Stories from the Asia Water Wire Off the Press Soon

'Stories from the Asia Water Wire' is a compilation water and development articles written by journalists in 2005 and 2006 and featured in the Asia Water Wire (

'Stories from the Asia Water Wire', produced by IPS Asia-Pacific Center Foundation Inc ( ), will be off the press soon.

The book is a compilation of articles written in 2005 and 2006 as part of a series about water and development. Most of the stories in the Asia Water Wire ( are the product of reporting on the ground by local journalists, many of whom attended a series of water workshops by the Asian Development Bank in the last few years.

From feature articles about the miracle that clean water is to the battle to save the shrinking Aral Sea, from pieces that chronicle villagers' homegrown solutions to water woes to their worries about planned dams, 'Stories from the Asia Water Wire' offers rich, diverse snapshots of what water means for those who live in the world's most populous continent.

The Asia Water Wire is one among several media projects of IPS Asia-Pacific, the regional foundation that is part of the IPS-Inter Press Service international group. IPS focuses its news coverage on the events and global processes affecting the economic, social and political development of peoples and nations. Apart from producing stories for the IPS World Service (, IPS Asia-Pacific also has a range of work in media development, specialised reporting and training, ranging from media fellowships, websites to the production of independent conference newspapers.

IPS Asia-Pacific Center Foundation Inc is a non-profit foundation with offices in Bangkok, Manila, and a bureau in New Delhi. Email: [email protected]'.

Published: 13 Feb 2007


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