This publication explores the potential of the Meghna River as an alternative water source for Dhaka. It also describes the fragile state of the city’s current drinking water supply due to increasing demand and surface contamination.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rohit Chowdhury Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/08/2019. The issues discussed were shifting of the solid waste mangement plant near Deepor Beel and encroachment of the wetland, Guwahati, Assam.
This technical note serves as the main reference for the updated Aqueduct™ water risk framework, in which combine 13 water risk indicators—including quantity, quality, and reputational risks—into a composite overall water risk score.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Tongad Vs State of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 31/07/2019 regarding illegal drawal of groundwater by tankers in violation of the ban on extraction of ground water without prior permission of the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) and without such tankers being registered with the Delhi Jal Board. Such tankers are operating without registration with a view to avoid regulation which is necessary to check the source from where the water is drawn.
This paper shows that Member States’ mismanagement of their water resources can be rectified through full implementation of the EU water law - the Water Framework Directive (WFD). In the face of climate change, droughts are becoming increasingly common and severe, and Europe is no exception.
The objective of this paper is to contribute to increasing the understanding of African policy-makers on the central role water plays in achieving the SDGs through facts and case studies of Africa and to serve as a call for action to African decision-makers on the importance of water for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/07/2019. Recharge of groundwater from Palla to Wazirabad in Delhi by creating water bodies and reservoirs in Yamuna flood plain area came up for consideration before the NGT on July 25, 2019. This would help in retaining excess flood water of the river during the monsoon season according to the application filed by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department of Delhi Government.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mirza Abid Beg Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 25/07/2019 regarding water bodies being filled to convert the land into residential/ commercial plots by Nagar Palika Nagina, District Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh.
Bill to set up single tribunal to settle inter-state water disputes in Lok Sabha. A bill to help adjudicate disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers and river valleys at a faster pace was introduced in Lok Sabha on 25 July, 2019 amid protests by opposition parties which said states were not consulted.