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  • Thirsty Thimphu in water rich Bhutan

    November 21, 2019

    Authorities are struggling to meet the water needs of the fast growing capital, especially in the winter when there is little rain or snow and pipes freeze over

  • Waterways can boost India-Bangladesh ties

    September 30, 2019

    With 54 transboundary rivers shared between them, India and Bangladesh can boost their ties, as well as improve the living conditions of people living alongside them if they cooperate

  • Dealing with land degradation through organic farming

    September 17, 2019

    The move towards organic farming in Bhutan, Nepal, and the Indian state of Sikkim provides a clear way forward in dealing with land degradation and pursuing sustainable development in the Himalayas

  • India eyes regional ambitions through energy trade

    June 10, 2019

    Energy trade through India’s northeast to its neighbouring countries – Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar – could be an important route to connectivity in the region, and a boost for renewable energy

  • Black necked cranes face plastic threat in Bhutan

    May 29, 2019

    Bhutan reinforced its 20-year old ban on plastics in April this year. First introduced on the 25th year of the reign of the fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the ban has been only partially successful. Part of the reason is that it was never comprehensive, and did not apply to goods packaged in […]

  • 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

  • Glacial lakes in Himalayas get bigger, more dangerous

    April 02, 2019

    As the threat of glacier lakes, and their catastrophic overflow floods, gets bigger in the Himalayas, Bhutan’s work in dealing with it may make for an important example of best practice in the region