Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Verhaen Khanna & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 12/09/2018 regarding the environmental clearance granted for setting up the Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) at Pragati Maidan.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Tanner India Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 05/09/2018 regarding closure order under Section 33(A) of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Inspection was carried out on 24.05.2018 by the ITT, BHU and it was found that in the sample of effluent, chromium quantity was 10.28 mg per/liter, in excess of the laid down standards.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s N.G. Textiles Vs. Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board dated 05/09/2018. This appeal has been preferred against the order of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board dated 03.08.2018, directing the appellant to close the industrial process of the industry. The impugned order states that sample of effluent was collected at the time of inspection by a Joint Committee and the sample was found to be having mercury beyond the prescribed limit. According to the appellant, no mercury is used, as such, in its activities.

Competition over limited water resources is one of the main concerns for the coming decades. Although water issues alone have not been the sole trigger for warfare in the past, tensions over freshwater management and use represent one of the main concerns in political relations between riparian states and may exacerbate existing tensions, increase regional instability and social unrest. Previous studies made great efforts to understand how international water management problems were addressed by actors in a more cooperative or confrontational way.

The global indicator on water stress tracks the level of pressure that human activities exert over natural freshwater resources, indicating the environmental sustainability of the use of water resources.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/07/2018 regarding over-exploitation of Delhi ground water. The report submitted by the Central Ground Water Board in May 2018 indicates that there is over-exploitation of ground water in large parts of Delhi and a major part of Delhi is over-exploited and falling in semi-critical category. In such areas, the water levels are showing persistent declining trend during the last two decades.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Pawan Dyeing Vs. Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) & Others dated 02/07/2018 regarding dyeing industries in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh operating without the requisite NOC/authorization from CGWA.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Tamil Nadu Vs P. K. Sinha & Others dated 18/05/2018 regarding draft Cauvery Management Scheme.

Union of India assures the Apex Court that the draft scheme will be taken to its logical end in accordance with law. The Court hoped that the draft scheme will be notified in the Official Gazette and given effect to before the onset of the monsoon.

Freshwater availability is changing worldwide. Here we quantify 34 trends in terrestrial water storage observed by the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites during 2002–2016 and categorize their drivers as natural interannual variability, unsustainable groundwater consumption, climate change or combinations thereof. Several of these trends had been lacking thorough investigation and attribution, including massive changes in northwestern China and the Okavango Delta. Others are consistent with climate model predictions.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Tamil Nadu Vs P. K. Sinha & Others dated 14/05/2018 regarding draft management scheme for Cauvery. The Central Government represented by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation filed the draft scheme. The States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Union Territory of Puducherry has been given copies of the draft scheme "only to examine whether the said Scheme is in consonance with the judgment of this Court".

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