Water in remote Central India is drying out fast, and plans for interlinking two rivers to deliver water without considering proper relocation for affected villages are not only ambitious, they are also abysmal, environmentalists say.
The US$550m project has been welcomed by Greenpeace as an alternative energy source to coal, the darling of energy-hungry Indonesia's growth ambitions. But questions remain about the project's environmental and social impact.
Sonia Chand Sandhu –
Declaring rivers as “living entities” can help protect them from pollution and make the cities along their banks more livable, says ADB sustainable development expert Sonia Chand Sandhu.
David Satterthwaite –
Urban centres can be among the world's most healthy places to live and work – but many are among the least. How healthy they are is powerfully influenced by local government competence, local information, and support for local action.
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.
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...
This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food ...