his life, and he has seen the river shrink over the last three decades while the population…

Filming India’s water crisis

The CMS Vatavaran film festival, a five-day long event in Delhi, will showcase 113 films on the growing water crisis, and innovative ways to deal with the issue “I was sitting at a shrine high up on the mountain and through my 400mm lens I noticed this unusual boy,” Jalal…

Tunnel boring machine to start test digging today

The installation of the first ever tunnel boring machine (TBM) brought to Nepal to dig a tunnel for the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has been completed. Technicians from the US-based manufacturer Robbins finished putting together the machine on Friday.  The TBM has a 5-metre diameter and is 250 metres…

Can a river have legal rights? Lessons from Colombia

The Atrato river’s rights include its ‘protection, conservation, maintenance and restoration’, placing a significant burden on the state to ensure they are enforced In March 2017, a court in Uttarakhand, India, ruled that the Ganga and Yamuna rivers and their related ecosystems have “the status of a legal person, with all…

Water levels in Jhelum lowest ever recorded

With no rains in October so far, and limited rainfall in September, more than half a million people in three districts of Kashmir have been affected Mohammad Shafi Sofi has never seen the level of water in the Jhelum river as low as it has been in the last few…