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With Floods And Droughts, Millions At The Mercy Of The Rains

A freight train loaded down with water leaves for the Indian city of Chennai [image by: DNA]

Nearly a thousand people have been killed by floods in Nepal, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam in India, and in …

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Cyclone Fani Aftermath In Odisha : Bhubaneswar Residents Misery – No Power, Water

Odisha is struggling to recover post  cyclone ‘Fani. The death toll has now according to media reports reached  35 .  …

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India Is Leaving Its Poor Farmers Behind

Sowing paddy in Tamil Nadu [image by Michael Foley]

Anurag Verma is a rich and curious farmer. His gently waving fields of wheat are ready to ripen, but he …

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HarperCollins India Presents Water : Asia’s New Battleground By Brahma Chellaney

The battles of yesterday were fought over land; those of today are over energy. But the battles of tomorrow may …

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How To Strengthen Cooperation For A Water Secure South Asia

Brahmaputra [Image by: Deep Goswami]

South Asia is witnessing unprecedented water challenges and risks. The impacts are wide-spread and intense. From receding glaciers in the …

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Why We Need A New Perspective On Rivers

A boy crossing a small channel containing sewage which drains into the Indus near Choglamsar in Leh [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

People have tended to see rivers merely as cubic metres of water to be dammed and diverted, but rivers need …

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China, India And Water Across The Border

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Chinese President Xi Jinping along the East Lake, in Wuhan, China on April 28, 2018. (Photo: Press Information Bureau, Government of India)

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping held an informal summit on April 27-28, involving a …

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With Low Water Reserves, A Blistering Indian Summer

Young girls at a well in Gujarat, which is already facing a water scarcity [image by: Mark Charmer]

The omens for this summer are bad in South Asia. Afghanistan received the lowest snowfall in years, spiking fears of …

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Water Woes in India: Water level of 91 Reservoirs Plunges to 20% of their Capacity

As summer peaks in India, the water level of 91 major reservoirs goes down by one per cent. According to …

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