Tackling Singapore's haze: Learn from the Swedes
Governments need to be savvier in getting evidence of how the haze harms their countries, and work with activist groups to press neighbours to act, write Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Water in Singapore: the city-state that looks ahead
Singapore provides an excellent example of efficiency and sustainability in one of the world's best managed public water supply schemes, argues Dr Cecilia Tortajada.
Can world's water crisis be solved?
Combining good policies and management practices with right technologies could eradicate the global water shortages, argue Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr.
China's unsustainable water management
China's water management has been on an unsustainable path for decades, argue Cecilia Torta Jada and Asit K.Biswas.
Watt is the problem
Grid collapse points to enduring neglect of infrastructure in India's power sector, argues Asit K. Biswas, Founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management.
Winds of change in Gujarat, India
Gujarat’s Wind Power Policy is a good example of commercially viable and internationally compatible energy policy management, write TS Gopi Rethinaraj and Mukul Asher.
Urban water: a crisis due to mismanagement
There is no valid reason as to why an urban centre cannot have access to safe drinking water 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Why then is this not happening, Peter Brabeck asks Asit K. Biswas.
Urban pipe dreams
In many parts of India, it is difficult to find a single city where people can drink water straight from the tap without any health concerns, writes Asit K. Biswas.
The arid city
Why must households pay first-rate costs for third-grade water delivery, asks Asit K. Biswas, founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management.
Solar power and energy security
Gujarat’s experience suggests that there is considerable merit in solar energy initiatives being integrated with overall energy policy rather than as stand alone measures.
Roles of water in India's development
If India continues with its past and present water and development policies, the country will face an unprecedented water crisis around 2025, argues Asit K. Biswas.
Infrastructure of Water Security in India
India will face an unprecedented water crisis around 2030, if it continues with present policies, argue Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Green Buildings in India
With the growing population of cities, the need for healthier environment in residences and workplaces will take on greater importance, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Delhi's water supply: Going, going, gone?
Providing clean water to Delhi is no rocket science. What is missing is some political will and competent leadership, argue Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Beijing or New Delhi: who has the worst air pollution?
Around 40% of residents in India’s capital city suffer health problems from air pollution, yet in contrast to China, the political response is muted, argues Joydeep Gupta from The Third Pole.
A leaky plan in Delhi
An inefficient Delhi Jal Board will struggle to implement the water policy of Delhi's new Aam Admi government, writes Asit K. Biswas.
Renewable energy in the Asian Century
Asia is very rich in renewable energy resources like solar, wind and geothermal. What role can they play in the realization of an Asian Century?
Quality: most pressing water problem
The real long-term water problem the world is facing is the continued deterioration of its quality, rather than its physical scarcity, argues Asit K Biswas.
Food security in Asia
Too many Asians live in a state of food insecurity, not only those still living in poverty, but also those who are just above the line in the "lower-middle class" category, living on only $2-$4 a day.
Energy security: one of Asia's top priorities
Energy security, efficiency and sustainability are top priorities for developing Asia, according to Emanuele Schibotto.
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