Between 2013-16, 14 of India’s 20 largest thermal utilities had shutdowns due to water shortages: WRI India’s thermal power plants, about 90% of which rely on fresh water for cooling, risk facing serious outages because of shortage of water, according to a new report by the World Resources Institute (WRI). Between 2013 and 2016, 14 of India’s 20 largest thermal utility companies experienced one or more shutdowns due to water shortages, the WRI said, and calculated that this cost…Continue Reading
NEW DELHI: The Yamuna and Ganga are not to be considered living entities, said the Supreme Court today, setting aside an earlier verdict that gave the rivers the same legal rights as a person. In March, the Uttarakhand High Court, in an attempt to protect the rivers, considered sacred by millions, had said that the rivers cannot be harmed and should be parties to disputes over them. The High Court ruled in favour of a public interest litigation against the state for inaction in clearing…Continue Reading
India Water Foundation has been granted accreditation as an observer to the Governing Body of #United Nations Environment Assembly.
Dear Jal Mitr, We are pleased to inform you that #IndiaWaterFoundation has been granted accreditation as an #observertotheGoverningBody of #UnitedNationsEnvironmentAssembly. Apart from being a morale booster for us at India Water Foundation, this will also encourage us in carrying out our activities in the realms of water and climate change with added enthusiasm. As an observer we will be part of all public meetings and sessions of the United Nations Environment Assembly and its subsidiary organs.Continue Reading