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

  • 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

  • A dammed history of the Koshi

    August 15, 2018

    Ten years after the catastrophic Koshi embankment breach, Peter Gill and Bhola Paswan look at the history of embankments in Nepal and northern India

  • The changemakers of Soan

    August 13, 2018

    In Pakistan’s Soan river basin, deeply impacted by climate change, farmers, local leaders, and innovators are embracing technologies to deal with irregular rains and rising temperatures

  • Preparing for the deluge in Bihar

    August 09, 2018

    Despite excellent information from across the border from Nepal, and much preparation Bihar remains flood prone, with problems of communication with officers in the field and an embankment approach to flood management

  • Tourist magnet Ladakh facing water scarcity

    August 01, 2018

    Water was once abundant in Ladakh, mainly due to its sparse population. But rapidly increasing tourist footfalls amid challenges posed by climate change is changing that equation

  • Opinion: Focus on small hydropower in Jammu & Kashmir

    July 30, 2018

    The hydropower potential in the state of Jammu & Kashmir has been barely tapped, leaving a large energy deficit, but small hydropower plants may be the way forward, argue Simi Thambi and Shakil A Romshoo