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Water Resource Management


Unpacking the Water Sector in the Pacific Islands

September 28, 2022

Blog and Podcast

A region defined by water consistently ranks among the world’s worst for access to drinking water and basic sanitation. Why?


Lao Citizen Scientists Manage Wetlands Sustainably

November 6, 2019

Blog and Podcast

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


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

March 25, 2015

Blog and Podcast

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.


Water Scarcity a Threat to Mongolia’s Sustainable Development

September 17, 2014

Blog and Podcast

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…