• Can agriculture be profitable and sustainable?

    October 16, 2018

    While commercialisation of agriculture has led to an increase in profits in South Asia – a region marred by poverty and child malnutrition – short-term benefits may hide long-term risks, argues Lipy Adhikari

  • Ganga loses its steadfast champion in GD Agarwal

    October 11, 2018

    GD Agarwal, a doyen of India’s environmentalists, breathed his last at a Rishikesh hospital after a 111-day fast demanding action to revive uninterrupted flow in the critically polluted Ganga

  • Climate and conflict in South and Southeast Asia

    September 26, 2018

    A new paper by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute highlights the ways that climate change may impact conflicts in the regions of South and Southeast Asia

  • Book: Water conflicts in India and China

    September 13, 2018

    Scott Moore talks to thethirdpole.net about his new book on local water conflicts along shared rivers and how these shape international disputes

  • Sediment and solutions

    August 17, 2018

    The heavy sediment load in the Himalayan rivers remains a serious challenge to the viability of embankments, and a number of options have been put forward – Nepal and India continue to pursue embankment construction

  • Embankments enter Nepal

    August 16, 2018

    While most Nepalese blame the 2008 breach on India, Nepal itself has constructed hundreds of kilometres of embankments, which remain popular, despite fundamental flaws