PERSPECTIVE: Water Risks Threaten to Derail Vietnam’s Economic Success

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Depletion and pollution of Vietnam's water supplies are hurting the country now, and could cause economic losses up to 6 percent by 2035, says new World Bank report.

As rains fall short, Manila trickles into a water crisis

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As drought grips the Philippines, Manila is becoming the latest big city to struggle to access enough water.

In Kabul, Residents Chase Receding Groundwater

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The number and depth of wells is constantly increasing in Afghanistan’s capital city.
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Karachi’s Water Supply Curtailed by Theft and Mismanagement

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Theft, corruption, and disrepair hamper water access for millions in Pakistan's largest city. 
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Drought, Pollution, and Expansion Imperil Istanbul’s Best-Laid Water Plans

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Long-term, a variety of problems threaten Istanbul's water supply, including climate change, water pollution, and industrialization. 

Recurring Dry Spells Fuel Water Worries in Tokyo

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The Japanese megacity now experiences a dry spell every decade or so.

Jakarta, the World's Fastest-Sinking City, Also Faces Rising Sea Levels and River Pollution

Certain parts of the city have sunk 14 feet in recent decades, largely due to illegal well-digging.

One By One Big Hydropower Dams Disrupt Mekong River’s Free Flow

In unfolding global energy revolution, expensive and ecologically risky dams may not be right choice to generate more electricity.

Hanoi Sinks As It Grows

Unsustainable groundwater use is unsettling Vietnam’s capital.

In Water-Scarce Regions Desalination Plants Are Risky Investments

Four big plants in Australia are stranded assets.   By…

Groundwater Shared by Countries Is Knowledge Void

Management of transboundary aquifers is on the United Nations…