If the government is to be believed there is enough usable water in the country to meet projected demand until 2050. Stumped by this claim, scientists at iit Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia, New

This report addresses challenges that face water resources for agriculture in Africa in the context of climate change, uncertainty that is adding other burdens to other existing challenges. These include population pressure; land use, such as erosion/siltation; and its impacts on the hydrological cycle.

Annual extreme rainfall series of 1-3 day durations at stations located inside the Indus basin in India were subjected to statistical analysis in order to estimate point Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) and maximum rainfall of different return periods for the durations of 1-3 days.

This paper reviews the estimation methods developed and used in India for low-flow, long-term mean flow and flood characteristics. The review is intended to provide a quick reference guide for such methods used for hydrological prediction in ungauged basins. As such it lists identified estimation formulae for various parts of India with necessary parameters. The paper also effectively gives a quick assessment of the status of hydrological predictions at ungauged sites in India. Few studies focusing on low-flow estimation at ungauged sites have been identified.

There are many rivers in India which flow from one state to another. The planning of river basin proceeds in rational way by assessing the requirements of each sub-basin bounded by the principal tributaries. A complaint was filed by Gujarat on 6th July 1968 for appointment of the Tribunal under Inter-State Water Disputes Act 1956.

The Australian government has given the green light to Australian $10-billion (about us $8-billion) plan to revive the Murray-Darling basin, which provides 40 per cent of the country's food. The

This paper shows that, while total water available in the Lower Krishna Basin is decreasing, changes in the waterscape of the basin are being shaped, to a large extent, by local users. This study underlines that it is not only the availability of the physical resource that is crucial in explaining the evolution of water use but, as water has become a disputed and highly politicized object, waterscapes are also strongly shaped by the social and political conditions of a region (a state for example), the boundaries of which often exceed the area where water is effectively used.

that the non-confrontational Lepchas are on an indefinite hunger strike against dams in north Sikkim shows how much of a threat they perceive these projects to be. The surge of support from

This report examines aspects of hydrological and environmental feasibility of interbasin water transfers in India and forms part of the larger research project which deals with multiple aspects of the National River Linking Project. The study uses the water transfer links in and out of the Krishna River Basin as examples.

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