Water resources

Water resources

Water woes worsen in the hills

Residents of the hilly areas on both sides of Chimbuk-Neelgiri road in Bandarban have been facing a severe water crisis amid the ongoing hot spell.

2w ago

Safe drinking water: Policies insufficient without implementation, says US embassy official

Policies alone are insufficient to ensure safe drinking water to people without enforcement, said a US embassy official today

1m ago

In pictures: The Shrinking Jamuna

At least 1 billion tonne sediments are coming from upstream (from India) in the Jamuna River in Gaibandha and Bogura regions

2m ago

Int’l day of action for rivers: Shitalakkhya a deathbed for fish now

Sanjit Babu, from Baghia village in Gazipur’s Kapasia upazila, has been running a tea stall at Narayanpur market on the bank of the Shitalakshya river for the last four years.

2m ago

New classification of rivers on way

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) is set to classify 10,187km of non-classified river aiming to protect them from unplanned structures, including bridges and culverts.

3m ago

308 rivers lost navigability

A total of 308 rivers in Bangladesh have lost their navigability while 931 are flowing as normal, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, the state minister for shipping, told the parliament yesterday.

3m ago

Paris canal gets new life

Once upon a time, launches used to ply Mirpur’s Paris canal. In recent times, however, the condition of this canal deteriorated to such a level that even a person could not move through it on foot due to piled up garbage.

3m ago

HC issues injunction on Millennium City's earth-filling at Totail Beel

The High Court today issued an order of injunction restraining Millennium City, a housing company, from earth-filling in Totail Beel, a waterbody in Dhaka's Keraniganj

3m ago

Kumar river under threat

A portion of the Kumar river is being filled up with sand for construction of a permanent bus stand in Magura’s Sreepur upazila.

4m ago

Wasa Water ATM Booths: No longer a low-cost solution to drinking water

Water prices at Dhaka Wasa’s water ATM booths have doubled recently, much to the dismay of residents.

5m ago

Dhaka stares down the barrel of water

Once widely abundant, the freshwater for Dhaka dwellers continues to deplete at a dramatic rate and may disappear far below the ground.

5m ago

Restore all rivers, canals in and around the capital

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed the authorities concerned to restore all the rivers and canals in and around the capital as soon as possible.

5m ago

Dhaka welcomes Indian parliamentary committee’s call over Teesta issue

Bangladesh has described “encouraging and significant” the recent recommendation made by India's Parliamentary Standing Committee regarding Teesta water sharing agreement

9m ago

Political parties must have river, water issues in manifestos: Farakka Commission

The International Farakka Committee (IFC) today urged the government and all political parties to place greater importance on river and water issues in their manifestos as Bangladesh owes its origin to rivers and is dependent on them for survival.

1y ago

Water Crisis in the Southwest: ‘Paani Apa’ to the rescue

Mitu Sana, a homemaker from Gunari village at Khulna’s Dakop upazila, has to go to the Union Parishad pond -- far from her home -- to fetch drinking water.

2y ago

Water Crisis in the Southwest: ‘Paani Apa’ to the rescue

Mitu Sana, a homemaker from Gunari village at Khulna’s Dakop upazila, has to go to the Union Parishad pond -- far from her home -- to fetch drinking water.

2y ago

Uncovering mysteries of sea

Even though life under the sea remains a mystery for many, from time to time, there are some noteworthy breakthroughs.

2y ago

Bastuhara canal on deathbed

Once a 4km long waterbody flowing through Khulna city, today the Bastuhara canal is headed towards virtual extinction, thanks to years of indiscriminate garbage dumping and illegal occupation.

2y ago
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