Abuja — The executive director, West Africa Science Centre on Climate Change and Adopted Land Use, WASCAL, Prof.

Egypt’s Nile delta, only ~1 m above mean sea level at the Mediterranean coast, is subject to uneven rates of submergence. This is a response to several factors leading to increasing land lowering (subsidence) of the northern delta and adjacent seafloor, plus an accelerating rise in eustatic (world) sea level in the Mediterranean. An average eustatic sea-level rise of ~3 mm/yr represents only ~26% to 45% of total relative sea-level rise measured along this margin.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 17/04/2017 regarding prevention and control of pollution and rejuvenation of river Ganga particularly in Segment `B’ of Phase-I.

The World Bank has approved $175 million for India's National Hydrology Project which will strengthen the capacity of the existing bodies to assess the water situation and equip them with real-time

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Tilok Ram Vs State of Rajasthan dated 20/02/2017 regarding illegal mining in the catchment area of the Sardar Samand Lake in Distric Pali, Rajasthan.

Peatlands are carbon-rich ecosystems that cover just three per cent of Earth’s land surface, but store one-third of soil carbon. Peat soils are formed by the build-up of partially decomposed organic matter under waterlogged anoxic conditions. Most peat is found in cool climatic regions where unimpeded decomposition is slower, but deposits are also found under some tropical swamp forests. Here we present field measurements from one of the world’s most extensive regions of swamp forest, the Cuvette Centrale depression in the central Congo Basin.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Uma Shankar Patwa & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 23/01/2016 regarding illegal constructions on flood plain and river bed of Yamuna, Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

National Green Tribunal directs the Respondents (Central Water Commission, State of Uttar Pradesh & Others) to:

1. Complete the flood plain delineation with reference to 2010 floods of River Yamuna at Agra

Models and physical reasoning predict that extreme precipitation will increase in a warmer climate due to increased atmospheric humidity. Observational tests using regression analysis have reported a puzzling variety of apparent scaling rates including strong rates in midlatitude locations but weak or negative rates in the tropics. Here we analyse daily extreme precipitation events in several Australian cities to show that temporary local cooling associated with extreme events and associated synoptic conditions reduces these apparent scaling rates, especially in warmer climatic conditions.

The National water resources are limited & unevenly distributed resulting in seasonal abundance, and even devastating floods in some areas, while large tracts in other regions are persistently drought affected.

Morphological and morphotectonic analyses have been used to obtain information that influence hydrographic basins, predominantly these are modifications of tectonic elements and the quantitative description of landforms. Discrimination of morphotectonic indices of active tectonics of the Jamini river basin consists the analyses of asymmetry factor, ruggedness number, basin relief, gradient, basin elongation ratio, drainage density analysis, and drainage pattern analysis, which have been completed for each drainage basin using remote sensing and GIS techniques.

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