Where goats drink first: Women struggle as coastal India grows saltier

Faced with drinking, bathing in and working in saltier water as a result of climate change, women are facing new health threats GOSABA, India, Oct 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Dripping wet and looking...

As climate threats drive migration, Indian women find opportunities

Migration is bringing some families higher incomes – and improving life back home in the face of worsening climate pressures SONAGOAN, India, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In the last inhabited villages deep...

As sand mining grows, Asia’s deltas are sinking, water experts warn

Without enough sand arriving to maintain themselves, deltas are eroding, bringing worsening flooding and land loss STOCKHOLM, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sand mining from rivers is depriving many low-lying Asian deltas of...

Q&A:UN Deputy Chief Amina J Mohammed – As countries look inward, development cash falls short

“Funding has always been an issue but we have never seen it as challenged as it is now,” says UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed to Manipadma Jena STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Funding for international...

Cómo gestionar la falta de agua cuando la escasez es la norma

Manipadma Jena entrevista a TORGNY HOLMGREN, director ejecutivo del Instituto Internacional para el Agua de Estocolmo. ESTOCOLMO, 12 sep 2018 (IPS) – Los países en crecimiento tienen economías sedientas, y la escasez de agua...

Q&A: As Water Scarcity Becomes the New Normal How Do We Manage This Scarce Resource?

Manipadma Jena interviews the executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) TORGNY HOLMGREN at the World Water Week 2018   STOCKHOLM, Sep 11 2018 (IPS) – Growing economies are thirsty economies. And...

As floods rise in Bangladesh, crab farming helps families tread water

With both rice and shrimp increasingly difficult to raise, southern Bangladesh farmers are turning to a new crop JOYMONI, Bangladesh, March 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kishore Mondol, a farmer in the low-lying deltas...

Solar power push lights up options for India’s rural women

From cash to buy bicycles to jobs that avoid early marriage, solar mini-grid power is giving Uttar Pradesh women choices KAMLAPUR, India, Feb 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In her village of Komalia, the...

Crowd-Sourced Data and a Mobile Phone Application Are Making Cities Safer for Women

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 21 2018 (IPS) – When Shiba Kurian alighted from Chennai’s city train, the evening office-returning crowd was thick and jostling. Having booked a ride-hail cab she walked out to the...

Plastic recycling aims to cure turtle tummy-ache on Kenya’s coast

WATAMU, Kenya, Dec 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kai, a three-year-old green sea turtle, was released back into the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean off Kenya’s coast this month. She had been hospitalised...