Under Har Ghar Nal Se Jal, states to open water testing labs
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

DDWS orders states to open up water testing laboratories to the public

Residents of a village testing their water (Source: Arghyam)
Towards a new horizontal water federalism
Where do the aspirations of riverine ecosystems and communities fit in a federalist set-up? Amita Bhaduri posted 2 years 1 month ago

The execution of India’s institutional framework for preventing and solving conflicts over river water is still evolving. A new thinking on federalism in the field of water management to meet local aspirations and national ambition is needed.

Odisha and Chhattisgarh have locked horns over the distribution of waters of the Mahanadi river at Hirakud dam (Image: Makarand Purohit, India Water Portal)
Beyond the death toll: The everyday violence of Assam’s floods
Mitul Baruah from Ashoka University narrates personal experiences of people affected by floods in Majuli, Assam. priyad posted 2 years 3 months ago

Floods are an annual phenomenon in Assam. They are as integral to the state as the Brahmaputra River is, and each monsoon, we are reminded that Assam exists (or is drowning). As I write this piece, Assam is slowly recovering from the first wave of flood this monsoon.

Floods in Majuli Assam. Photo credit: Mitul Baruah
Pre-monsoon rainfall deficient: IMD
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 6 months ago

India witnesses 22 percent deficient pre-monsoon rainfall this year: IMD

Pre-monsoon rainfall deficient this year. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Damaged habitat affects migratory fishermen
Maintaining natural resources is important for the sustenance of aquatic biodiversity and river-dependent livelihoods. arathi posted 2 years 7 months ago

The Siang River is a transboundary river which flows in Tibetan plateau, China in the name of Yarlung Psangpo and after entering India in Arunachal Pradesh, it is known as Siang which meets river Brahmaputra in Assam, 230 km downstream. 

Fishermen with a fishing net near the Siang.
Artificial lake forms in Brahmaputra
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 1 month ago

Artificial lake in Brahmaputra in China, flood threat in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam wanes

A flooded river in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Monsoon takes 1400 lives
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 2 months ago

More than 1000 people dead in three months in India due to heavy rains

A man wades through knee-deep water with his belongings during flood. (Source: 101Reporters)
Assam's river atlas to tackle floods, deforestation
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 10 months ago

Assam prepares river atlas to tackle floods, erosion, deforestation

People take a boat to cross Brahmaputra. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Arunachal becomes open defecation free
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 10 months ago

Arunachal achieves the open defecation free status

A toilet constructed under SBM. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Farmer suicide cases decrease: Govt data
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 11 months ago

Government data shows decreasing suicide trend among farmers for the second consecutive year

A farmer in his field. (Source: India Water Portal)