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Scanning the tall, snow-capped mountain peaks around him that alternately descend into a steep gorge cut by the River Kishtud and a rugged valley interspersed with picturesque pasturelands, Odinaev Hasanjon, 51, muses, ‘Guitan is such a small spot in this vast landscape. We look so disconnected...

TROSA partner IUCN Asia facilitated series of online dialogues on Nature-based Solutions with the support of the GBM CSO Network. The events participated by more than 150 participants from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), academic institutions, private sector, including young water...

December 08th marks the SAARC Charter Day. The day marks the signing of the SAARC Charter in 1985 by the governments of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the first SAARC Summit held in Dhaka. Afghanistan has been a SAARC member since 2007. 

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In Cox’s Bazar, almost a million Rohingya refugees live in densely populated camps built across a hilly terrain. Such a large population has tremendous humanitarian needs—particularly for safe sanitation, which is vital to preventing outbreaks of disease.

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TROSA and partners Earth Journalism Network (EJN) under Internews Europe organized a 1-day media webinar on 25 September to raise awareness and a shared understanding among journalists of South Asia on the problem of riverbank erosion, its causes and impacts and to facilitate information...

Nodi Boithoks over the last year in Bangladesh has proved to be an effective influencing tool in creating evidence from the ground, even amid the covid-19 crisis. Like the previous years, the river meetings created a chain of advocacy dialogues that on issues like fisheries, erosion...

“Youth voices are crucial” is a popular statement that we hear in different spaces. As existing as it is, it is also puzzling that we do not yet have enough in seeking out their perspectives. It is even more so in the arena of water governance that has many complexities. National and...

This blog draws from my journey and observations while writing the dissertation "Transboundary Water Governance in context of Mahakali River Basin" which was supervised by Deep Narayan Shah, PhD and co-supervised by Ramesh Raj Pant, PhD at Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan...

Clean Water and Sanitation for all, as contained under Goal 6, is one of the most essential element of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established in 2015. It successfully captures the very essence of the entire Agenda for Sustainable Development in that...

Rethinking business and human rights in transboundary river governance in South Asia
While the need for recognizing and upholding human rights in transboundary river governance systems has been highlighted, ways businesses impact human rights in these systems is least explored.
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