China’s water revolution

Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada MEGA | April 8, 2020 Some 15 years ago, China tried to improve its water management policies to reduce impacts of devastating floods, extensive pollution and poor water management practices. During the past decade, … Read More

Climate change and national security: The rules of foreign policy are changing

March 18, 2020
Climate change and natural resource pollution have become part of the national security agenda in countries all over the world. Although analysts have traditionally treated the strength of sovereign borders through the lens of political or economic issues, recent years have seen increasing attention paid to how environmental issues exacerbate, complicate, and multiply these political and economic problems.… Read More

Prevention is always better than cure

March 4, 2020
Chinese top leader Xi Jinping has asked Party officials to be on the “highest alert to ‘black swan’ incidents and take steps to prevent ‘gray rhino’” events. He has emphasised the importance to fight well with preemptive warfare so as to prevent and withstand risks, and at the same time fight well the war of strategic initiatives to convert danger into safety and turn crises into opportunities.… Read More

Interactive Approaches to Water Governance in Asia

December 20, 2019
The book’s title notes three important issues: interactive governance, water governance, and Asia. Let us consider only interactive governance, a little-known term in water management. The editor defines it as “an interactive form of governance generally and also means the core framework developed mostly in Western democratic countries in some contexts.… Read More