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Water Resources

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,…

What use is dredging the Brahmaputra?

The Brahmaputra River has the second highest sediment yield per square kilometre (km) in the world, exceeded only by that of the Yellow River in China. India’s federal government and the state government of Assam have planned to dredge the Brahmaputra, with an initial amount of INR 4 billion (USD 57 million).…

Women-run drinking water project launched in the country

The South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF), in partnership with Tata Project Ltd of India, today launched a project named ‘Creating women-run enterprises for marketing safe drinking water’ in Nepal. The project is a replication of Tata Water Project, under the Tata Project Ltd, which ensures safe drinking water at…

ADB to extend Melamchi project completion deadline if need be

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), a Manila-based multilateral lender, has said it would extend the deadline for completion of the Melamchi Water Supply Project if necessary. The statement from one of the key financiers of the project comes at a time when works at the site of the much-awaited drinking…

Water is big issue before India’s elections

Across India the maximum temperature is routinely crossing 35 degrees Celsius as the elections for the world’s largest democracy take place from April 11 to May 19. Little wonder that water is on every mind. The traditional slogan of developmental politics in India has been “Bijli, sadak aur paani” (electricity,…

Melamchi works likely to gain momentum

The construction work of Melamchi Water Supply Project, which has been halted since almost five months, is expected to gain momentum as the Melamchi Water Supply Development Board (MWSDB) is preparing to call for a tender notice inviting a new contractor to wrap up construction of the project. The fate…