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2011


December 2011



INDEX
Page No
The threat of unsafe Mullaperiyar dam
1
CWC Report on Water Quality Hot Spots says little, hides a lot
5
Dolphins of the Ganga: Few fading, fewer frolicking
8
How to ruin living rivers: Fall of River Shastri
11
Traditional Water Management Systems of E Vidarbha-II
14
European Commission to review CDM Hydro status
18
Flood-banks along Krishna causing conflicts
19
Fraudulent Hydropower companies in Karnataka
20
Chenab basin projects, Luhri HEP face stiff opposition in Himachal
21
WAPCOS DOES IT AGAIN: shoddy studies in Arunachal Pradesh
22
MoEF approves project rejected twice by FAC in critical wildlife area
24
West Bengal forms a panel on Wetlands
25
Atrocious: Police burn 200 floating huts at Loktak
26
Nepal: West Seti Hydropower project dropped
28
International Court prohibits permanent work on Kishanganga
29
Burma: Myitsone dam on the Irrawaddy dropped
30
Three Gorges Dam triggered 3,000 earthquakes
31
NEW PUBLICATION: ADB hydro project report in HP in HINDI
32

 

 

November 2011

 

 

October 2011
INDEX
Page No
Scam: UNFCCC registers Rampur hydro
1
Reviving Adan River through conservation and employment generation
2
Himachal bans hydropower projects in Tirthan & tributaries
4
Traditional Water Management Systems of E Vidarbha: Community Conservation
5
Dams, Rivers and Ecology
9
Novel Conservation reserves on Kali, Bedthi and Aghanashini in the Western Ghats
12
Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment in Western Ghats
15
Lohit Basin Study by WAPCOS: A mockery of e-flows and cumulative impacts
17
Dam Planners not accounting for climate change
20
ISRO: Himalayan glaciers are receding
21
FAC members critical of corrupt Forest bureaucracy
22
HC orders fresh public hearing for Lanco Project
23
Mismanagement of Hirakud leads to avoidable flood disaster in Orissa AGAIN
24
Polavaram: Tenders lead to fresh controversy
25
Sindhol Hydro opposed in Orissa
26
Activists in Dibang being branded as Maoists
27
Teesta Dams & the Sikkim Earthquake
28
Growing opposition to big hydro in Himachal Pradesh
29
Bichhri case revisited: SC penalises polluting industry to evade court orders
30
HC order: No construction within 500 m of High Flood Level of Ganga and Yamuna
31

 

 

September 2011

 

August 2011
INDEX
Page No
AHEC-IITR’s Ganga Basin Report: Flawed, Shoddy, Biased & Unacceptable
1
The Official EAC on RVP critical of Ganga Basin Cumulative Impact Report 8
Ganga Basin Cumulative Assessment: A review of River Ecology Aspects 9
Ganga Basin Cumulative Assessment: A review of Water Quality Aspects 14
DAMS for Mumbai: No EIA, No Clearances, No hearings, no monitoring
15
National Wetlands Atlas: Baby step in Right Direction 19
J Ramesh Tenure at MEF: BIG BANG, LACKING IN SYSTEMIC CHANGES 22
Workshop on Reservoir Operation Management in Kerala 24
IMD: Climate Change has induced increased flood risk in India 25
Adverse Impacts of Lower Subansiri 26
Report: ADB’s green label not working for 4 Himachal Hydro projects
27
Vidarbha farmers demand white paper on Irrigation Scam and Water Theft
28
IIM Report: Gujarat’s high Agri growth Not due to SSP
29
Leader trying to protect wetlands shot dead in W Bengal
30
Ramesh clears 40 wildlife affecting projects in two hours without discussion
31
NEW REPORT, Eliot on Rivers 32

July 2011



June 2011

 


May 2011

 

INDEX
Page No
Analysis of TAC guidelines and decisions in recent meetings
1
Conflicts over water in Chile – Between Human Rights and Market Rules
2
Dying Rivers of Goa: Impact of mining on water resources
10
Blue Rivers of Meghalaya
13
Small Projects, Big impacts: Micro & mini hydel projects in Himachal Pradesh
15
Himachal Fisheries Department compromises rivers for money
16
Subarnarekha: A Streak of radioactive pollution?
17
Maharashtra amends water authority bill, cabinet gets unaccountable powers
18
BOOK REVIEW: In search of Yamuna
19
Interlinking of Rivers in Bihar
20
Inequality & climate Vulnerability Linked
23
Dams in the Western Ghats to quench Mumbai’s never ending demands
24
Villagers construct their own dams in Chhattisgarh
25
High Court puts on hold Mini-hydel projects in Western Ghats
26
Demand of release of freshwater into Yamuna round the year: key issues
27
Yamuna Bachao Andolan: To make the river flow
28
Fate of Trouts in of J & Kashmir streams
29
Jairam Ramesh: Ken Betwa Linking Disastrous
30
World Bank, India to help Afghanistan build Kabul River dams
31
NEW PUBLICATIONS
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April 2011

 

INDEX
Page No
Maharashtra gifts farmers’ water to industries
1
CIC orders CWC to disclose backwater studies in public interest
2
Bihar Success Story in System of Crop Intensification
3
Bihar Floods, Breaching Embankments and Suppressing Information
8
A Review of Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal-2 Report
10
Climate Change in Jharkhand: Extreme rain deficit
13
SC Slams Govt on Gosikhurd rehabilitation
14
Sardar Sarovar will take 176 years: Gujarat MLA
16
Below 16% allocation for Artificial Recharge of Groundwater could be spent
17
Corruption in Kulu HEPs: Officers under scanner
19
Successful Participatory Irrigation Development in Vidarbha
20
Communities construct their own canals
21
High Court: Limit withdrawal to 50% from rivers
22
UN: Eco-Farming Could Double Food Output
23
Chhattisgarh proposal for River linkage: For private benefits?
24
Chhattisgarh: Bogda dam sold for Private TPS?
25
Kerala law to hold Coke accountable for the damages in Plachimada
26
China water crisis and why dams wont help, but could worsen the crisis
27
US: Dangers behind Aging Dams
30
European Parliament asks World Bank not to fund big hydro, big dams
31



 

West Flowing Rivers

 

March 2011
February 2011
INDEX
Page No
The continuing farce called conditional clearances
1
Global Crop Water Footprint
3
Violation of environment law by Four Himachal HEPs: Will MEF act?
4
River Schools can make the future look bright
14
How debris affect Himalayan Glaciers
17
MEF to AP: Implement Forest Rights Act in Polavaram Area
18
BBMB refuses to provide irrigation water to Bhakra oustees
19
Sardar Sarovar Land scam: IAS officers taken to High Court
20
Review all Arunachal Dams: Assam CM to PM
21
Ranganadi downstream affected demand compensation
22
TN HC: shut down Tirupur units or polluting Noyyal River
24
Sand mining of rivers in Uttar Pradesh goes to High Court
25
Padyatra against Par Tapi Narmada River Link Proposal
29
US report says climate change can stir Indo Pak conflict
30
Writings on the Wall
32
January 2011
INDEX Page
Wetland Rules 2010: Welcome, but won’t help wetlands
1
Water Crisis in Ramsar Wetlands of India
7
Can India be firm with China on Brahmaputra basin dams?
12
Why MoEF needs to urgently take up some systemic tough actions
14
Climate Change and Manipur’s wetlands
15
India dodged UN to get climate credits?
16
Kishau dam a National Project? Serious Questions about MWR
17
INDIAN EXPRESS at it again: Blind advocacy FOR dams
18
Srinagar HEP challenged in High Court and CEC
19
Scam in the Maharashtra Irrigation Projects?
20
Big Polluters of Orissa
21
FAO predicts Food Crisis in 2011
22
China: 36 punished over fatal dam breach
23
Writings on the Wall
24
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