Oct 22, 2014

Problems found at 201 river flood control dams across Japan

Japan’s Board of Audit said it has found problems with 201 flood-control dams on creeks and rivers across the country, which could make them ineffective in a crisis. The board urged the land ministry to take steps to resolve the problems, noting that some ...

Sep 12, 2014

Co-opt the water hegemon

by Brahma Chellaney

The vast majority of the 57 transnational river basins in continental Asia have no water-sharing arrangement or any other cooperative mechanism — a troubling reality amid the already strained political relations in several Asian sub-regions.

Jul 9, 2013

Kanto may face water shortage

by Tomohiro Osaki

The early end to this year’s rainy season has put the Kanto region at risk of a water shortage this summer, with record-low water levels reported Tuesday at dams along the Tone River, the government is warning. Total water reserves at eight dams along ...