Natural disasters in Asia
Last week's earthquakes in China and Japan's triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis) of 11 March 2011 provide harsh reminders that no country is without risk of ...
China's eco-transition challenge
Asit K. Bi Swas and Zhang Jingru share with us their views on China's eco-transition challenge.
India not home and dry on drought
India not home and dry on drought, argue Asit K Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada. It is still managed as part of a disaster relief process, which is not effective in the long-term.
Andrea Lucia Biswas-Tortajada & Asit K. Biswas share their story of two spicy friends, Nestle and India's Paras.
What Water’s Worth?
What Water’s Worth ask Asit K. Biswas and Ahmet C. Bozer.
Will China run out of water by 2030?
China needs a coordinated policy approach to manage water, energy and economic development, according to Asit Biswas, founder of Third World Centre for Water Management, and Julian Kirchherr.
Creating shared value
Can business and society work together to foster each other’s prosperity? Those who believe so tend to espouse corporate social responsibility, write Asit K. Biswas and Andrea Lucia Biswas-Tortajada.
Yamuna, Ganga clean-up: Fact or Fiction?
Asit K. Biswas, recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, the "Nobel Prize for Water", has shared with us this fascinating article on water pollution in India.
The Third World’s Drinking Problem
Asit K. Biswas and Peter Brabeck‐Letmathe share their thoughts on the third world’s drinking problem.
Dry reality of droughts in China
From times immemorial, China has faced droughts, with some parts of the country facing the curse every two to three years, write Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
The politics of transboundary rivers
If countries sharing transboundary rivers in the region can collaborate, they can reap huge benefits for water, energy, food and environmental security write Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
Global water scene not as rosy as officially painted
Global water scene not as rosy as officially painted, writes Asit K. Biswas. In South Asia, for example, there is no clean water that can be drunk directly from taps.
Water Quality: An Ignored Global Crisis
Why has the critical problem of water pollution disappeared from the global agenda, and what does it mean for our future, ask Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
Victims of China's soil pollution crisis
Rapid industrialisation has left a legacy of soil pollution that is damaging health and livelihoods in villages across China, writes He Guangwei, a journalist based in China.
Water, environment and development
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and Asit K. Biswas have an important article to share with us on water, environment and development.
Shinzo Abe's whale-onomics
Shinzo Abe is extremely slow in launching the structural reform "arrow" of his Abenomics program. But he has been quick to decide that he wants Japan to resume its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic.
Solar energy in the Philippines
Is the Philippines solar PV market set to boom or doom in the wake of the revised FIT policy, asks Subha Krishnan, Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan.
Japan's whaling obsession
"Japan's whaling vessels are not welcome", said Australia's Environment Minister Tony Burke, after a vessel from Japan's whaling fleet entered Australia's exclusive economic zone in the Southern Ocean
Running the engine of growth with water
Cross-border collaboration and cooperation on water can reduce water-war rhetoric, writes Cecilia Tortajada.
Waste-to-energy plants: A burning issue in China
China’s economic growth during the past 35 years has come with significant environmental, social and health costs that can no longer be ignored, write Asit K. Biswas and Zhang Jingru.
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