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Suresh Chandra, Former Chairman CWC passes away.

Shri Suresh Chandra, who headed Central Water Commission, from 31st January to 31st October, 2002, passed away on 25th April 2021. S. Masood Husain, Ex Chairman, CWC, said, “Deeply saddened to know about the...

K. P. Singh, Former CE from CWC, passes away.

Known to have an ever smiling countenance, Shri K.P.Singh, Former Chief Engineer, Central Water Commission, passed away on 21st of April due to Covid. He leaves behind his son, daughter-in-law and grandson. Shri K...

Barren Roads

Covid19 – Lessons Learnt From a Life Forgotten/ Neelam Jain

While we wait with bated breath for this Covid19 to pass, we can only forget the lessons it continues to teach us both at physical level and also at a deeper existential, philosophical level, at our own peril.  In the latter half of this century when it is well behind us, and human race has the wisdom of hindsight, Covid19 may seem to be the one game-changer humankind desperately needed for course correction.

Embankment with core

Retiring Embankments for Flood Control |Manohar Khushalani

Retired Embankments are constructed at a distance from the river edge behind the existing embankment as a second line of defense. When Retired Embankments are constructed along both sides on high ground, sufficiently away from the river bank, more or less straight and little away from river channel to minimize the risk, they are sometimes called Flood Embankments. This is a very effective system and a neat solution to Flood Control where conventional methods of providing closer embankments are not effective.

Water Issues Between Riparian States : India and Nepal

India can look forward to join hands with Nepal in harnessing the hydropower potential and after fulfilling all Nepal’s internal needs avail surplus hydropower from Nepal to meet its own power demand besides augmentation of river flows in non-monsoon period and considerable flood control benefits in monsoon season.

Water Issues Between Riparian States : India and China

China is the only neighbour, with whom India has geographically shared water resources, but there is no water sharing treaty so far. There seemed to be a great degree of timidity in this matter in the past, but it is changing now. The present government is now asserting itself as it holds national interest above everything else.

Series’ Next “Surprise” -The Unexplored Mega Shear in Punatsangchhu-II Dam

Occurrence of too many geological surprises, which were blamed for the big mishaps in the two mega Projects Punatsangchhu – I & II ,intrigues one to investigate if ‘ harping on the geological surprises’ was only a scapegoat for the lack of proper geological investigations done by the Consultants and inappropriate design of rock support measures done by the Designers, who were same for both the Projects.

Nirmala Sitharaman

LokSabhaTV- Nirmala Sitharaman- Budget Provisions for Jal Shakti

Prof. Manohar Khushalani appeared live as a Panelist on Lok Sabha TV at 1 PM and 4 PM on the 24th of January 2020 to discuss provisions for Water in Ms. Nirmala Sitaraman’s Budget Session in Lok Sabha due on 1st February. The Program was anchored by Parakram Singh Shekhawat. The co-panelists were Arun Tiwari and Himanshu Thakkar. They all went into their expectations from the budget with respect to Budget Provisions for Jal Shakti – Water.