• Talking about the Yarlung Zangbo

    नोभेम्बर 17, 2011

    Half-truths, fear and suspicion fuel the debate over south Asia’s shared waters. But journalists can help open up the conversation, writes Beth Walker, cheered by a media workshop in Kathmandu.

  • Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies

    सेप्टेम्बर 23, 2011

    The Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies has launched a major research project on water scarcity in Bangladesh and South Asia. The project will promote information-sharing on water between Bangladesh, India and Nepal and is supported by the Norwegian government.

  • Aman ki Asha

    सेप्टेम्बर 23, 2011

    Aman ki Asha is a campaign for peace between India and Pakistan, jointly initiated by the Jang Group of Pakistan and The Times of India Group. They have focused on water issues in the past.

  • Changing glaciers and hydrology in Asia

    सेप्टेम्बर 23, 2011

    This US Agency for International Development assessment published in 2010 concludes “long-term, comprehensive data for the remote glacierized areas of the Himalayas do not exist”.

  • Indus Basin Initiative

    सेप्टेम्बर 23, 2011

    This is an ICIMOD initiative which aims to support detailed monitoring of snow, ice and water resources; build capacity; and develop water availability scenarios. Initially focused on Pakistan and Afghanistan, China and India are to be brought into the project later.

  • South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation

    सेप्टेम्बर 23, 2011

      South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation has set up centres on meteorological research, forestry, coastal zone management and disaster management, and in 2010 decided to launch additional climate-related commission initiatives. But the organisation remains relatively weak, with little autonomous capacity to act.