Saturday , October 19 2019

Water

তিস্তা অধরাই, তবু কেন ভারতকে ফেনী নদীর পানি দিল বাংলাদেশ?

বাংলাদেশের প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনার চলমান ভারত সফরে তিস্তা নদীর জল ভাগাভাগির ক্ষেত্রে সুনির্দিষ্ট কোনও অগ্রগতি না-হলেও আর একটি অভিন্ন নদী ফেনী থেকে ভারতকে জল দিতে রাজি হয়েছে বাংলাদেশ। Read More »

Sardar Sarovar dam water drowns Madhya Pradesh villages

by Meena Menon on 10 September 2019 • As the water level rises to near full capacity in Gujarat’s Sardar Sarovar dam, villages in Madhya Pradesh are facing the impacts as their homes are flooded, further intensified by heavy rains. • The Narmada Bachao Andolan recently ended a 9-day hunger strike protesting the submergence of the villages without proper rehabilitation. Read More »

Scientific hub planned to protect ocean carbon ecosystems

Dhaka, Sept 6 (UNB) – Australian Foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne has announced the establishment of a new Perth-based scientific hub that will allow experts from across the Indian Ocean rim to protect the health of ocean carbon ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal marshes and sea grasses. Senator Payne made the announcement at the 3rd Indian Ocean Rim Association Ministerial ... Read More »

Eastern Caribbean takes up strategy for blue-green economy

By Jewel Fraser Saint Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, Sep 3 2019 (IPS) – Micro, small and medium enterprises as well as niche markets and experiences such as bee tourism may well hold the key for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States as countries of that sub-region, known as the OECS, ramp up efforts to build economies that are resilient to ... Read More »

Different kinds of dam floods affecting India this monsoon

September 2, 2019 SANDRP Different kinds of Dam Floods is affecting India this monsoon. Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) Dam, thanks to decision of the Govt of India and its Ministry of Water Resources, Narmada Control Authority including its Chairperson UP Singh (Secretary, Union Ministry of Water Resources), Gujarat Govt is flooding hundreds of villages in Madhya Pradesh, displacing Thousands of ... Read More »

BD Paper Mill shut to save lone carp spawning Halda River

Dhaka, Aug 18 (UNB) -The Department of Environment (DoE) here on Sunday ordered the closure of Asian Paper Mills for polluting the Halda River, the country’s largest fish spawning ground. DoE director (Chattogram) Azadur Rahman Mollick said a team from the divisional office of the department visited the mill on August 14 and issued the order to shut it saying ... Read More »

The soul of water: Spiritualism can redeem our dying rivers

Sudhirendar Sharma The Ganga’s sacredness doesn’t guarantee its purity, as devotees draw a distinction between material cleanliness and ritual purity. Paradox! Exploiting the very source of life for economic and political gains has reduced our individual and collective relationship with water. With the intrinsic value of water being ignored in its sheer assessment as a resource worthy of appropriation, an ... Read More »

Dhaka, Delhi for joint study on Ganges Barrage project

7 common rivers’ water-sharing issues discussed Dhaka, Aug 8 – Bangladesh and India on Thursday agreed to conduct a joint study on Ganges Barrage project and formed a technical committee to finalise the terms of reference (ToR) and constitute a larger panel to do the study to assess its impact on the environment and livelihood. Read More »

Drinking water for all the people of the country by 2030

Mymensingh, July 29 – Drinking water will be provided to the garment industry by 2030 as well as all people of the country. The Deputy Minister of Water Resources Ministry AKM Enamul Haque Shamim said this at a workshop titled ‘Gender Discrimination, Water and Empowerment among Textile Industry Employees of the country’ organized at Professor Muzaffar Ahmed Auditorium of Dhaka ... Read More »