Tag

water

  • Photo feature: Ganga back to dirty ways

    April 22, 2019

    Within a few weeks of the end of the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, the Ganga is again flowing dirty and lean, as the water released from the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand has been stopped again, and pollution continues unabated

  • Water is big issue before India’s elections

    April 15, 2019

    The manifestos of India’s main national parties, the BJP and the Congress, lay a great deal of emphasis on water management, but there are few new ideas to manage the big crisis

  • Glacial lakes in Himalayas get bigger, more dangerous

    April 02, 2019

    As the threat of glacier lakes, and their catastrophic overflow floods, gets bigger in the Himalayas, Bhutan’s work in dealing with it may make for an important example of best practice in the region

  • Multimedia: Ganga suffers downstream of Farakka

    April 01, 2019

    Between large scale exploitation of water by power plants, and land erosion worsened by the Farakka barrage, the Ganga and the people on its banks, are both facing an existential crisis

  • India is leaving its poor farmers behind

    March 22, 2019

    Unrestricted use of water pumps – of which India has the most in the world – is driving water beyond the reach of the poor, while policy prescriptions ignore the causes of India’s water crisis, Joydeep Gupta argues

  • No water for a clean Ganga

    March 12, 2019

    The numerous dams limiting the flow of the Ganga and its tributaries, as well as the massive extraction of water from the river, makes the aspiration of a free flowing river a distant dream

  • A woman farmer shows the way

    March 08, 2019

    As the only woman working as a trainer of farmers in Vehari district in Pakistan’s Punjab province, Almas Perween is breaking many barriers in a traditionally male dominated agricultural society

  • Requiem for a people’s river

    March 05, 2019

    The documentary film, Ho Gayi Hai Pir Parvat Si, puts the voices of the people of Himachal Pradesh, where the Sutlej River is being dammed by hydropower projects, front and centre