Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal in the Eastern Himalayas are interconnected by the common river systems of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna (GBM). The GBM basin is home to approximately 700 million people, comprising over 10% of the world's population. The economy and environment of the region depend on water, but while the need for water is increasing, poor management and climate-related effects are making water supplies erratic.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved US$ 250 million assistance to a project of Dhaka WASA to bring 50 crore litres of water per day from Meghna River to reduce its dependency on groundwat

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved Thursday Tk 52.48 billion cost water treatment plant set up project to purify the water of the Meghna, to be supplied to th

In a bid to bring transparency in the water sector, the Centre has decided to put in the public domain all water data maintained by the Central Water Commission (CWC) and the Central Ground Water B

According to this policy released by the government, all water data maintained by the Central Water Commission and the Central Ground Water Board will be made available in the public domain.

Focusing trans-boundary water regime of Ganges- Brahmaputra- Meghna (GBM) basin, this situation analysis paper discusses the core issues related to environmental security through analyzing various environmental impacts and its significance at the national and regional level.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, has blamed the Delhi Government for the alarming pollution level in the Yamuna upstream of Agra. “Yamuna has been killed by Delhi”, Mr. Yadav said, speaking at a function for releasing the population figures of the Gangetic dolphin.

On the conclusion of the three-day “Save Ganga Save Dolphin” campaign on Sunday, Mr. Yadav expressed happiness that the number of the mammal had gone up from 600 in 2005 to 671 in 2012 in the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh.

India yesterday handed over a copy of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Tipaimukh Hydropower Project to Bangladesh as the two countries finalised the Terms of Reference for a joint study on the

Developed by BITS Pilani, it can be operated by any person

Scientists at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) in Pilani have developed a new bio-sensor device to detect arsenic content in drinking water. The device can be operated by a layman and is based on a rare combination of bio-engineering and electronics. The hand-held device, the size of a mobile phone and presently undergoing field testing, promises to be immensely useful for millions of people inhabiting the river basins of the Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna in India and Bangladesh reported to be affected by arsenic contamination.

Bangladesh is located between 20 º 34 to 26º 38 north latitude and 88.01 º to 92.42 º east longitude, with an area of 147,570 sq km). With a population of 164.000 million, Bangladesh is one of the world's most densely populated countries.