December 18, 2020
COVID-19 and lack of clean water has also been proven to be a serious problem in healthcare facilities. According to UN, two out of five health care facilities globally do not have soap or water, and more than 1/3 of the people lack basic handwashing facilities at home.… Read More

India-Bhutan hydropower cooperation: Perceptions and politics

November 11, 2020
In this edition, Saneet Chakradeo interviews Udisha Saklani and Cecilia Tortajada on their article “India’s Development Cooperation in Bhutan’s Hydropower Sector: Concerns and Public Perceptions”. In their article, survey India’s development cooperation in Bhutan and its changing public perceptions. While offering insights into the importance of development cooperation in Indo-Bhutan relations, the article uses the bilateral relationship as a case to propose possible lessons for India in managing its development cooperation with its smaller neighbours. As climate concerns assume greater relevance in shaping bilateral relations in the region, the authors suggest prudent measures for India’s energy.… Read More

India’s water crisis

THE NEWSMAKERS | July 4, 2019 Water management in India has been on an unsustainable path for decades. With each passing year, its population and urbanization have increased, and commercial and industrial activities have grown. However, its water management practices … Read More

Cecilia Tortajada in an interview

MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGICAL PRIZE | June 13, 2019 Cecilia Tortajada is the new member of the Millennium Technology Prize’s International Selection Committee. She works on impacts of global changes, water resources, environment, food and energy at National University of Singapore. “I expect … Read More