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Water Resources

Work of national pride project’s second package started

SURKHET: The work of the second package of 'Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project', a national pride project, has started after four months of completion of tunnel construction. Under the second package, powerhouse, dam, and surge shaft will be constructed. The Department of Water Resources and Irrigation had signed an agreement with Raman-Guangdong…

Groundwater reserves in Africa may be more resilient to climate change than first thought

Rising populations, mismanaged urbanisation, and unsustainable water use policies combined with climate change have put serious strains on South Asia’s water resources. While surface water resources have shrunk, groundwater levels have also fallen. India, for example, has the highest number of privately own water pumps in the world. As the…

Flawed embankment strategy converts Bihar into watery grave

The engineering solutions put in place to tackle the issue of floods has created more problems than solutions in Bihar, says former IIT professor and doyen of water experts Dinesh Mishra Dinesh Kumar Mishra of Barh Mukti Abhiyaan, an authority on the river network of North Bihar, speaks about the…

Nepal, India discuss Koshi floods, Sunkoshi-Marin diversion project

Kathmandu-Government officials from Nepal and India held a meeting to discuss the problems created by the Koshi River, and proposed Koshi High Dam and Sunkoshi-Marin Diversion Multipurpose Project. The 16th meeting of the Joint Team of Experts between government officials of both the countries was held in New Delhi on…

Sikta, Postal Highway projects in Banke fail to spend budget

Nepalgunj - The Sikta Irrigation Project, one of the national pride projects, couldn’t spend even one fourth of the allocated budget for the fiscal year 2075/76 BS. The government allocated a total of Rs 1.915 billion for the project in the fiscal year. However, the project could spend only Rs…

Water scarcity and flooding are products of our hubris

At the end of June, when the monsoon was delayed by almost four weeks in Nepal, farmers were praying for the rains to begin so they could plant paddy before it was too late. However, within two weeks of its arrival, the heavy rains…

Water levels in 79 rivers rise

Water levels at 79 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rises while 11 stations recorded fall. Among the 93 monitored stations, water levels at two river station have been registered steady while water levels at 23 river stations are flowing above danger level, a…

CO2 reaches record levels

As CO2 levels spike, NASA presents the 6 lesser known facts you need to know about greenhouse gases Landsat 8 acquired this image of Mauna Loa on December 20, 2014. The CO2 observatory is located just north of the summit caldera [image by: NASA Earth Observatory/Landsat…

Groups agitating against Melamchi project urged to claim amount within three days

The task force formed to resume works of the Melamchi Water Supply Project has urged the project's agitating local contractors, workers and suppliers to claim their due amount within three days. A meeting of the task force on Wednesday asked them to make the claim and submit a letter containing that…

Govt to award contracts for remaining works

The government is all set to award the contracts for construction of the remaining works of the much-awaited Melamchi Water Supply Project. As per officials of the Melamchi project, the process to award the contracts is almost complete and it may be awarded by this week. “In the first phase,…