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Opinion

  • The Brahmaputra at Guwahati

    What use is dredging the Brahmaputra?

    May 20, 2019

    Sediments will flow into the Brahmaputra about as fast as the river is dredged, negating the whole point of the exercise which will cost billions of rupees for India

  • Opinion: Who will buy Nepal’s hydropower?

    April 09, 2019

    With the falling costs of renewables and aggressive dam building in South Asia, Nepal’s plans to develop hydropower for export look increasingly precarious

  • India is leaving its poor farmers behind

    March 22, 2019

    Unrestricted use of water pumps – of which India has the most in the world – is driving water beyond the reach of the poor, while policy prescriptions ignore the causes of India’s water crisis, Joydeep Gupta argues

  • Dialogue empowers river communities

    March 22, 2019

    On World Water Day, Sajjad Hussein describes how “river meetings” are empowering communities along the Brahmaputra to take control of their water resources

  • Recognising the ‘invisible women’

    March 08, 2019

    International Women’s Day is a chance to recall the achievements of women – in policy and science – especially in the Himalayan region, where many constraints hold them back, argue Chanda Gurung Goodrich and Suman Bisht

  • Hilsa fish at a market in Barisal, Bangladesh [image by Finn Thilsted]

    Opinion: the human cost of Hilsa conservation

    December 17, 2018

    It is time to rethink fisheries management systems in transboundary rivers of South Asia from a rights-based approach – despite country-centric claims of ‘success’ in reclaiming fish production