This paper summarizes research on the Krishna River Basin in southern India, including physical and agricultural geography, remote sensing, hydrology, water management, and environmental
issues. Discharge from the Krishna into the ocean decreased rapidly from 1960-2003 due to irrigation expansion. Annual runoff to the ocean fell from a pre-irrigation average of 56 cubic
kilometers (km3)(1901-1960) to 13 km3 (1994-2003), despite no significant change in rainfall. By the late 1990s, the cumulative reservoir capacity in the basin approximated the annual runoff

The Himalayas possess one of the largest resources of snow and ice, which act as a huge freshwater reservoir. Monitoring the glaciers is important to assess the overall reservoir health. In this investigation, glacial retreat was estimated for 466 glaciers in Chenab, Parbati and Baspa basins from 1962.

WWF establishes a project in 2001 to involve local communities in aquatic biodiversity conservation with dolphins as flagship species. Farida village in Uttar Pradesh was selected as local communities were most backward and highly dependent on the river sources for livelihood thereby directly impacting dolphin habitat.

The Upper Tana River Basin is one of Kenya's most important natural resource bases. Its Masinga Reservoir supplies water and hydroelectric power for 65 percent of the nation. Unregulated deforestation and expansion of cultivation practices onto marginal soils has resulted in significant reservoir siltation,

The goal of this paper is to assess the impact of future climate change on the hydrological regime of the tropical Upper Suriname river basin (7,860 km2) located in Suriname. GCM based climate scenarios from the MAGICC/SCENGEN model and 14 hypothetical climate scenarios are used to examine potential changes in water balance components in the study area.

A stakeholder workshop for the Tungabhadra basin was organised by the Society for Promoting Participative Eco-system Management (SOPPECOM) and the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science of Dundee University in Scotland in Hospet, India (Karnataka) on 9-10 January 2007.

Variations in climate, land-use and water consumption
can have profound effects on river runoff. There
is an increasing demand to study these factors at the regional

The present paper is an analysis of the scheme for the interlinking of rivers on a National Water Grid that would transfer water from one basin to another, from a water source having surplus water to areas with scarce water resources.

An increase in population, unplanned expansion in the command area of the river Bhavani in Tamil Nadu and the growing domestic and industrial demand for water have intensified competition among water users in the river basin.

Polavaram dam is an extravagant waste of public money that will provide little benefit to few people. It will set the state of Andhra Pradesh back for decades and may prevent Andhra Pradesh sharing in the economic prosperity experienced by the rest of India. This booklet argues that the Polavaram dam project should not go ahead because it will not deliver the benefits claimed for its, because it represents an extraordinary waste of public money, and it will have disastrous consequences for the people it displaces.

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