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Water Resources

Govt rejects Italian firm’s demand for Rs1.65 billion

The Italian contractor of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) asked for more than a billion rupees with the government under various heads on Wednesday, a day of achieving a major breakthrough in tunnel digging. Cooperative Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna (CMC di Ravenna) has written to the Melamchi Water…


With low water reserves, a blistering Indian summer

The water levels in Indian reservoirs are at levels lower than they have been in nearly a decade, and as the summer approaches, it looks like it will be a hot one, with little relief India is staring at a water crisis this summer. With the heat setting in earlier…


Five key lessons from Cape Town’s water crisis

Postponing Day Zero in Cape Town for 2018 comes as no surprise. There was no sense to it once the day had been pushed into the winter rainfall period. It also didn’t make sense for the Western Cape and Cape Town governments to continue drafting detailed logistical plans for points of water distribution…


Nudging the city and residents of Cape Town to save water

As Cape Town in South Africa heads towards running dry, Leila Harris, Jiaying Zhao, and Martine Visser list out the steps the city could take to nudge its citizens to better use their water Cape Town could soon run out of fresh water-the first major city…


Court upholds FERC 40-year license decision for Catawba-Wateree Project

In a ruling handed down last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the 2015 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decision to issue a 40-year operating license for the Catawba-Wateree Project. Previously the project had a 50-year operating license, and owner Duke Energy Carolinas LLC filed…


What lies behind the resistance to India’s highest dam?

Not only has the government failed to do a cost-benefit analysis of the Pancheshwar Dam in Uttarakhand, it is also not addressing the growing concerns of locals The Mahakali river is a source of socio-cultural and religious identity for the people of the region [image by:…


Kazakhstan focusses on water efficiency to ease water tensions with China

Water sharing between countries that share rivers is a huge political challenge. In recent history there have been few cases where such disagreements have led to violence or military action. Still, reaching a satisfactory agreement on water allocation and quality control remains a big challenge for nation states. This is…


Uttarakhand villagers harvest rainwater, recharge springs, avoid long walks

In the process, the chances of forest fires have also been reduced manifold in this part of the Himalayas Life for 29-year-old Sangeeta Devi wasn’t the same eight years ago until a huge water storage tank was built on top of the hill near her village. It made a much-required…


Online portal now available for water quality assessment worldwide

The IIWQ World Water Quality Portal is now available online to “assist with global water quality assessment and capacity building for streams, lakes and rivers.” This portal was developed by EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG to support the International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ) of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme. It was launched earlier…


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…


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