Live water storage in reservoirs at the end of monsoon less than 2020

Punjab recorded the highest deficit of 40%

Study finds high level of pharma contaminants in Cauvery

Water quality and levels of pharmaceutical contaminants in the Cauvery influenced by the …

Globally, India recorded the highest loss in terrestrial water storage

For the past 20 years, India has experienced terrestrial water storage (TWS) loss of at …

Only a sixth of India’s reservoirs full: Central Water Commission

Reservoirs in Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Madhya …

What is killing Uttarakhand’s small wetlands? Degraded Niranjanpur pond carves a live example

These waterbodies are neglected for their size and disappear even before they are documented

Give rivers their rights, activists tell IUCN World Conservation Congress

Only 37% of rivers longer than 1,000 km still flow freely due to dams being built on them

How Assam’s Deepor Beel is perishing from concretisation, waste dumping

The lake is home to exotic birds, wildlife and supports livelihoods of hundreds 

India ends August with less water in its reservoirs than 10-year average

Levels below normal in Himachal, Rajasthan, Odisha, Tripura, Nagaland, Gujarat, MP, …

Tanks in Karnataka: Sharing land, water at a time of scarcity

Tanks have fallen into disrepair for lack of a clear community ownership; but farmers, …

Over 20,000 water bodies freed from encroachment in Bihar for rainwater harvesting

The state lost over 100,000 ponds in three decades, mostly to development projects

Activist protesting Odisha’s plan to divert river forcibly removed from protest site, in hospital

The Odisha government has filed 1,000 cases and arrested 24 people who ransacked a project …

‘Drought-like’ Nagaland stares at water scarcity, low harvest

Seven of Nagaland’s 12 districts had ‘deficient’ rainfall till August 19

Fate of Afghanistan’s karez system uncertain, but south India’s surangam thriving

While there is debate regarding the origins of the surangam, it resembles the karez and …

Deficient rainfall leads to low storage in water reservoirs of north, central India

The total volume in 130 reservoirs monitored is 61 per cent of their overall capacity

Will Afghanistan’s centuries-old ‘Karez’ system of irrigation survive the Taliban

The Taliban are set to overtake Kabul; but an expert believes they will spare the age-old …

Protest against water diversion project near Bhitarkanika turns violent

Villagers marched to Bharigada village near Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park and …

How the Centre’s water management boards can spell doom for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

The Centre has usurped all the powers of the states over irrigation projects and …

Sutlej river pollution: Millions on verge of health risks, NGT raises alarm

NGT has directed Punjab and Rajasthan governments to submit quarterly compliance reports to …

351 polluted river stretches in India: A list across states

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 2018 identified 351 polluted river stretches …

Microplastics concentration in Ganga more than any other major world river, finds new study

Varanasi, followed by Kanpur and Haridwar, has most sites of pollution

Reservoir levels remain below normal in 5 states

Water in reservoirs in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Nagaland and Madhya Pradesh was …