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Voices from the Field: Kosi Basin

October 11, 2019


Following from The Asia Foundation’s political economy analysis on the Kosi Basin, we conducted dialogues in communities along the river, both in India and in Nepal to gain an understanding of local knowledge and perceptions of current basin management, against the backdrop of annual flooding. This video showcases the lives of women in the Kosi bas… Read more

The picture shows a stagnant pool of polluted water near buildings in Pakistan 

Pakistan’s Water: A Political-Economy Perspective

June 20, 2018

Blog Post

Pakistan receives average rainfall of not more than 250mm per year, making it one of the most arid and most water-stressed countries on the planet. A 2016 WaterAid report estimates Pakistan’s annual water availability at 1,017 cubic meters per person, compared to 5,000 cubic meters per person in 1950. If current trends continue, the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources warns, Pakistan will find itself at absolute water scarcity by 2025.