The Centre has confirmed that a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the nationalisation of Rivers Zuari and Cumbarjua has been completed while the tendering process for fairway development of Mandovi

The government wants to quickly act on declaring the 117km stretch of Mandovi and Zuari rivers and Cumbharjua canal as national waterway in Goa to promote transport and tourism.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Shamsunder Shridhar Dalvi & Ors. Vs. Govt. of India & Ors. dated 30/04/2014 regarding the application of the Sagar Cooperative Housing Society seeking directions against the Respondents to maintain 100 mtrs. from High Tide Line (HTL) of River Zuari a construction free area within “No Development Zone” in conformity with the Coastal Regulation Zone and Order demolition of illegal constructions within such zone i.e.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Paryavaran Savrakshan Sangharsh Samitee Vs M/s Sesa Goa Ltd Ors dated 11/10/2013. NGT has directed that no new lease, shall be granted for any mine, which falls within eco sensitive zone or protected Forest or sanctuary, within territory of Goa. NGT also directs that concerned mine-owners, be not allowed to remove dumps and if there is any hazardous waste material, then the Government shall take care of removal of the hazardous waste, according to Hazardous Waste Management Rules.(HWMR).

The Goa government has opposed two floating hotel projects being pushed by the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), a central government undertaking, claiming that the projects would cause "ecological and en

Recolonization of benthos following dredging operations was studied in Mormugao Port Trust Harbour, Goa. Six stations were fixed for sampling within the radius of the dredging site. Three samples each were collected during dredging and after dredging.

Scientists, environmentalists and experts will deliberate on Goa's water woes at a one-day workshop organised by the Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan at Old Goa on May 17 in the premises of Kunkolienkar Higher Secondary School. Titled Goa's water security: Present scenario and future challenges, the workshop will go into the present status of Mhadei and Virdi dam projects and rivers namely Terekhol, Chapora, Baga, Zuari, Sal, Talpona and others.

Inspite of surplus water and one of the world's richest traditions of managing it, India's water crisis has reached critical levels, an author of a new book on the subject has warned. Goa is one of the places former business and environmental journalist Nitya Jacob has studied in what he called an "ecological travelogue' across the Indian subcontinent, focused on water.