Water: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

World’s Highest Lake Discovered in the Nepal

Published: August 12, 2019

A lake which has been recently discovered in Nepal is officially set to be the world’s highest lake, once the record keepers are able to verify its elevation. If confirmed, the new lake will be the world’s highest lake replacing Lake Tilicho, the previous holder of this title. Lake Tilicho is located at an altitude ..


Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir project

Published: August 8, 2019

The Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir project which was originally conceived to ensure drinking water supply to the city of Bengaluru aims to store 67 tmc water and will generate over 400 MW of electricity. What the Mekedatu project? The Mekedatu project will be a gravity dam which will store 67.16 tmc water at Mekedatu. Of this, ..


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 ..


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 ..


WASH for Healthcare

Published: July 16, 2019

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) amenities, including waste management and environmental cleaning services, are critical to their safe functioning of the health care institutions. Lack of WASH and Associated Complications Lack of WASH services will result in a compromise of infection prevention and control. As a result, patients are at risk of avoidable infections. Lack ..