Water management is a key development challenge in South Asia. The region - one of the most densely-populated and climate-vulnerable parts of the world - has the world’s fastest growing regional economy and the

A critical question for agricultural production and food security is how water demand for staple crops will respond to climate and carbon dioxide (CO2) changes, especially in light of the expected increases in extreme heat exposure. To quantify the trade-offs between the effects of climate and CO2 on water demand, we use a ‘sink-strength’ model of demand which relies on the vapour-pressure deficit (VPD), incident radiation and the efficiencies of canopy-radiation use and canopy transpiration; the latter two are both dependent on CO2.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of National Institute of Medical Science University Rajasthan & Others Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 09/11/2017 regarding water shortage in Jaipur city and the drying up of Ramgarh Lake. The case deals with the massive encroachments in the catchment areas of Ramgarh Dam especially by the National Institute of Medical Sciences University or NIMS.

Concern has been growing in recent years regarding the potential impact of climate change on Pakistan’s already stressed water resources.

The following draft of the notification, which the Central Government proposes to issue in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 6 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) is hereby published, as required under sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, for the information of the public likely

With nearly half the world’s population affected by water scarcity and demand for freshwater continuing to soar, a WWF report released at the 20th International Riversymposium in Brisbane shows how governments can successfully protect and restore river flows – helping to ensure sufficient water for people and nature.

India’s current per capita electricity consumption is less than a quarter of the world average but is expected to grow significantly in the future. Shared socio-economic pathways (SSPs) are narratives visualising alternative futures of the world.

With rising urban populations and ever scarcer water supplies, cities and companies are teaming up to invest billions of dollars in water management projects, a report said on Tuesday.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Subhan Tanners & Others Vs Central pollution control Board & Others dated 25/08/2017 regarding pollution caused by tanneries in Jamau, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The tanneries had applied to the Tribunal to seek a direction to the State Pollution Control Board to conduct an inspection of their respective units on the ground that the deficiencies which were pointed out by the State Pollution Control Board have been removed and each of the units are compliant.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of CH Institute of Management and Commerce & Others vs. State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 11/08/2017 regarding requirement of consent to operate for poultry farms. As per the classification of CPCB poultry firms having less than 1 lakh birds do not require ‘Consent to Operate’ as per CPCB guidelines of 20.10.2015. Tribunal directs that the clarification of CPCB dated 19.07.2017 be filed before the Court.

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