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From evidence to policy in India’s groundwater crisis

July 22, 2017

The Diplomat

India extracts more groundwater than any other country in the world. India accounts for 25 percent of the world’s extracted groundwater, more than the next two countries, China and the United States, combined.

Delhi: A quintessential example of India’s urban water mismanagement

July 18, 2017

The Business Times

UNDER the auspices of Singapore International Water Week, some 200 water utility leaders are meeting in Singapore this week to discuss how best their performance can be optimised by sharing knowledge and experience.

New Delhi is running out of water

July 11, 2017

The Conversation

Water shortages are becoming something of an annual ritual in Delhi, the world’s second most populous city. By 2030, it is estimated to grow by 11 million, from 14 million residents to 25 million – a megacity atop a megacity. Without any changes in the city’s water management policies, the prospect of all those urban residents having access to water is grim.

Water policy in Singapore

July 1, 2017

Global-is-Asian

Singapore has developed from a water-scarce developing nation to a world leader in water management in the space of a few decades. With a territory of just 720 square kilometres, Singapore is water-scarce not because of lack of rainfall, which is on average 2,300 millimetres per year, but because of the limited land area where water can be stored and the absence of aquifers.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t: Myth-busting on the Mekong’s hydropower dams

June 26, 2017

Policy Forum

The countries of the Mekong Basin need to stop blaming each other for water woes and get on with creating a sustainable and coordinated plan for the region, Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada write.

The smart city-state: Why smart city initiatives must go beyond just technology

June 23, 2017

Policy Forum

As countries around the world seek innovative solutions to urban challenges, Cecilia Tortajada and Cheryl Wong take a look at Singapore’s efforts to build a sustainable city through public engagement.

China’s groundwater crisis: Will policy come to the rescue?

June 20, 2017

Brink Asia

Two of the world’s most densely populated regions, northern India and northern China, are experiencing high levels of groundwater depletion, according to a 2015 study sponsored by NASA. For these and many other highly stressed aquifers, natural replenishment through precipitation is unable to offset human-led extraction, threatening water quality and supply sustainability.

India’s wells are running dry, fast

June 16, 2017

The Conversation

Over the past three years, the monsoon – the rainy season that runs from June through September, depending on the region – has been weak or delayed across much of India, causing widespread water shortages.

Trump’s trade tactics will hurt American agriculture

June 8, 2017

The Business Times

THE election of Donald Trump as US president has changed the relations that have existed in recent decades between the United States and Mexico.

Without conservation there is no option

May 21, 2017

Dainik Jagran (in Hindi)

From prehistoric times, India’s model of water management has remained firmly fixed on increasing water supply. As the population has exploded, reaching 1.3 billion, the per capita availability of water has steadily fallen, leaving India with very little scope to expand its water supply in a cost-effective, timely and environmentally-safe manner.

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