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Today at the half-way point for the SDGs, UNEP is preparing to provide important intelligence on the progress we are making on the environmental dimension. The latest available data and estimates for 92 environment relevant SDG indicators tell us that the world is not on track to achieve the environmental dimension of the SDGs by 2030.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of SK. Mujibar Rehman Vs State of West Bengal dated 16/03/2023.

The working paper highlights the initial cooperation challenges identified in the assessment undertaken by International Centre for Water Cooperation in 32 basins in Africa. This is the initiative’s first analysis of some of the key challenges of cooperation involving transboundary waters in Africa.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the most water-stressed region in the world. According to 2018 data, 14 of the 17 most water-stressed countries globally were in the region, including the top six.

The lack of coordination between Water Resources Management (WRM) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and the resulting institutional fragmentation impedes progress on Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) towards sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board Vs B Prathap Reddy & Others dated 21/02/2023. Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) has deposited Rs.10,00,00,000 (rupees ten crores) on December, 12, 2022. Rs. 5,00,00,000 (rupees five crores) will be deposited on or before March 31, 2023.

Present status report filed by the Additional Chief Secretary, Environment Department, Kerala in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion Suo Motu Vs Government of Kerala and others dated 16/02/2023.

The NGT, February 24, 2022 taking notice of a media report 'burning banks of Bharathapuzha' and how anti social elements continue to burn dried riparian grassland had asked for submission of a report on the matter and steps taken to prevent it.

Report filed by the government of Rajasthan, Department of Environment and Climate Change dated 16/02/2023.

The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal, February 15, 2023 in the matter of Dr Abid Ali Khan Vs State of Rajasthan & Others had directed the Chief Secretary, Rajasthan to file a report on the Sambhar festival and its effects, if any, on the ecology.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Abid Ali Khan Vs State of Rajasthan dated 15/02/2023.

Grievance in the application is against proposed Sambhar festival between 17 – 19 February, 2023 at Sambhar Lake near Jaipur. This will involve activities like kite flying, paragliding, motorcycle expedition. According to the applicant such activities will adversely affect migratory birds and natural habitat of the lake which is a Ramsar site, particularly on account of use of loudspeakers.

The Asia-Pacific region has made considerable progress on improving economic and social welfare over the last decade. Water resources have contributed greatly to this transformation through water and sanitation hygiene (WASH), provision of basic services, agricultural expansion, food security and nutrition, and ecosystem services.