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

  • 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

  • Early warnings for crop failures

    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

  • 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

  • Beware the China model: Asia doesn’t have enough water

    October 02, 2018

    Asia does not have enough water to fuel its economy or provide food and power unless countries radically rethink their current export–led growth model, argues a new report from the Hong Kong based NGO China Water Risk. At the heart of this water crisis are Asia’s ten major rivers that originate in the Hindu Kush […]

  • The silt farmers of the Gandak

    October 01, 2018

    Landless labourers in Bihar benefit from the silt that comes down from the Himalayas by growing vegetables, but it is an extremely tough life, with very little profit for the farmer

  • 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

  • Climate change in Ladakh hits agriculture

    September 25, 2018

    As glaciers start to melt faster, and there is less snowfall and rain due to global warming, the changes have started to impact farming patterns in the cold desert of Ladakh in India