Delhi needs to develop 44 small dams and 480 new waterbodies: Study

Delhi needs to develop 44 small dams in forest areas and 480 new waterbodies to recharge the depleting groundwater table, besides making it mandatory for residential and commercial complexes measuring 500 square metres or more to have rainwater harvesting facilities, a study commissioned by the AAP government has said. The study has also recommended that … Read more

Dams cause immense loss of freshwater: Study

Dams and irrigation considerably raise the global human consumption of freshwater by increasing evapotranspiration – an effect that increases the loss of freshwater to the atmosphere, thereby reducing the water available for humans, societies and ecosystems on land. “Small things that we do on the surface of the earth can have large global effects. Previously, … Read more