Navi Mumbai: In a bold move to save tax payers' money, PCMC commissioner, Sudhakar Shinde has restored old water reservoirs after obtaining a technical nod from a consultant.

Water scarcity is rapidly increasing in many regions. In a novel, multi-model assessment, we examine how human interventions (HI: land use and land cover change, man-made reservoirs and human water use) affected monthly river water availability and water scarcity over the period 1971–2010. Here we show that HI drastically change the critical dimensions of water scarcity, aggravating water scarcity for 8.8% (7.4–16.5%) of the global population but alleviating it for another 8.3% (6.4–15.8%).

Residents of Willowfountain in Pietermaritzburg are still fetching dirty water from the river in spite of the installation of a new reservoir in March.

Residents of Willowfountain in Pietermaritzburg are still fetching dirty water from the river in spite of the installation of a new reservoir in March.

A dam being built on the edge of Kenya's largest water catchment is drawing criticism from experts who fear it could threaten water supplies in the country as much as supplement them.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Storage in Reservoirs, 30/03/2017. Central Water Commission (CWC) monitors live storage status of 91 reservoirs of the country on weekly basis and issues weekly bulletin on every Thursday.

Order of the Supreme Court of India dated 06/03/2017 in the matter of T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others regarding repair work to secure the pipe bridge balancing reservoir and pipeline situated in Chambal river and part of which is going through the National Ghadiyal Sanctuary. Supreme Court directs the Applicant to make sure that no disturbance is caused to the wildlife and no building or construction material is left behind.

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.

In this paper, the term multi-purpose water infrastructure (MPWI) encompasses all man-made water systems, including dams, dykes, reservoirs and associated irrigation canals and water supply networks, which may be used for more than one purpose (for economic, social and environmental activities).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Level in Major Reservoirs, 09/02/2017. Central Water Commission (CWC) monitors live storage status of 91 reservoirs of the country on weekly basis and issues weekly bulletin on every Thursday. Out of these reservoirs, 10 reservoirs are in Gujarat. Water availability of the 91 reservoirs monitored by CWC against their storage capacity at end of the monsoon season i.e. 30th September during last three years is given in Annexure-I.

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