The flood situation in Bihar, Assam and other northeast states has turned worse with the death toll rising to 46 on Tuesday.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs Mohammad Ali Jauhar University & Others dated 11/07/2019 regarding illegal constructions in the flood plain of river Kosi at Jauhar Nagar, Rampur by Mohammad Ali Jauhar University. The construction is obstructing free passage of river resulting in scarcity of water and devastation of environment. FIR has been registered in the matter but the illegal encroachment continues resulting in damage to the river.

PATNA: State water resources department (WRD) minister Sanjay Kumar Jha said in the state assembly on Thursday that the Centre would soon sanction the Kosi-Mechi river interlinking project in the b

Changes in the economic and natural environment have a significant impact on women wherein they are found to be at a disadvantage due to gender-based discrimination and bias.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil M. Puri & Others Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 15/05/2019 on the issue of grant of consent to establish (CTE) to an industry in the area of river Kosi and Dabka in Tehsils Bazpur, Kashipur and Ramnagar.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own Motion Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 11/03/2019 regarding pollution being caused in Kosi River in Rampur District in Uttar Pradesh by industrial activities. A report filed by CPCB says that the water quality is as per bathing standards upto Kosi barrage, Uttrakhand. The water quality deteriorates after confluence of the river Bhella in Muradabad and becomes highly polluted at Rampur where Rampur drain joins the river.

The Koshi Basin, spread across China, Nepal and India, is perceived as having high potential for hydropower and irrigation development, both seen as ways to promote economic development in the region. This paper quantifies and assesses the past and projected future spatial and temporal water balances in the Koshi Basin.

This paper presents future climate and runoff projections for the South Asia region under the RCP8.5 scenario with climate change informed by 42 CMIP5 GCMs. Runoff is projected for 0.5° grids using hydrological models with future climate inputs obtained by empirically scaling the historical climate series.

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The aim of this study is to investigate the differences in the mappable characteristics of earthquake-triggered and rainfall triggered landslides in terms of their frequency-area relationships, spatial distributions and relation with causal factors, and to evaluate whether separate susceptibility maps generated for specific landslide size and triggering mechanism are better than a generic landslide susceptibility assessment including all landslide sizes and triggers.

Changes in climate, associated hazards, local adaptations in agriculture, and socioeconomic factors affecting adaptation were investigated using data from a large survey of 2310 households (HHs) in the Koshi River Basin (KRB), Nepal. More than 80% of HHs had perceived changes in climate in the 10 years preceding the survey, and 20–40% had perceived increases in the occurrence of droughts, dry spells, floods, and livestock diseases.

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