• 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

  • Tourist magnet Ladakh facing water scarcity

    August 01, 2018

    Water was once abundant in Ladakh, mainly due to its sparse population. But rapidly increasing tourist footfalls amid challenges posed by climate change is changing that equation

  • 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

  • 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

  • Waiting to drown in Bihar

    July 19, 2018

    Villagers in Bihar have been forced to relocate ten times as the Gandak shifts its course, and are now left with no safe place left to go