In the "land of five rivers", groundwater depletion has been catching up fast - as it has been doing over all states of India, and it urgently calls for a broader and more viable approach driven by the food-energy-water nexus.
The Ramsar certified wetlands of Colombo – the complex system of lungs that helps the city ward off climate change stresses - are under grave threat, due to unmanaged growing problem of rubbish disposal.
With climate change upping the disaster scale in modern times, there is an urgent call for a proactive and collaborative approach between stakeholders, to manage and mitigate disasters more effectively
The Asia Pacific is prone to climatic disasters, with floods and droughts causing loss of life, property and food. Being prepared to meet these disasters would improve people's resilience and livelihoods.