Water Resource Management

 

Lao Citizen Scientists Manage Wetlands Sustainably

November 6, 2019

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There were no fish in the Nong Tham Hee wetland in the 2017 dry season. There were none in the 2018 dry season. The people of Nyangkham village, who once fished here year around, saw only cracked, parched earth. Over the years, the water had slowly dwindled, as farmers in the village expanded their rice paddies into the wetlands and disrupted their… Read more

 

Asia Foundation to Host Transboundary Water Management Session at International River Symposium

New Delhi, August 29, 2016

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On September 14,  2016, The Asia Foundation will host  a special session on ‘Civil society and transboundary water management experiences from South and South East Asia’ at the International River Symposium hosted by the International River Foundation in New Delhi from September 12-14, 2016. The event will feature the Foundation’s Senior Program Of… Read more

 

From the World Water Forum: A Look at South Asia’s Regional Cooperation on Water

April 15, 2015

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South Asia has witnessed rapid social and economic transformation over the last two decades. Undeterred by a global slowdown, the region’s economic growth rate is expected to remain at a respectable 6 and 6.4 percent for 2015 and 2016….

 

The Asia Foundation at the Seventh World Water Forum

April 8, 2015

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The seventh World Water Forum, the world’s largest water event, kicks off April 12 in Daegu, Korea. The Asia Foundation’s Mandakini Surie joins experts and high-level officials to discuss pressing global water challenges. The Foundation will present a side event on the Mekong-Ganga Dialogue, organized by New Delhi’s Observer Research Foundation and… Read more

 

South Asia’s Water Crisis: A Problem of Scarcity Amid Abundance

March 25, 2015

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The latest United Nations World Water Development Report, released just ahead of World Water Day on March 22, warns that, by 2030, only 60 percent of the world’s demand for water will be met by existing resources at the current rate of use.

 

Report Reveals Barriers to Access to Information on Transboundary Rivers in South Asia

March 18, 2015

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By 2050, South Asia’s population is expected to hit 2.2 billion, and as urban populations grow, estimates predict that all major population centers in the region will experience extreme seasonal or perennial water shortages. While the region supports more than 21 percent of the world’s population…

 

World Water Day 2015: Links We Like

March 18, 2015

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March 22 is World Water Day, and this year’s theme is focused on water and sustainable development. The relationship between water and development is particularly critical in the Asia-Pacific region, one of the most water-stressed regions in the world, and home to 61 percent of the world’s people, with a population expected to reach five billion by 2050.

 

Desecuritizing Transboundary Water in South Asia

September 17, 2014

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Severe floods in the Kashmir region of Northern India and Pakistan over the past few weeks have taken 450 lives so far, and uprooted thousands of residents on both sides of the highly politicized border. Heavy monsoon rains caused the Chenab and Jhelum rivers (tributaries of the Indus River system) to overflow their banks…

 

Water Scarcity a Threat to Mongolia’s Sustainable Development

September 17, 2014

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A new report from the Asian Development Bank sent a warning signal to Mongolia that, despite its wealth of natural resources and pristine image, the country faces a severe water scarcity and quality crisis – one that could leave its growing capital…

 

Photo Blog: Critical Issue – Climate Change & Water Resource Management

September 17, 2014

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Images of the major rivers of Asia – including the mighty Mekong that snakes through Southeast Asia and the Ganges and other revered rivers that bisect the subcontinent – might seem at odds with the sobering fact that Asia is the world’s driest…