Isabel Hilton

Articles by Isabel Hilton

  • Clinton urges Mekong nations to suspend dam

    The pressure on Laos over its plans to dam the lower Mekong mainstream intensified last week with the US secretary of state Hillary Clinton urging a delay and further study of Laos’ proposed US$3.5 billion Xayaburi Dam.

    Posted 17 Jul 2012 in Blogs
  • “We should look behind the curtain”

    State-owned companies are pushing for a “Great Leap Forward” in dam building. But Chinese NGOs can hold them to account, environmentalist Yu Xiaogang tells Isabel Hilton.

    Posted 30 Jan 2012 in लेखहरु
  • Militarising climate change

    Armed forces must join the fight against climate change, believes Major General Muniruzzaman. Here, the Bangladeshi strategist tells Isabel Hilton why Major General Muniruzzaman is the president of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies in Dhaka. He has served as a senior officer of the Bangladesh Army and as an international peacekeeper with the United Nations and […]

    Posted 04 Jul 2011 in Uncategorized
  • New monitoring in the Himalayas could save lives

    When disaster strikes, as it did this summer in Pakistan, knowing where to focus rescue and relief efforts is critical to saving lives. But when such disasters occur, information systems can be among the first casualties.

    Posted 05 Oct 2010 in Blogs
  • In defence of dams

    Building river barrages remains environmentally controversial, but Australian expert Graeme Kelleher tells Isabel Hilton what matters is how you do it.

    Posted 27 May 2010 in लेखहरु
  • A mistrustful neighbourhood

    BG Verghese is an Indian water expert, political commentator and professor at New Delhi’s Centre for Policy Research. Here, he talks to Isabel Hilton about the trans-boundary rivers of the Third Pole.

    Posted 26 May 2010 in लेखहरु
  • Glaciers in central Himalayas

    Water tensions in central Asia

    A regional crisis created mainly by disastrous Soviet policies will only be exacerbated by the challenges of climate change, a Kyrgyz water expert tells Isabel Hilton.

    Posted 29 Sep 2009 in लेखहरु