GANDHINAGAR: The long-pending and ambitious state water policy is finally ready and will be submitted by next week for the cabinet’s nod and adoption through notification.

Irrigated agriculture has once again risen to prominence among sub-Saharan Africa’s development priorities, after a long lull prompted by disappointment in the results of major investments during the 1970s and 1980s.

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court today asked the Maharashtra government to apprise it of the steps it proposes to take to curb pollution of rivers in the state.

Contamination of surface water sources due to the discharge of polluting substances has been a long standing problem in most parts of the country. In 1974, a legislation was specifically enacted to regulate and prohibit water pollution.

Despite the international recognition accorded to the key role played by women in issues around water, the extent to which India’s national water policies accommodate gender concerns remains to be examined. Based on an in-depth content analysis of the three nwps—of 1987, 2002, and 2012—this paper argues that incorporation of women in the planning, provisioning, and management of water resources continues to be disregarded.

Achieving universal, safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030, as envisioned by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, is projected to require capital expenditures of USD 114 billion per year (1). Investment on that scale, along with accompanying policy reforms, can be motivated by a growing appreciation of the value of water. Yet our ability to value water, and incorporate these values into water governance, is inadequate.

The Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India, therefore, constituted a committee consisting of experts in the field of ground water to recommend a revised methodology. This report is the final outcome of the recommendations of the Committee.

Angola’s civil war caused a massive population movement from rural conflict areas to low-lying coastal zones between 1975 and 2002. More than half of Angola’s 27 million people now live in urban coastal settlements, floodplains and steep ravines vulnerable to climate extremes.

In this paper, examine, critically, interstate water disputes in India for a comprehensive understanding of their anatomy – the making of disputes. Pursue some fundamental questions: Why do interstate water disputes emerge and recur? What factors contribute to their (re)making?

A report of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace has been launched in Geneva, Switzerland. The report, titled: “A Matter of Survival”, tries to generate extensive international awareness of water resources and their proper management.

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