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Photo feature: Locals join across border to manage a river

The experience of managing the Saralbhanga River, which flows from Bhutan to India, shows the importance of peoples’ participation for effective cooperation in transboundary rivers

There are as many as 56 rivers that flow down from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan into the eastern state of Assam in India to meet the Brahmaputra River. The hills of Bhutan…Read More

Odisha and Chhattisgarh are treating Mahanadi like a commodity

An interview with water activist Ranjan Panda about the inter-state water dispute and how coal-fired power plants are the real trigger of the conflict over the water of the Mahanadi river

India has a long list of inter-state river water conflicts. The recent conflict between the Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments over the waters of the Mahanadi river is the latest addition…Read More

The great Indian river trick

While winning populist praise, putting dying rivers in India on life support by transporting water at enormous cost from other river basins is contentious at best, raising serious questions on transparent allocation of this increasingly scarce resource

Like his forebears before him, 70-year-old Bhimdev Paliwal was telling a tale of faith and tradition to his grandson in a makeshift tent…Read More