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The flood catastrophe

Reportedly, around 33 million people stand affected by the most intense and devastating floods in the history of Pakistan. A recent Economist published article ‘Pakistan has been hit by its…

Securing Pakistan’s water

Every summer, Pakistan braces for flooding as the monsoon season and growing summer heatwaves cascade to trigger a series of flood emergencies all over the country. This year too, thousands…

Energizing the Indus Waters Treaty

Supporters of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), including this writer, hope that their fears concerning the treaty are likely to dissipate. This would depend on a positive response from New…

The climate challenge

Human-induced climate change, also known as anthropogenic climate change, refers to the long-term changes in Earth’s climate system that are primarily caused by human activities, such as burning fossil fuels,…

How do we govern disaster

The recent floods in Pakistan are among the worst disasters that have hit Pakistan and its people since 2010. The floods have posed a series of challenges to the country,…

Waterbodies for life

A RECENT study by a British university on 258 rivers in 104 countries has ranked the river Ravi among the world’s three most polluted rivers. It has detected high levels…

A tale of two islands

The details of the two-island (Bundal and Buddo) controversy have been discussed in the national media so exhaustively over the last one week that one can, without having to build…

Rationalising water

THE drought wars have begun. In a recent National Assembly session, Federal Minister of Water Resources Faisal Vawda went on a rampage against the PML-N, alleging that the previous government…