August 15, 2012
1. Jolted into action by oil spills, Bangladesh activates five-year old regional cooperation agreement
Bangladesh signed a regional cooperation agreement in 2010 but recent disasters have only now gotten it moving to formulate a contingency plan and receive regional cooperation
An innovative programme in Bangladesh seeks to turn fishermen, often those whose actions most endanger dolphins, into their saviours.
From the high Himalayas to the plains, one of the largest tributaries of the Ganga has the power both to unleash disaster and to transform the country’s economy
Girl claims plans to develop dirty coal deposits will exacerbate climate change and deprive future generations of the right to healthy life
Putting dying rivers in India on life support by diverting water at enormous cost from other river basins wins popular support, but raises serious questions about who has the right to use this increasingly scarce resource
South Asian women are underrepresented at climate change talks, despite greater women’s representation from other countries, revealing structural problems
Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan’s water infrastructure in a mess, and as refugees return to the country the prospect of water-related conflicts rises
China has suspended dams upstream of the Salween but the Myanmar government is pushing ahead with Chinese backed dams downstream, despite environmental costs
The managing director of Bhutan’s Druk Green Power Corporation, Chhewang Rinzin, talks about challenges and future of hydropower
As tensions continued to mount between India and Pakistan throughout 2016, the World Bank, a signatory to the Indus Waters Treaty, was drawn into the dispute between the two countries.