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Role of water pricing in addressing water scarcity
Mar 21, 2024

Role of water pricing in addressing water scarcity

There is a need to establish a mechanism that regulates water valuation to achieve a fair and efficient allocation of resources amidst growing water s

Water scarcity in the Middle East: Beyond an environmental risk
May 06, 2021

Water scarcity in the Middle East: Beyond an environmental risk

In the Middle East, which continuously suffers from chronic disorder, water supply systems are increasingly becoming both political lever and objectiv

Water-Scarce Economies and Scarcity Values: Can Water Futures Trading Combat Water Scarcity?
Jul 21, 2023

Water-Scarce Economies and Scarcity Values: Can Water Futures Trading Combat Water Scarcity?

Water futures trading can be an important tool for water-scarce economies. This paper argues that it can help reduce the scarcity value of water (defined here as the value that can be generated if the limit on water availability is relaxed by one unit), even without a physical market. ‘Scarcity value’ measures the degree of deprivation and creates the basis for disputes. The paper argues that water futures trading reduces the scarcity

Climate vulnerabilities, food security, and resilient development
Apr 18, 2022

Climate vulnerabilities, food security, and resilient development

Both climate risks and non-climatic drivers need to factored in to curb food and water shortages induced by climate change in vulnerable regions of th

Contemporary aspects of India’s relations with East and South Africa
Jan 19, 2017

Contemporary aspects of India’s relations with East and South Africa

This paper trains the spotlight on India’s relations with Africa by studying the country’s relations with two east African countries – Tanzania and Kenya, and two south African countries – Mozambique and South Africa. The paper opens with a description of the trade, investment, and development cooperation links between India and these countries. An assessment follows of three key areas in these bilateral relationships: energy, food securi

Exploring Ways to Fill Delhi’s Unmet Water Needs
Apr 18, 2024

Exploring Ways to Fill Delhi’s Unmet Water Needs

Delhi—a city and union territory of India containing the country’s capital, New Delhi—continues to grow in population, posing challenges to civic agencies in the provision of citizens’ essential needs. This brief examines the experience of Delhi’s water agency in obtaining raw water, amid the growing gap in supply and demand that is only being exacerbated by climate change. The brief finds multiple reasons for the inadequacy of raw wate

G20 agenda for improved food security under India’s Presidency
Apr 24, 2023

G20 agenda for improved food security under India’s Presidency

Food insecurity remains a significant challenge in many G20 nations; concerted efforts are needed to address the issue

Green Bonds: The latest innovation in climate finance
May 12, 2014

Green Bonds: The latest innovation in climate finance

India spends over 2.6 per cent of its GDP to deal with challenges of climate change. Still, resource scarcity and other priorities make it a challenge to find matching financial resources for mitigating climate change. Green Bonds have the potential to significantly change the climate change landscape of India.

Introducing geospatial technology in industrial water management
Dec 26, 2022

Introducing geospatial technology in industrial water management

Using geospatial technologies is an imperative step for India to make its industrial sector more resilient and sustainable

Leveraging the Rice Export Ban for Crop Substitution in India
Mar 20, 2024

Leveraging the Rice Export Ban for Crop Substitution in India

India is the world’s largest rice exporter, making it a significant player in the global rice market. A global rice shortage is anticipated amid rising geopolitical tensions and commodity prices. To safeguard domestic consumers from exorbitant price shocks, India has banned the export of non-basmati white rice since July 2023. This paper examines the ban's implications, especially regarding welfare redistribution among basmati and non-basmati f

Managing on-street parking in Indian cities
Mar 14, 2024

Managing on-street parking in Indian cities

The surge in vehicle ownership has created a persistent on-street parking challenge amidst increasing demand for parking space

Millets for climate resilience and food security in India
Jan 19, 2024

Millets for climate resilience and food security in India

Given the current trends of climate action, millets provide an efficient solution for circumventing the food and water trade-off

Mumbai - A city of maximum contrasts
Jan 03, 2012

Mumbai - A city of maximum contrasts

For long we have been fed lies. Mumbai has no scarcity of houses and the key to the truth lies in using digital technology to unlock the city's housing potential.

Safeguarding food security: The vital role of water
Mar 21, 2024

Safeguarding food security: The vital role of water

As water scarcity intensifies, its ripple effects cascade through food systems, directly impacting agricultural productivity and food security

South Asia South Asia Weekly 2
Jan 20, 2008

South Asia South Asia Weekly 2

An unlikely crisis is causing headache to already besieged President Pervez Musharraf and his caretaker government. It is not Osama's men or the Taliban which is troubling Islamabad the most but the scarcity of wheat flour across the country.

The case against weaponising water
Feb 10, 2017

The case against weaponising water

With growing water scarcity across many parts of the world, competition over access to this vital resource has been known to spark conflict. Following the September 2016 Uri attack in India, the government made plans to retaliate against its neighbour by exercising its right to use water of the western rivers—allocated to Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty—by building dams, canals and reservoirs. This paper aims to address the legal, econ

The gendered impact of heatwaves and water crisis in India
May 02, 2024

The gendered impact of heatwaves and water crisis in India

The gendered impacts of heatwaves and water scarcity in India underscore the urgent need for comprehensive strategies that prioritise the well-being a

The horror story of urban water wars
Jul 11, 2019

The horror story of urban water wars

Unless a sectoral re-allocation of water resources enforcing adequate demand management is done, the issues of water scarcity might not be resolved.

The Indus imbroglio: Hostile hydropolitics and lack of integrated basin governance
Feb 08, 2023

The Indus imbroglio: Hostile hydropolitics and lack of integrated basin governance

The politicisation of the water issues of the Indus system has overshadowed the much-required integrated basin governance

The value of water
Feb 01, 2024

The value of water

Efficient water demand management relies on market prices signalling the availability or future scarcity. India should consider such markets for effec

Three propositions on transboundary water conflicts in light of the new emerging paradigms
Jul 14, 2020

Three propositions on transboundary water conflicts in light of the new emerging paradigms

Traditional thought processes of conflict resolution and governance are falling flat in the face of the newer water governance challenges.

Towards linguistically diverse information societies
May 17, 2024

Towards linguistically diverse information societies

English dominates the Internet. But as the next billion swarm online from the developing world, access to relevant content in a language one comprehen

Water futures market for the hydrological future of South Asia
Sep 29, 2020

Water futures market for the hydrological future of South Asia

The risk associated with water availability gets complicated with global warming and climate change. This affects the scarcity value of water, and eve

Water is life, water is food: Leave no one behind
Oct 16, 2023

Water is life, water is food: Leave no one behind

Only by recognising the intrinsic value of water and its central role in our existence can we hope to build a more resilient and food-secure world for

Water Valuation and Pricing in India: Imperatives for Sustainable Water Governance
Nov 02, 2023

Water Valuation and Pricing in India: Imperatives for Sustainable Water Governance

This paper highlights the importance of water valuation and pricing for sustainable and efficient water allocation and management in India. An efficient water-pricing mechanism could be a tool to address the impending crisis of water scarcity, which necessitates a robust, objective, and holistic valuation technique. Every unit of water consumed for economic purposes has an ecological footprint, and this opportunity cost or externality factor need

कोकणाची घागर उताणी का?
May 31, 2019

कोकणाची घागर उताणी का?

कोकणात दरवर्षी उदंड पाऊस पडूनही, उन्हाळा आला की टँकरने पाणीपुरवठा करावा लागतोय. हे अपयश जेवढे शासन-प्रशासनाचे आहे, तेवढेच तेथील जनतेचेही आहे.

निवडणूक महत्त्वाची, दुष्काळ नेहमीचाच!
Apr 05, 2019

निवडणूक महत्त्वाची, दुष्काळ नेहमीचाच!

महाराष्ट्रात सध्या निवडणुकीचे वारे जोरात वाहताहेत, पण महाराष्ट्रातील बहुसंख्य जनता आज दुष्काळाच्या आगीत होरपळतेय याकडे मात्र दुर्लक्ष होते आहे.

पाणी टंचाई निवारणात पाण्याच्या किमतीची भूमिका
Mar 26, 2024

पाणी टंचाई निवारणात पाण्याच्या किमतीची भूमिका

वाढत्या पाणी टंचाईच्या पार्श्वभूमीवर, पाण्याचे मूल्यमा

पाण्याचे मूल्य
Feb 21, 2024

पाण्याचे मूल्य

पाण्याच्या मागणीचे कार्यक्षम व्यवस्थापन हे पाण्याची उप

पानी से जुड़ी समस्याओं को दूर करने में जल के मूल्य निर्धारण की भूमिका!
Mar 28, 2024

पानी से जुड़ी समस्याओं को दूर करने में जल के मूल्य निर्धारण की भूमिका!

एक ऐसी व्यवस्था बनाने की ज़रूरत है जो पानी के मूल्यांकन (व

भारतातील हवामान बदल आणि अन्न सुरक्षेसाठी बाजरी
Feb 07, 2024

भारतातील हवामान बदल आणि अन्न सुरक्षेसाठी बाजरी

हवामान बदलाचा सध्याचा ट्रेंड लक्षात घेता, बाजरी हे अन्न �

मध्य-पूर्वेतील पाणीसंघर्ष जगासाठी धोकादायक
May 19, 2021

मध्य-पूर्वेतील पाणीसंघर्ष जगासाठी धोकादायक

मध्य-पूर्वेतील देशांमधील संघर्ष आणि पाण्यावरून होणार्‍या युद्धांचे दूरगामी परिणाम या प्रदेशातच नव्हे तर अख्ख्या जगात दिसून येतील.