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Cancel Pancheshwar Dam Public Hearings: It involves too many violations and illegalities

From: SANDRP, 50-D, AD block, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi 88 we4earth@gmail.com, https://sandrp.wordpress.com/ August 11 2017 To 1. District Magistrate, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand dm-pit-ua@nic.in 2. Chairman/ Regional office incharge, Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board, Dehradun, dkjoshi21@yahoo.com COPY to: 1. IA Division (River…

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India Pakistan resume talks on Indus Treaty: Stakes are high

When on March 20-21, 2017, on the eve of World Water Day, India and Pakistan’s Permanent Indus Commission met in Islamabad for its 113rd meeting, there was a lot at stake besides the immediate issue or even the Indus Treaty….

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So who will suffer in the Indus water imbroglio?

Diplomatic and military strategies, by definition, are not decided through public debates. So the jingoism around Indus treaty with Pakistan seems more like an attempt at sending threatening signals. But it will have multiple serious ramifications in any case, so…

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Smart Urban Water options: Recycle waste water

Recycling and reuse of wastewater is an important aspect of water management providing a way to increase available water while also preventing pollution of water bodies by sewage. An estimated 62,000 million litres per day (MLD) sewage is generated in…

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Press Release: World Wetlands Day 2016: Complete Regulatory Vacuum around India’s Wetlands

No National or State Wetlands Authority No Wetland Rules for 4 yrs The recent Chennai Flood Disaster of Dec 2015 and the Jammu and Kashmir Flood disaster of Sept 2014 have underlined that Wetlands are important not only for biodiversity…

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IEA concludes INDCs will not limit warming to 2 °C; focus on India without any push to the OECD countries to reduce consumption

It’s not everyday that the Washington Post features India in headlines, so when on Diwali day, that happened[1] in the context of publication of International Energy Agency’s[2] World Energy Outlook 2015[3], it was noteworthy. The IEA report has worrying conclusion…

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SANDRP critique of India’s NAPCC: There is little hope here

For Full report, see: https://sandrp.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/there-is-little-hope-here-sandrp-critique-of-napcc-feb-2009.pdf EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The purpose of this study is to provide an Indian civil society view on the contents of the Indian government’s national action plan to confront the threat posed by climate change. The study aims…

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Water Sector Options for India in a Changing Climate – Executive Summary of SANDRP publication in March 2012

For Full Report, see: https://sandrp.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/water-sector-options-india-in-changing-climate-sandrp-march-2012.pdf EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report tries to capture the relevant issues for Indian Water Sector in the context of changing climate. The report briefly reviews international situation in the context of the four pillars of climate change…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin, August 24, 2015

MAHARASHTRA DROUGHT Stop westward diversion of water from Bhima-Krishna basin:SANDRP (21 Aug. 2015) The Report is based on interview of Parineeta Dandekar of SANDRP and provides the steps that the Maharashtra govt can take to reduce drought and water scarcity…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin (April-May 2015)

HYDROPOWER “Right now, hydel is almost stalled”: Piyush Goyal (18 May 2015) Union Power Minister makes some candid comments on Hydro: “Right now, hydel is almost stalled. We have Teesta stuck for various reasons. Subansiri, Maheshwar, Lower Subansiri, all of…

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