The size of Singapore’s bottled water industry–SGD 134 million–reflects a society that is comfortable with spending millions of extra dollars and producing tonnes of plastic waste; despite having access to …Continue Reading
CategoryEnvironment and Sustainability
Agent of change, commitment mechanism and sparring partner: These are roles that private operators can take on when it comes to water provision. Olivia Jensen and Jean-Michel Herrewyn explain, in the first of a two-part series.Continue Reading
India is facing a perfect storm in managing water.
Centuries of mismanagement, political and institutional incompetence, indifference at central, state and municipal levels, a steadily increasing population that will reach …Continue Reading
Hydro-hegemons are states which assert power over other riparian states in a shared river basin. In Asia, both China and India are hydro-hegemons. China is the upstream riparian on many …Continue Reading
A proposed ‘Asian Super Grid’ is attempting to pave the way for global access to “affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” by 2050. Major energy companies in China, Japan, Russia and …Continue Reading
About half a billion people on our planet still lack access to improved water supplies and about two billion do not have improved sanitation services, leading to an unknown but …Continue Reading