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30 June 2016

Large parts of South Asia exhibit a near-permanent state of water stress and this is expected to be further exacerbated by climate change. Water scarcity will exacerbate existing problems such as poverty and food insecurity, while creating instability and potentially driving mass migration. Closer regional co-operation and management of shared water resources could lessen the potential for people to migrate.

News from the CEO

  • 28 June 2016
    What’s Next?

    The National Treasury will determine how much SA President Zuma must repay for upgrades to his Nkandla property on 28 June. The Permanent Court of Arbitration will hand down its decision on the Philippines-China South China Sea dispute by 7 July.

  • 3 June 2016

    The Perth-based Walk Free Foundation’s team, headed by Andrew Forrest, is to be commended for the publication of their flagship research report.  It is a must read.  The 2016 Global Slavery Index.

  • 2 June 2016
    What’s Next?

    Events that may influence the next week's research: The 154th session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation Council continues in Rome until 3 June. The fifteenth annual Shangri-La Dialogue will be held in Singapore from 3-5 June.

  • 25 May 2016
    What’s Next?

    Events that may influence the next week's research: 25 May is Africa Day. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation Council will hold its 154th session in Rome from 30 May to 3 June.


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