Floods are the new normal – maybe it’s time for a ‘new normal’ on how we deal with them

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in 2014, damages from a single flood in India were estimated at US$16.9 billion. Damages from floods were less in 2022, both in economic terms, estimated at US$4.2 million, and losses of live, calculated at 2,000 deaths. This shows that progress in reducing disaster risks has improved, but it is not enough given the uncertainties due to climate change.… Read More

At the front of world’s energy transition

November 27, 2023
A vast number of people around the world are aware that China is among the world’s largest energy consumers and emitters of greenhouse gases. However, an overwhelming majority of them are unaware that China is also the global leader in nearly all aspects of renewable energy generation, production, manufacturing and export.… Read More

Problem solving in Brahmaputra Valley

November 7, 2023
For almost as long as India has been independent, its north-eastern region (NER) has struggled with issues of disasters and development, often looked at separately. The region has seen a range of complex issues related to earthquakes, floods, riverbank erosion, distress migration, violence and poverty.… Read More

Rethinking Scotland’s water management

June 16, 2023
Scotland is well-endowed with water and its water environments are in relatively good ecological condition compared to neighbouring countries. However, if Scotland is to become a true ‘Hydro Nation’, it needs to go beyond the current mindset of sustainable water management and focus on how its immense water wealth can be used as an engine for economic growth and regional welfare.… Read More

Climate action to build a shared future

March 20, 2023
Countries across the world are facing major problems which are too complex for any single country, no matter how powerful, to solve them alone. So all countries, big and small, should first agree to a common solution and then endeavour to achieve it and collectively contribute to realizing common prosperity.… Read More