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Stories on water scarcity, use, efficiency in agriculture, industry and cities across the region

  • Fishing villages dry up on the Indus

    October 14, 2019

    Dam construction and other upstream activities have left the fishing communities in Pakistan along the Indus with little to fish, and livelihoods that have dried up with the river

  • Can small rivers tie India and Bangladesh closer?

    October 01, 2019

    With discussion on a treaty on the Teesta river unlikely to bear fruit during the visit of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India, negotiators hope for treaties on smaller rivers

  • 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

  • To save Pakistan, look under its rivers

    September 27, 2019

    More than 400 million acre feet of existing fresh water storage exists in Pakistan’s riverine aquifers, and may be the key to managing the country’s water security

  • Trapped between melting glaciers and a rising sea: UN

    September 25, 2019

    Lives of more than 1.4 billion people living in mountains, coasts and islands are in jeopardy due to an accelerated rise in sea levels and faster melting of the planet’s ice cover, says the latest IPCC report

  • One law to rule India’s rivers

    September 20, 2019

    As the Indian government pushes a law that would further centralise water management under its power, state governments and water activists protest

  • A barrage to save, or doom, the Indus delta

    September 18, 2019

    Pakistani authorities say construction of a barrage will address key water issues, but there have been no local consultations, and experts fear that it will only add to the problems in the Indus delta