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Mar 17, 2019
No water for a clean Ganga: River's reduced flow and declining health have caused much anguishThe numerous dams limiting the flow of the Ganga and its tributaries, as well as the massive extraction of water from the river, makes the aspiration of a free flowing river a distant dream.
Mar 15, 2019
Clean Kumbh, dirty Ganga: River's transformation during Mela was 'event management', not sustainable solutionAt the Kumbh Mela this year, the Ganga ran clean, but it was the result of temporary solution — not enough to keep the river basin pollution free, and one that only concealed the problem
Mar 08, 2019
Hindu Kush Himalayas witness growth in hydropower projects, despite climate change risksWith growing warnings of the cascading impacts of climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the region’s hydropower sector ought to take note
Feb 28, 2019
Climate change poses risk to Hindu Kush Himalayas, but regional co-operation can offer hopeThe communities of the Hindu Kush Himalayas region are critically stressed, but their hope lies in each other, and a high degree of foresighted diplomacy
Feb 19, 2019
Water dangers loom for South Asia: Report suggests countries have to start cooperating, or pay a huge priceWith glacier retreat, permafrost melt, and extreme rainfall events, ICIMOD’s HIMAP report suggests that the countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas have to start cooperating far more closely, or pay a huge price
Feb 12, 2019
In the Himalayas, women are left behind in climate change conversations, policiesWhen you look at climate change or disasters, the most affected are the poorest women in the Himalayas, because they don’t have access to resources, information, or the skills to adapt.
Jan 21, 2019
Silt aids farming in Bangladesh, but authorities must consider risk of floods, compromised navigationFarming in the delta in Bangladesh depends on silt, which is being blocked by dams in other countries upstream
Jan 16, 2019
Floods on Karnali force local population to migrate, as embankments fail to provide reliefFlood embankments built along the Karnali in India have exacerbated disastrous floods and made people more vulnerable
Jan 14, 2019
Himalayas witness unabated construction as authorities ignore looming climate change issuesWhile infrastructure projects such as dams and roads gather pace in the Himalayas, there is no cooperation between India, China and Nepal to tackle the growing problems associated with climate change
Jan 12, 2019
Amid politicking, Nepal's largest dam project has left locals in limbo for decadesNepal’s largest dam project is caught up in wider regional political play, leaving locals in limbo for decades.