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A Carrot-and-Stick Approach to Long-Term Sustainability
August 22, 2017

A Carrot-and-Stick Approach to Long-Term Sustainability

By Cecilia Tortajada and Tommy Kevin Lee
Singapore’s sustainable water policy offers a useful model for sustainable development.

Water Security in Asia: Strong Infrastructure for Healthy Communities
October 02, 2015

Water Security in Asia: Strong Infrastructure for Healthy Communities

By Mercy A. Kuo and Angelica O. Tang
Insights from Walter Wang
Asia’s Food Supply Weathers California’s Drought
September 30, 2015

Asia’s Food Supply Weathers California’s Drought

By Asit K. Biswas, Matthew J. Kastner and Cecilia Tortajada
Despite its ongoing struggles with waters, the state remains a key supplier of specialty crops to the Asian market.

Kyrgyzstan: Between a Glacier and a Gold Mine
June 08, 2015

Kyrgyzstan: Between a Glacier and a Gold Mine

By Catherine Putz
The unending headache that is Kumtor continues. This time the conflict is over the mine's environmental impact.

Addressing Nepal’s Water Crisis
April 17, 2015

Addressing Nepal’s Water Crisis

By Juliette Rousselot, Photos by Omar Havana
Although many communities still struggle, Nepal is making real progress on providing access to water.

Interview: The India-Pakistan Water Dispute
November 21, 2014

Interview: The India-Pakistan Water Dispute

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Can the decades-long tensions over access to diminishing water resources ever be solved?

Interview: Sattar Mahmoudi
July 03, 2014

Interview: Sattar Mahmoudi

By Joseph Hammond
The Diplomat speaks with Iran’s deputy minister of Energy, about the country’s attempts to overcome a serious water crisis.
Politics of Water
March 16, 2010

Politics of Water

Insider updates from a recent conference shed more light on water politics.

March 15, 2010

Water Issue Heats Up

A clash between reality and public sentiment in Pakistan on the water issue?

Water, Water, Nowhere
March 08, 2010

Water, Water, Nowhere

December 24, 2009

Quenching China's Water Thirst

Too hazardous to touch in some places, China’s Yellow River has been choked by pollution and sediment. Joe Lamar reports on officials’ struggles to clean up the ‘Mother River’ and stem demand from the country’s ever thirstier provinces.

Indonesia's Dirty Secret
December 23, 2009

Indonesia's Dirty Secret

The Citarum River is Indonesia’s lifeline. But polluted and poisoned, it now poses serious health risks. Elise Potaka investigates the problem–and possible solutions.

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