Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahesh Chander Saxena Vs Delhi Jal Board dated 28/11/2018 regarding water being wasted at water treatment plants and water reservoirs on account of over flowing of the water during the course of filling of the tankers or distribution of the water. NGT directs Delhi Jal Board to

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sureshwar D Sinha & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/05/2018 regarding release of drinking water for Delhi from Haryana. Apex Court expects the Delhi Jal Board to meet over the next couple of days and sort out the matter amicably between the State of Delhi and the State of Haryana.

Order of the Delhi High Court in the matter of S. B. Tripathi Vs GNCT of Delhi & Others dated 10/05/2018 regarding repair of Delhi sub-branch canal which is leading to loss of water. Delhi High Court while stressing on the urgency for repair of the canal said the delay would lead to loss of water badly needed for human purpose.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/05/2018 regarding unauthorised constructions in Delhi and its effect on groundwater. Central Ground Water Board has filed a report on the status of ground water which shows that in areas categorized as over exploited (as per Ground Water Resources Estimation of 2013) from May 200 to May 2017 water level declined rate varied from 0.5 m/year to more than 2 m/year at places.

Between May 2016-October 2017 Water Mission-Tanzania (WM-T), in partnership with World Bank, implemented experimental field trials in Tanzania in order to determine the viability and sustainability of solar-powered piped water supply systems and smart water metering technology as a mechanism to improve financial accountability for rural and urba

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sureshwar D Sinha & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/04/2018 regarding supply of water to Delhi. The Chief Secretary of Haryana assures that there will be no reduction in the supply of Water to Delhi.

Supreme Court wants a meeting to be convened between the State of Haryana and Delhi for resolving of issues pending between the states with regard to the supply of water.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/04/2018. This is an application filed by the Delhi Jal Board seeking permission for use of 1.6 acres of forest land falling in Sanjay Van which is part of the South Central Ridge area in Delhi to lay 600 MM diameter water pipeline from IIT Gate to Qutab pumping station passing through Sanjay Van for a distance of 1200 meters and which pipeline is the main inlet water carrying pipeline for improvement of the water supply in the Mehrauli Area.

The report is an advocacy piece to raise awareness around the need to shift the typical way urban water has been managed and to share emerging principles and solutions that may improve urban water supply security in water scarce cities.

Urban water supplies are critical to the growth of the city and the wellbeing of its citizens. However, these supplies can be vulnerable to hydrological extremes, such as droughts and floods, especially if they are the main source of water for the city. Maintaining these supplies and preparing for future conditions is a crucial task for water managers, but predicting hydrological extremes is a challenge.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs. Union of India & Others dated 19/03/2018 regarding drying up of the river Yamuna in Delhi due to lack of sufficient water release. NGT calls for an inspection of Reservoir/ barrage at Tajewala, Wazirabad and Okhla by the team of Members from the Irrigation Department, Union of India, Upper Yamuna River Board and Irrigation Department of State of Haryana and NCT of Delhi and Central Pollution Control Board.

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