This critique assesses if the National Water Framework Bill 2016 and the Mihir Shah Committee report are truly interdisciplinary and based on the principles of integrated water systems governance. The question still remains whether the recommendations are enough to bridge existing gaps and address future challenges in water governance.

Sustainable participatory watershed management is an approach promoted by the Ethiopian government to restore natural resources and agricultural productivity across the country.

The location and persistence of surface water (inland and coastal) is both affected by climate and human activity and affects climate, biological diversity and human wellbeing. Global data sets documenting surface water location and seasonality have been produced from inventories and national descriptions, statistical extrapolation of regional data and satellite imagery, but measuring long-term changes at high resolution remains a challenge. Here, using three million Landsat satellite images, we quantify changes in global surface water over the past 32 years at 30-metre resolution.

Areas in green show where water has turned into land and those in blue show where land has become water

Over 4,000 water tanks were installed by the end of July in different districts across the country under the Rainwater Harvesting Project which aims to improve livelihoods and to reduce surface run

As drought sweeps many countries in Africa, an initiative led by water NGOs supports the use of underground aquifers. But the idea is controversial

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Availability and Utilisation of Water, 28/04/2016. Estimated average annual availability of water is 1869 BCM and utilizable quantum of surface water in major river basin of the country is 690 BCM (Details as per Annexure). In addition replenishable Ground Water is 433 BCM. It is however, estimated that about 450 BCM of surface water is being utilized for various purposes annually. Additionally, about 245 BCM of ground water is also being utilized annually for various purposes.

China's major cities rely heavily on water collected in catchment areas that are under threat from encroachment and pollution, according to a new report from The Nature Conservancy, a leading globa

The current instability and unpredictability of the world water cycle is here to stay, making society's adaptation to new risks a vital necessity when formulating development policies, a UN water e

Flooding is the costliest natural disaster worldwide. In the UK flooding is listed as a major risk on the National Risk Register with surface water flooding the most likely cause of damage to properties.

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