Policymakers in Kazakhstan shift focus to domestic water saving measures to reduce reliance on river water flowing from China.
With no rains in October so far, and limited rainfall in September, more than half a million people in three districts of Kashmir have been affected.
Both Pakistan and Afghanistan would benefit from a treaty to manage the Kabul river basin, but deep mistrust, scaremongering, and a lack of preparation is damaging the chances.
Record increase in global consumption and acceleration of resource depletion, pollution, and climate change may come with under-appreciated social and environmental costs, says a new report by Worldwatch Institute.
Largest dam in Indian history will be built on a tributary of the Brahmaputra river but, with no public consultation or study of downstream impacts.
A the UN Convention on International Watercourses comes into effect this week, we ask experts if it can lower regional frictions over access to water.
Recent contamination and counterfeit scandals have escalated safety concerns over China’s fragmented bottled-water industry
Water wars, many warn, could be around the corner. After the removal of former President Mohamed Morsi, Egypt has inherited a huge problem: Addis Ababa decided to divert the course of the Blue Nile late May, as part of its project to generate electricity through the construction of the Renaissance Dam. Ethiopia took the decision — which will have a …
The wave of new mega dams under construction globally is economically unviable, according to Oxford University researchers who have found such projects typically cost nearly twice as much as first estimated and rarely finish on time. The findings are based on a study of 245 dams built in 65 countries since 1934, making it the most comprehensive analysis since a slew …
There is a popular, tongue-in-cheek saying in America — attributed to the writer Mark Twain, who lived through the early phase of the California Water Wars — that “whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over.” It highlights the consequences, even if somewhat apocryphally, as ever-scarcer water resources create a parched world. California currently is reeling under its …