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Water Resources

Can India and Pakistan cooperate on water?

In 2010 an organisation I was working with held a conference on water issues. The rhetoric on the Indus was being tapped by militant organisations, and it was in the interest of both India and Pakistan to encourage some dialogue on the issues involved before it became unmanageable. One scene…


Govt probe faults Sikta project design, silent on contractor

The dispersiveness of soil due to rainwater was not tested while preparing the Sikta Irrigation Project's Detailed Project Report, according to a government report prepared after a two-month-long study into the multiple damages caused to the project. This 'new' problem had never been witnessed in other irrigation projects in the…


ADB Support Urban Water and Sanitation for 20 Municipalities

Kathmandu— The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $130 million to improve access to community-managed water supply and sanitation in 20 urban municipalities of Nepal. “Unmanaged rapid urban growth and lack of improved water supply and sanitation have led to environmental degradation,…


Who’s in charge of Darawat dam?

THE ongoing debate on the construction of dams makes the issue of Darawat dam ever more relevant. The Sindh government’s inability to get administrative control from Wapda four years after the project’s completion is a disturbing turn of events. The dam is located in Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali…


Why we need a new perspective on rivers

People have tended to see rivers merely as cubic metres of water to be dammed and diverted, but rivers need to be understood as the complex ecosystems they are – possibly the most important ecosystems for life on land. In spite of a growing awareness that a narrow engineering approach…


Indian government should not use water crisis to justify river linking

As the recent report from government think NITI Aayog suggests, India is facing a serious water crisis. By 2030, the country’s water demand is predicted to be double its available supply. Nearly 200,000 people in India die every year due to lack of access to clean water, and the situation is rapidly getting worse.…


Transboundary EIAs could reduce conflict over river projects

In the Mekong river basin, massive infrastructure projects – dams, road, high-speed rail and ports – are under construction. While these projects will improve connectivity between countries, harmful environmental impacts need to be minimised. National level environmental impacts assessments that ignore cross border impacts are likely to create conflict between countries,…


Water shortage brings agricultural damage to Pakistan

Increasing relentless water shortage nowadays in Pakistan is effecting major crops and the targets related to the agricultural land, menacing the source of revenue of farming communities and reflecting on problem of food security. According to sources, the government has set a target for sugarcane at 68.157million tonnes, rice at…


UP government move Centre on issue of discharge of Nepal’s water into Sharda

Uttar Pradesh government is planning to take up the matter relating to heavy discharge of water into river Sharda by Nepal that causes massive floods and soil erosion in the districts through which it flows through. According to state irrigation minister Dharm Pal Singh, state will seek coordination with Nepal…


Official recognition to India’s water crisis sparks debate

India’s water crisis is now official. The government’s own think tank the National Institution for the Transformation of India (NITI) Aayog – successor to the country’s Planning Commission – says 600 million Indians face high-to-extreme water stress. This is the first time that the government has officially acknowledged and given details of…


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