People wade through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai on September 23. Photo: AFP People wade through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai on September 23. Photo: AFP
People wade through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai on September 23. Photo: AFP
Akash Sahu
Opinion

Opinion

Akash Sahu

How climate change and bad water policies threaten Asia’s security and prosperity

  • Increasing water scarcity across the Indo-Pacific will exacerbate geopolitical competition and conflicts over resources while creating impediments to economic growth
  • Excessive groundwater extraction is the top threat to sustainability, with China, India and Pakistan forecast to be responsible for 86 per cent of Asia’s withdrawals by 2050

People wade through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai on September 23. Photo: AFP People wade through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai on September 23. Photo: AFP
People wade through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai on September 23. Photo: AFP
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Akash Sahu

Akash Sahu

Akash Sahu is a researcher in Indo-Pacific geopolitics and Southeast Asian studies. Currently, he works as research assistant at Kubernein Initiative, a Mumbai-based geopolitical advisory firm.