Monthly Archives: August 20, 2012

  • A new course for the Brahmaputra

    August 16, 2012

    Policymakers must put the needs of people and ecosystems before national strategic goals. Tashi Tsering proposes a radical approach to development along the Brahmaputra River.

  • Harnessing South Asia’s rivers

    August 15, 2012

    Government negotiations have failed to reduce water conflict in South Asia. But a new regulatory body that encompasses the entire Himalayan watershed offers a way forward, argue Ben Crow and Nirvikar Singh.

  • Letting in the light

    August 08, 2012

    While many were disappointed by Rio+20, European Environment Agency chief Jacqueline McGlade hails a breakthrough in data sharing. Here she speaks to Isabel Hilton about the lessons for South Asia.

  • China’s last rural idyll

    August 03, 2012

    Tourism, dam building and mining are consuming the mountains of southwest China. But in the Himalayan foothills, Beth Walker finds a village preserved by time and a few architects.