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Keyword: water

Photo of the Day: Cooling Off in India

An Indian boy washes himself with water to cool down in Amritsar, India on May 28, 2013. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Indian boy washes himself with water to cool down in Amritsar, India on May 28, 2013. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: Flamingos at Rest in Singapore

A stand of flamingos gather by the water in Singapore on September 14, 2012. (shinyai/Filckr)
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A stand of flamingos gather by the water in Singapore on September 14, 2012. (shinyai/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Dancing on Water in Fiji

A man abandons his boat and steps into the water in Fiji during sunrise on April 5, 2012. (kyle post/Flickr)
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A man abandons his boat and steps into the water in Fiji during sunrise on April 5, 2012. (kyle post/Flickr)

Watch: New Documentary Short Explores Northern China's Huge Water Crisis

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"The Story of Invisible Water," produced by Asia Society's China Green project, heads to the North China Plain to shed light on "of the world’s worst environmental crises."

A New Model for Clean Water in the 21st Century

Municipal water and sewer bond issuance in the United States, 2008-11. (Source: Thomson Municipal Market Monitor)
Sustainability

The latest turmoil in global stock markets following Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade its rating of the United States government has led many to fear another serious economic downturn. We asked our Sustainability Roundtable: what hope is there for global cooperation on sustainability issues like food security, energy policy and climate change in a renewed economic crisis? Is it possible for any of these issues to play an important part of international policy discussions?

World Water Day Highlights Crisis in Asia

Pakistani women carry water in jerrycans on their heads in a slum area of Lahore. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

While the rising cost of food stokes fears of an impending food crisis in Asia, the region is also grappling with another ongoing worry: water scarcity. Both problems are closely related and water scarcity has a direct, and often immediate, effect on both national and global food security. The agricultural sector is the heaviest user of water, on average consuming 70 percent of a country's available water supply to fuel crop production.

The Melt: How Melting Glaciers Threaten Asia

<i>The Melt</i> tracks the receding Himalayan glaciers. Red lines indicate the levels of ice in 1921, compared to today. (Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)
Policy

The Himalayan glaciers are melting, putting people, ecology, and landscapes in peril.