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

  • Photo feature: Ganga back to dirty ways

    April 22, 2019

    Within a few weeks of the end of the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, the Ganga is again flowing dirty and lean, as the water released from the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand has been stopped again, and pollution continues unabated

  • Water is big issue before India’s elections

    April 15, 2019

    The manifestos of India’s main national parties, the BJP and the Congress, lay a great deal of emphasis on water management, but there are few new ideas to manage the big crisis

  • Glacial lakes in Himalayas get bigger, more dangerous

    April 02, 2019

    As the threat of glacier lakes, and their catastrophic overflow floods, gets bigger in the Himalayas, Bhutan’s work in dealing with it may make for an important example of best practice in the region

  • Multimedia: Ganga suffers downstream of Farakka

    April 01, 2019

    Between large scale exploitation of water by power plants, and land erosion worsened by the Farakka barrage, the Ganga and the people on its banks, are both facing an existential crisis

  • India is leaving its poor farmers behind

    March 22, 2019

    Unrestricted use of water pumps – of which India has the most in the world – is driving water beyond the reach of the poor, while policy prescriptions ignore the causes of India’s water crisis, Joydeep Gupta argues

  • Dialogue empowers river communities

    March 22, 2019

    On World Water Day, Sajjad Hussein describes how “river meetings” are empowering communities along the Brahmaputra to take control of their water resources