Pakistan Installs Country's First Urban Rainwater Harvesting System

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Pakistan’s first urban rainwater harvesting system has been installed in the capital city Islamabad.

Prospect of New Indian State Creates Water Allocation Concerns

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The proposed Telangana state would require re-allocation of two of India’s largest rivers.

Drinking Water Access on Target for Millennium Development Goals, while Sanitation Falls Short, Report Says

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World Health Organization and UNICEF has found that the world is on track to surpass the Millennium Development Goal for drinking water access, but will fall short by one billion people for sanitation if current trends continue.

Pakistan Raises Water Issue During Diplomatic Talks with India

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Pakistan officials argue India’s dam-building violate the Indus River Treaty.

Pakistan Negotiates Domestic, International Water Disputes

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Indus River System Authority discuss the Sindh province's accusation that Punjab is stealing water.

Hidden Waters, Dragons in the Deep: The Freshwater Crisis in China's Karst Regions

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Yunnan Province is a microcosm of China's freshwater challenges.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Presses India for Water Deal During Visit

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No agreement was signed, but Bangladesh continued to push for a deal similar to the Ganges Treaty.

India Cities Focus on Rainwater Harvesting to Provide Clean Drinking Water

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Many Indian cities lack sufficient water supplies. Urban growth is making it difficult and expensive to build the dams, pipelines and canals used in the modern era to supply cities with water. In comparison, rainwater harvesting systems are a low-cost, low-impact way for cities to increase supplies.

Water Projects Emphasized in $7.5 Billion-U.S. Aid Package to Pakistan

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Improved irrigation systems and water infrastructure projects are primary goals.

Mumbai Restricts Water Use, Fueling Protests

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A below-average monsoon has brought government-imposed limits on water use and public anger in Mumbai, a city that already faces low water levels.

Melting Glaciers Cause Potential Flooding Problems

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Emerald lakes are beautiful, but rapidly melting glaciers can cause them to inundate villages downstream.