Lessons from LAPA can help understand how vulnerable families in a context of development deficit deal with extreme climate shocks.
Fragmentation of rivers by dam building, loss of aquatic biodiversity and careful attention to dependent local livelihoods are rising global concerns.
River restoration is now a multi-billion-dollar industry globally. However financial investment without the understanding of the real problem that has led to the drying of rivers will not bring in value for money.
Urban planners and architects need to see rural and urban not in silos, but as integrated eco-systems.
SmartPaani’s journey provides useful lessons to Nepal’s policy makers and households about the role social business enterprise that practice fair business play in providing such services. Pursuing a fair business practice, SmartPaani will bring new perspectives and make the company a part of sustainable drinking water solutions in Nepal.
The ongoing 20-year drought, with the likelihood that climate change is the cause, has diminished the flow of water in the Colorado River by over 20% with even less water predicted in the future.
South Asia is in its peak monsoon season, and floods are increasingly becoming grave threats to the region’s population.
Flood disasters are outcomes of excessive control over water, over people, over money, and over political power.
EWSs should aim to integrate the concerns of local people and be inclusive of gender, cultural, linguistic, and other social aspects.
Care for people and the planet must be embedded in business models such that profits are generated responsibly and in a manner that helps lift all people, as opposed to benefiting only a handful.
Applying principles of Buddhist economics is about innovating and choosing a unique path to development.
Erratic monsoon rain, recurrent floods, groundwater contamination, and the unreliability of sources make provisioning safe drinking water a major challenge in the flood-affected region of North Bihar.
South Asia’s waterscape faces worrying trends in public health, infrastructure development, and climate change, posing major challenges for the people and governments.
Water draws multiple political, economic, and social claims on its use, distribution, conservation, and management.
There is an immediate need to develop engineering materials the disposability of which is deemed as important as their durability, strength and functional performance.