Articles

Can India be firm with China on Brahmaputra dams ? - An article by Himanshu Thakkar
Discussing the Chinese dam and hydropower projects on the shared rivers, including in the Brahmaputra basin on Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s forthcoming India visit or underscoring the issue?
Understanding groundwater - A course by ACWADAM
How does the groundwater form? How does it move, flow and store? A six module course designed to detail these and more questions on groundwater
Environmental compliance of hydel projects in Himachal Pradesh - Shukla committee report (2009)
This report includes the findings of a one man committee that was appointed by the Honorable High Court of Himachal Pradesh to monitor environmental compliance of hydel projects in the state.
Mining - An increasing threat to our rivers - Article by Nitya Jacob
Mining constitutes a major, and largely unrecognized, threat to our rivers. It takes away what we have and also destroys whatever is left of it.
Water poverty in the northeastern hill region of India: Potential alleviation through multiple-use water systems - A report by IWMI
Local water resource-based multiple-use water systems that provide water supply both for household and livestock needs and for small high-value agriculture are understood.
From policy to practice - Koshi river basin management
This pictoral document explains the effort to translate policy into practice by showcasing Koshi River Basin Management Program as a model for conservation and wise use of water and its resources to secure life and livelihoods of generations to come by addressing the impacts of climate change.
Review of current practices in determining user charges & incorporation of economic principles of pricing of urban water supply
Review of the existing guidelines of determination of user charges for water and sanitation services and to incorporate economic principles of pricing in urban water supply sector in India”.
Transdisciplinary method for water pollution and human health research – A working paper by Peter Mollinga
This paper discusses how to go about designing an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research project or programme, with ZEF’s research initiative on ‘water pollution and human health’ in India as the background of the presentation.
Formation of glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and Glacial Lake Outburst Flood risk assessment - A report by ICIMOD
Assessing the threat facing the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region: rapid formation of meltwater lakes on the surface or at the end of a large number of the region’s glaciers owing to current climate warming.
Himalayi Jan Goshnapatra: Himalayi Niti Ka Prarup – A report in Hindi by the Gandhi Peace Foundation
The Himalayan People's Manifesto has been brought out with the help of various documents prepared by various people and organisations at different times, which demands the government to frame a policy to protect the region.
Conceptual framework of South Asian water futures exchange - Commodity Vision
The concept of the establishment of a 'futures market in water availability' in the context of the risk of water availability that Indian agriculture has been facing in the recent years.
Mine the gap: Connecting water risks and disclosure in the mining sector – A report by the World Resources Institute
This paper addresses the problem of how water issues and trends may create potentially costly water-related risk for companies and provides tools, questions, and information for financial community to better evaluate water risks in the mining sector
Water management across space and time in India – A working paper by the University of Bonn
This paper links development of water management and its practices with social, religious, economic development with the rise and fall of the ruling regime.
Users handbook on Solar Water Heaters by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Confused about Solar water heaters? This handbook draws guidelines for selecting solar water heaters and making informed choices.
The wealth of waste: The economics of wastewater use in agriculture - A report by FAO
It presents an economic framework for the assessment of the use of reclaimed water in agriculture for a more economically efficient and sustainable water utilization.
Water footprint assessments of dehydrated onion products of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd – A report by IFC
Documenting the water consumption in Jain Irrigation Systems Limited’s (JISL) production of dehydrated onions and of micro-irrigation systems.
Development of an area based Energy Service Company (ESCO) model for solar water heating (SWH) in India
In the recent years, India has witnessed considerable progress in SWH development, but is still far from its full potential. This report explores design innovation and service delivery mechanisms to leverage SWH investments
Heavy rainfall, floods and drought affect life, agriculture and economy of the country - News Roundup (8-15 December 2010)
Heavy rainfall and floods disrupt normal life on one end and on the other droughts force massive losses to agricultural produce.
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