Monthly Archives: May 28, 2010

  • Boiling point

    May 28, 2010

    Friction over shared – and shrinking – water resources is escalating in south Asia, where India and Pakistan are at loggerheads over river rights. Joydeep Gupta reports.

  • In defence of dams

    May 27, 2010

    Building river barrages remains environmentally controversial, but Australian expert Graeme Kelleher tells Isabel Hilton what matters is how you do it.

  • A mistrustful neighbourhood

    May 26, 2010

    BG Verghese is an Indian water expert, political commentator and professor at New Delhi’s Centre for Policy Research. Here, he talks to Isabel Hilton about the trans-boundary rivers of the Third Pole.

  • Smartening up global infrastructure

    May 25, 2010

    On Monday, John Briscoe praised China for its development role in poor countries. Here, Peter Bosshard argues that a more sophisticated approach to energy development is possible – at home and abroad.

  • Bankrolling change

    May 24, 2010

    China’s investment in developing-world infrastructure is a good thing, since it liberates many poor countries from unreasonable requirements set by western financing agencies, argues John Briscoe, kicking off a week-long series on dam construction.

  • A new approach to the Third Pole

    May 20, 2010

    The UK government’s chief scientific advisor, John Beddington, praised chinadialogue and partners’ new report on the vulnerabilities of the Third Pole region as an “excellent example of a bridge between policy and science” at an event to mark the study’s release at the House of Lords last night.

  • Chinadialogue publishes third pole report

    May 19, 2010

    Today chinadialogue launches The Waters of the Third Pole: Sources of threat, sources of survival in partnership with our research partners: University College London, King’s College London and the Australian National University.

  • Mountains of rubbish

    May 10, 2010

    The Qinghai-Tibet railway has brought an influx of non-biodegradable waste to the Himalayan plateau, posing serious environmental challenges. He Haining and Guo Haiyan report.

  • Ramesh speaks in Beijing

    May 10, 2010

    Jairam Ramesh, India’s minister for environment and forests, spoke to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Beijing on Sunday. Many of his remarks focused on Copenhagen climate-change summit in December.