• Opinion: the Basha dam and Pakistan’s water crisis

    October 18, 2018

    As Pakistan approaches absolute water scarcity, the call for more dams is rising, but without changing how the country manages its reservoirs, these may do little good, argues Taimoor Akhtar

  • Drought in Afghanistan hits food supply

    October 17, 2018

    Satellite imagery makes it clear that snow and rainfall have been exceedingly sparse in parts of the world, including Afghanistan, and this is leading to drought and displacement

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nepal’s thirsty mountain villages

    September 05, 2018

    As springs across Nepal falter and fail, the 13 million people that live in Nepal’s hilly areas face the brunt of a water crisis that is only now being understood

  • 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