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water

  • Pregnant pause on Indus Waters Treaty

    December 14, 2016

    As the World Bank announces a pause in its two concurrent processes of dispute resolution, India sees it as a success, while the Pakistan government has not reacted officially

  • Rescuing the canals of Barisal

    November 30, 2016

    Barisal, one of Bangladesh’s oldest cities, is working to revive its long-neglected waterways for multi-purpose use over the next fifteen years

  • Karachi’s burgeoning water mafia

    November 10, 2016

    As Karachi’s municipal authorities struggle and fail to meet the rising water demand of residents and industrial units, an illegal mafia has stepped into the breach

  • Afghanistan’s coming water crisis

    October 24, 2016

    Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan’s water infrastructure in a mess, and as refugees return to the country the prospect of water-related conflicts rises

  • Sunshine brings water to villages

    October 17, 2016

    Off-grid solar-powered water filtration systems are supplying clean drinking water to remote hamlets in Palghar, Maharashtra, where most residents are indigenous

  • Climate change and the boatman

    October 5, 2016

    Traditional boatmen and boat builders on the Brahmaputra are essential in Assam, but they are facing new challenges as climate change leads to more siltation and sudden surges of water

  • Chinese dam hurts Tibet more than India

    October 2, 2016

    The Lalho project on a Brahmaputra tributary may not reduce water flow to India in the long run, but it takes water away from herders in an area already turning into desert