Punjab has become the first state in the country to introduce environment education as a compulsory subject for all classes from I to XII in the state.
This video features the Asian Development Bank's work to help rebuild Aceh, Indonesia two years after the Indian Ocean tsunami.
Severe water scarcity presents the single biggest threat to future food production. Even now many freshwater sources-underground aquifers and rivers--are stressed beyond their limits.
Developing Asia as a whole has taken remarkable strides since the food crises of the 1960s. Improvements in food security, poverty reduction, and per capita income initiated by the Green Revolution have been substantial and lasting.
The remote island countries of Kiribati and Tonga in the Pacific rely mainly on fragile groundwater aquifers for fresh water. But groundwater sources just below the surface are highly vulnerable to pollution and salt water intrusion, as populations grow and concentrate in urban areas.