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Water Distribution

Colonializing Agriculture, a review

Author(s): Suhit Sen
Issue Date: Apr 15, 2007

Mullaperiyar imbroglio Rivers plight politicians delight

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2007
inter-state water conflicts have become the stock-in-trade of Indian politics. They are easy matter for politicians and technocrats to milk. The disputes most often end up in the Supreme Court with an uneasy imbroglio making matters easy for politicking.

Tamil Nadu and Kerala slug it out over Mullaperiyar dam

Author(s): S V SURESH BABU
Issue Date: Jan 31, 2007
THE longstanding controversy over the Mullaperiyar dam on the river Periyar assumed bitter proportions in December 2006 with the Kerala government accusing its Tamil Nadu counterpart of pulling out of talks initiated by the Union minister of water resources, Saifudin Soz. The talks had begun on September 25 after directives from the Supreme Court. But it reached a dead-end with both sides refusing to budge from their well-held positions.

Water distribution of Rajsamand Lake in Rajasthan cause of rift

Issue Date: Dec 15, 2006
there are conflicting claims over the distribution of water of the Rajsamand Lake by residents of Rajnagar township in Rajasthan and the farmers there. The conflict began after the Water Distribution Committee of the lake decided to distribute water in a manner that did not go down well with the residents.

Construction on China's North-to-South water diversion project begins

Issue Date: Dec 15, 2006
Construction on the Henan Province section of China's South-to-North Water Diversion Project has kicked off recently. The us $59 ambitious project aims to bring relief to the country's parched northern and north-western states. It plans to divert 44.8 billion cubic metres of water from the river Yangtze (the largest waterway of China) and its tributaries.

Australia manages its water crisis well

Author(s): Bharat Lal Seth
Issue Date: Dec 15, 2006
Energy Australia (ea), electricity and gas supplier to over 1.4 million families in Australia, brought out in late October that people spend more time in showers, which adds to their annual power bill by almost Australian $100. Their research found that 4.21 minutes is the average time for each shower. But it increased significantly when the shower included activities such as singing or even listening to music (see graph: Slippery when wet).

Rajasthan farmers revive agitation over irrigation water

Author(s): Kirtiman Awasthi
Issue Date: Nov 15, 2006
while some areas in Rajasthan are still fighting to drain floodwater, in other districts, farmers have revived their agitation for more water for irrigation. On October 11, hundreds of farmers demanding water from the Indira Gandhi Canal (igc), protested in Sriganganagar, Hanumangarh and Bikaner -- districts which fall under phase 1 of igc.

The flow's not smooth

Author(s): S V SURESH BABU
Issue Date: Aug 15, 2006
The second edition of the World Water Development Report, Water, A Shared Responsibility was released in Mexico on March 22, 2006, the World Water Day. Published by the unesco on behalf of the World Water Assessment Programme -- a body that coordinates activities of un agencies that deal with freshwater resources -- the report is a assessment of global freshwater resources.

Thames water misses official leakage control targets

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2006
Thames Water, the uk's biggest water company, has once again missed its official leakage control targets, despite growing pressure on water resources in Southern England and continuing drought in the region.

Mumbai's water supply earns rural ire

Author(s): Nidhi Jamwal
Issue Date: Jun 15, 2006
people from about 104 villages of Thane district near Mumbai have threatened to break valves of the pipeline supplying water to the metropolis and bring the city's water supply to a halt. The reason: all their water sources have been completely diverted to Mumbai and they are facing acute drinking water and irrigation crisis.
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