• Sediment and solutions

    August 17, 2018

    The heavy sediment load in the Himalayan rivers remains a serious challenge to the viability of embankments, and a number of options have been put forward – Nepal and India continue to pursue embankment construction

  • Embankments enter Nepal

    August 16, 2018

    While most Nepalese blame the 2008 breach on India, Nepal itself has constructed hundreds of kilometres of embankments, which remain popular, despite fundamental flaws

  • Opinion: Focus on small hydropower in Jammu & Kashmir

    July 30, 2018

    The hydropower potential in the state of Jammu & Kashmir has been barely tapped, leaving a large energy deficit, but small hydropower plants may be the way forward, argue Simi Thambi and Shakil A Romshoo

  • Rights without institutions are no rights at all

    July 26, 2018

    A recent judgment by the High Court of Uttarakhand in India has recognised animals as “legal persons”, but without institutions to enforce such rights the judgment is meaningless, argues Omair Ahmad

  • Why we need a new perspective on rivers

    July 25, 2018

    Rivers are the world’s most important ecosystems, not simply a source of water and energy, argues one of India’s foremost river experts

  • Environmentalist GD Agrawal fasts to save Ganga

    July 23, 2018

    Even as one of India’s most eminent environmentalists has been put into protective custody in a hospital, the authorities have largely ignored his month-long fast to force corrective action on the Ganga