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Mother and child from Cambodia. Photo by the author.

Menstrual Hygiene Management: A taboo that must be broken!

Unforgettable—that’s how I would describe the moment I raised the issue of menstrual hygiene management with project teams and government officials in Southeast Asia. Shocked and stunned—they looked down at their shoes closely inspecting remnants of their breakfast from earlier in the day.

Anupma Jain

On willingness to pay for water

Willingness to pay for water has been and will continue to be a challenge.  The average consumer would prioritize their expenditures, and like it or not, water isn’t on the top of that priority list. 

Photo by Lester V. Ledesma for ADB 2011.

Walking the walk on a green future

The scale of urbanization in Asia over the past few decades has been truly astonishing and there is no sign of it stopping. In the next 20 years, another 1.1 billion people in the region will call cities their home.

ADB in Stockholm ― World Water Week 2013

The Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) is the leading annual gathering on water issues, bringing together technical specialists, political leaders, private sector actors, civil society, researchers and students. 

Managing floods in a changing climate for a green future

Climate change, population growth, and urbanization are bringing some of the greatest challenges of our time. Just a few days ago we experienced one of the most powerful storms in history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines, killing thousands.

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