In a significant development on role of hydropower projects in Uttarakhand flood disaster of June 2013, the Expert Body (EB) headed by Dr Ravi Chopra has recommended that at least 23 hydropower projects should be dropped, that hydropower projects played significant role in the Uttarakhand disaster and that there is urgent need to improve the env

In an historic action that will protect people's health and the environment, and benefit riverfront communities, the U.S.

Models for river avulsions have identified the ratio between down-valley and cross-valley slopes of channels as the triggering factors for the sudden channel shift but have remained untested in the field. The August 2008 avulsion of the Kosi River at Kusaha, 12 km upstream of the Kosi barrage in Nepal, provided an opportunity to study a large-scale avulsion (~120 km) for its causal factors and driving mechanisms.

Successive state governments in Uttarakhand have pursued economic growth through industrialization without taking into account the fragility of the state’s mountains. A massive rain storm in June 2013 exposed the

Wetland in climate mitigation: a case study of organic carbon profile of Pallikaranai wetland, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - A presentation by M. Sridevi karpagavalli at the 4th National Research Conference on Climate Change, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, October 26-27, 2013.


Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own Motion Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 17/09/2013 regarding the condition of the Khajjiar Lake.

New Delhi : Days before Uttarakhand was ravaged by rain, the state government had sought assistance of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to address the problem of high sediment depo

The legal geopolitics of the Baglihar and Kishenganga hydroelectric power projects, whose legitimacy under the Indus Waters Treaty has been contested by Pakistan, demonstrates the political nature of technology and the governance of technology need not remain out-of-bounds for non-engineers. In attempting an understanding, this article seeks to step outside the conventional nationalist mode of geopolitical analysis.

Geochemical study of a 3.55 m long lake sediment core from the Badanital Lake (Garhwal Himalaya) reveals Late Holocene centennial-scale climatic changes. The ecosystem of the tectonically formed lake seems to be controlled by natural and anthropogenic factors.