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Bhutan, the climate darling of the world, may be losing some of its shine

At the Paris climate summit last year, the tiny, landlocked country of Bhutan became an unlikely star as its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (now referred to only as Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs) outshone those of every other country. 935 more words


Rivers don’t recognise borders

The reported Chinese decision to block the Xiabuquo river, a tributary of the Yarlung Zangbo, the Tibetan name for the Brahmaputra, to complete the Lalho hydro-power project at an estimated cost of $740 million has raised an alarm in India, particularly in the North-east, as this will be the first such action on the flow of water from the Brahmaputra into the lower riparian countries. 1,237 more words


Man-made reasons for Uttarakhand disaster

Authors: Soma Basu, Jyotsna Singh

The under-construction hydropower project at Shrinagar along the Alaknanda (Photo by Abhishek)

Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, two hill states in the Himalayan range, are so far the worst hit by the extreme rains that struck northern India in the wake of monsoons that set in early this year. 683 more words


Pakistani Government Allocates PKR42 billion for 5,400-MW Dasu Hydropower Project

hydroworld.com, July 01,’16

The government of Pakistan has allocated PKR42 billion earlier this week for construction of the 5,400-MW Dasu hydropower project. The money was allocated under the Public Sector Development Programme for the year 2016-2017. 92 more words

International News

Open Letter to J&KSPCB: Cancel Public Hearings for Sawalkote HEP for violations

Above: Title page of Sawalkote EIA Executive Summary

January 14, 2016


J&K State Pollution Control Board,

Parivesh Bhawan, Forest Complex, Gladni, Narwal, transport Nagar, 1,560 more words

Public Hearing

Hydropower projects commissioned in 2015 in India: What do they tell us?

ABOVE: Rangit River in Sikkim Downstream of Jorethang Loop Hydropower Project (Photo: Mona Chettri)

Indian government continues to have very ambitious hydropower targets, even though all the evidence suggests why we should be reviewing the way we are taking decisions about hydropower projects. 1,920 more words