SHILLONG: The Water Resource department has cleared a project worth nearly Rs 1 crore to address the problem of soil erosion and flood in Umngi river in Balat.

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi urged Union minister for water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation, Uma Bharati, to clear the Rs 1,500-crore, World Bank-funded Assam Flood and Erosion Ma

At present 4 of 10 dedicated rainfall observing satellite systems have exceeded their design life, some by more than a decade. Here, we show operational implications for flood management of a 'collapse' of space-based rainfall observing infrastructure as well as the high-value opportunities for a globally coordinated portfolio of satellite missions and data services.

Wetland resources of Nyando Wetlands support important economic and ecological activities. However, it is faced with multiple pressures from different anthropogenic Activities within the wetlands and upstream. The Nyando wetlands are facing increasing threats of reclamation for agriculture. This is bound to intensify as population pressure increases. The question therefore is; should Nyando Wetlands be conserved or converted?

Jakarta has launched a multi-billion-dollar scheme to build a huge sea wall to combat flooding as the Indonesian capital sinks.

Although the importance of addressing ecosystem service benefits in regional land use planning and decision-making is evident, substantial practical challenges remain. In particular, methods to identify priority areas for the provision of key ecosystem services and other environmental services (benefits from the environment not directly linked to the function of ecosystems) need to be developed. Priority areas are locations which provide disproportionally high benefits from one or more service.

In right earnest to prevent floods and water shortage

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has directed the authorities to expedite irrigation and flood-control projects on the banks of rivers in the state.

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A total area of 6,305 hectares identified for the project