Water transport owners in the Barisal region choose to either close or divert their business, as they are losing out to road transporters.

A falling number of passengers, decreasing river navigability and emerging shoals are setting back the river transport business.

The overall goal of this report is to assist water resources and environment professionals within the Bank and client countries to use Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) to effectively implement the principles of IWRM.

This publication is one of the major outputs of the Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA). WEPA aims to strengthen water environmental governance in Asia through the collection and dissemination of information and capacity development of relevant stakeholders in partnership with eleven countries in the region.

Express News Service Posted: Jan 31, 2009 at 0038 hrs IST

Amritsar: The Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar, K S Pannu has been selected by the Government of India for the Award for Excellence in National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (NREGA) administration. He would be conferred this award on February 2 at the Indian Agriculture Research Institute in New Delhi.

If the United States Supreme Court grants certiorari in a case between Mississippi and Tenessee, the court will have its first opportunity to determine if and how transboundary aquifers should be regulated. The applications of this case are far from surface level.

A recent analytical report examining the multiple challenges that global climate change raises for the management of shared freshwater resources.Assesses the prospective risks to human security and explores how policies and institutions can evolve to ensure sustainable water supplies in a warming world.

Irrigation occupies a central position in China

This report sets out a range of pollution problems and for each gives a brief summary of the problem

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) describes the features of National Water Mission as under: A National Water Mission will be mounted to ensure integrated water resource management helping to conserve water, minimize wastage and ensure more equitable distribution both across and within states.

The first and second editions of the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality were used by developing and developed countries worldwide as the basis for regulation and standard setting to ensure the safety of drinking-water. They recognized the priority that should be given to ensuring microbial safety and provided guideline values for a large number of chemical hazards.