Saving rivers proves critical

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Nilratan Halder   | Published: February 11, 2021 22:08:36 Apparently there is hardly any connection or similarity between the glacial burst that triggered a disastrous flash flood in Uttarkhand, India and the tar-like colour of water flowing down the Buriganga River. But a probing eye may discover some common factors that are responsible for the […]

India disaster highlights pressure on Asia’s great rivers

People walk past a destroyed dam after a Himalayan glacier broke and crashed into the dam at Raini Chak Lata village in Chamoli district, northern state of Uttarakhand India on February 7, 2021 Reuters A major study in 2019 suggested Himalayan glaciers had melted twice as fast since the turn of the century as in […]

Webinar: Let the rivers flow freely

The solution to Teesta River issue could be to conserve the high flow during monsoon and use it in lean periods, says Dr Ainun Nishat Rivers should be allowed to flow freely as the lives of many people as well as ecological balance depend on a river, speakers said at a webinar. They made the […]