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Water Resources

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…

Ganga Dussehra – the worship of a vanishing river

The festival is a mix of white cotton with bright yellow-red hues, fresh hot breakfast and an offering of redemption from sin. The summer morning air was filled with the smell of food, flowers and faith. The roads leading to the Har Ki Pauri and other ghats were a mess…

Leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia agree to mutual cooperation in Nile River management

A weekend meeting between the leaders of Egypt and Ethiopia seems to have quelled disputes over construction of the latter's Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, whose impoundment of the Blue Nile River has created tension between the African countries for years. Speaking at a joint press conference after a two-day state…

Melamchi project: Italian contractor gets 212 more days to finish work

The Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) on Thursday gave the contractor 212 more days to complete the delayed Melamchi drinking water project. This deadline is far less than Italian contractor Co-operativa Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna’s (CMC) demand of 570 days. An official with knowledge on DAB meeting held last Friday…