There is an immediate need to develop engineering materials the disposability of which is deemed as important as their durability, strength and functional performance.
Water should bind together and not divide us.
As somebody who was born and raised in an urban setting and had the privilege of running water at home, I had little appreciation of the difficulties people in rural areas
The waterscape that I lived in between my graduation in mid-1980 and the present will be radically different from the waterscape that is likely to emerge between 2021 and 2050.
We must find ways to better understand our local realities before proceeding to present a grand proposal of development.
Healthy freshwater ecosystem is essential for human welling
Research agencies and the government departments need to communicate regularly and use the knowledge to minimise hazard risks to the people.
In this reflective piece, Dr. Venkatesh Dutta presents the conception of multilevel water federalism as key to stimulate broader deliberations and scholarly inquiry relating to the transboundary water governance in South Asia. This conception, he suggests can help water, ecosystem, and communities re-emerge stronger and resilient.
We need to begin narratives about the challenges that the new but degraded local riverine ecology across the India-Nepal border pose. Local communities across the border must come together to co-produce sustainable water solutions.
Ken MacClune and Atalie Pestalozzi write that heat (rising temperature and humidity combine) is an impending disaster for millions of South Asians. The effort to minimize irreversible impacts from this disaster must begin with dialogue for systemic actions than piecemeal and jerky responses.
In this thought-provoking piece, Professor Bandyopadhyay suggests that a river is an integrated entity consisting of WEBS (water, energy, biodiversity and sediments) and that this collective is a direction future water professionals need to take.