Water-related challenges are increasing in severity and global extent. They affect the developing world in particular, no more so than in South Asia which suffers from physical water scarcity, economic water scarcity and poor water quality.

India’s rapidly growing solar sector is heavily exposed to water-risks. This report examines the extent of exposure and measures that may be used to mitigate them.

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.

The parched Himachal Pradesh capital is daily losing more than five million litres (MLD) of potable water because of various reasons, including leakages and theft, the Himachal Pradesh High Court

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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