Water Crisis: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Up to 4.4 billion people will live with limited access to water
Published: March 24, 2020
On the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that between 3.5 and 4.4 billion people in the world will live with limited access to water. He also announced that out of the people with limited access, more than 1 billion of them would be in major ..
Water Crisis: Data from World Resources Institute
Published: August 7, 2019
The new data from the World Resources Institute makes the following observations: About one-quarter of the world’s population is facing extremely high levels of baseline water stress (i.e. irrigated agriculture, industries, and municipalities withdraw more than 80% of their available supply on average every year). Water withdrawals have more than doubled globally since the 1960s due ..
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Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019
Published: July 25, 2019
The Central Government is planning to introduce a new bill, Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to accelerate the pace of the settlement of inter-state water disputes. What is the bill? The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 aims to amend the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956. The passage of this bill ..
Water Utilisation and Thermal Power Plants
Published: July 24, 2019
A large part of India is facing an acute water crisis. The delay in monsoons and less than expected rainfall has further worsened the situation. India’s water use policies must underline the fact that India has only 4% of the world’s renewable water resources for catering to about 18% of the world’s population. Water Utilisation ..
Tamil Nadu Water Resources Conservation and Augmentation Mission
Published: July 23, 2019
The state of Tamil Nadu which is battling the water crisis especially in the capital Chennai has taken a step towards addressing the challenge comprehensively by instituting Tamil Nadu Water Resources Conservation and Augmentation Mission. About the Mission It would be a people-led movement to conserve and manage water and to ensure that water crises ..