Monthly Archives: March 28, 2011

  • Small ray of light for Indian tigers

    March 28, 2011

    There were 1,706 tigers in the wild in India in 2010, up from 1,411 in 2006, the country’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh announced in New Delhi on Monday.

  • Water wager

    March 23, 2011

    India and Pakistan are locking horns over dam projects in a race to secure priority water rights on the Indus River. Athar Parvaiz reports from Kashmir.

  • At fault on the Nu River

    March 22, 2011

    As China gears up for a hydropower push in its earthquake-prone south-west, it should pause to consider events in Japan, two geologists tell Liu Jianqiang on World Water Day.

  • Lessons from the flood (1)

    March 11, 2011

    Human error played a key role in last year’s devastating floods in Pakistan, write Daanish Mustafa and David Wrathall. In the first instalment of a three-part article, they call for a new approach to the Indus basin.

  • Lessons from the flood (2)

    March 11, 2011

    Pakistan’s engineering system has left the poorest most vulnerable to inundation. Continuing their exploration of the Indus basin, Daanish Mustafa and David Wrathall look at past failures of flood control.

  • Lessons from the flood (3)

    March 11, 2011

    In the wake of its destructive floods, Pakistan has an opportunity to address the social and physical problems that caused the disaster in the first place, argue Daanish Mustafa and David Wrathall, concluding their three-part article.

  • Duryog Nivaran

    March 10, 2011

    Duryog Nivaran – established in 1995 – is a regional network that works to promote community disaster management