Storing water is a critical part of water security, and the societal response to hydrological variability. Water storage increases the amount of water available for human, environmental, and economic use, reduces the impact of floods, and provides a variety of ancillary services such as hydropower and navigation by regulating water flows.

The world is facing challenges related to population growth, surface water scarcity, and more importantly, to the increasing dependency on shared groundwater resources.

Most of the globe was drier than normal in 2021, with “cascading effects on economies, ecosystems and our daily lives”, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in this report.

The report identifies the irrigation potentials, gaps and needs that exist at national level for paddy rice production. The analysis carried out in the outlook will form a basis for enhancing water resources management in paddy fields.

This case study highlights Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) interventions in India focused on integrating Eco-DRR measures on improved water management into local development plans and schemes (such as disaster, wetlands, and rural employment) through capacity-strengthening and participation of communities and local governments.

Extreme and unpredictable changes in the climate are a cause of serious concern globally. In India, the impacts of climate change are already profound.

Ground Water Year Book is the basic data report consisting information regarding the ground water regime, depth to water levels and quality and their variations in space and time compiled and analyzed based on the information generated through field studies.

Living customary water tenure is the most accepted socio-legal system among the large majority of rural people in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Haryana Government on August 8, 2022 has issued the Haryana Water Resources (Conservation, Regulation and Management) Authority (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022 to further amend the Haryana Water Resources (Conservation, Regulation and Management) Authority Act, 2020.

Quarterly progress report (April - June 2022) by the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, Government of Punjab in OA No 606 of 2018.

The NGT vide its various orders in the matter of OA No. 606/2018 had directed states to submit information on solid waste rules; bio-medical waste rules; construction and demolition waste; hazardous waste rules; e-waste rules; status of STPs and re-use of treated water; status of CETPs/ETPs including performance; illegal sand mining; rejuvenation of water bodies among others.

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