The Mataniko River floodplain at Koa Hill, Solomon Islands, after the April 2014 flood. Many houses were completely washed away and several lives were lost. (Photo: Alan McNeil, Solomon Islands…

Simone Esler, Dr Stephen Yeo, Felix Taaffe |

Surrounded by water, Nanngu’s taps have been without drinking water for the past 20 years. With the throttle at full tilt, the boat cut through the surf, spraying salt water into the air.  Around…

Evan Wasuka |

On World Toilet Day, it’s time Pacific leaders start talking toilets

Alyse Schrecongost, Katherine Wong |

It’s been an unusually severe rainy season in some parts of Lao PDR, with several typhoons passing over after making landfall in Vietnam.  Thailand is also severely hit, with Bangkok bracing…

William Rex |

In some villages in Laos, a household of six people live on US$320 a year, living with whatever means their environment offers them.

Nanda Gasparini |

Most of us in the development community are aware that proper water and sanitation services are crucial for life and health. Proper sanitation especially can decrease the instances and spread of…

Jaehyang So |

There are two types of people in the world. Those with whom mosquitoes fall passionately in love, and those to whom mosquitoes turn only as a last resort. I unfortunately am one of the former, and…

William Rex |

So the last couple of days have been – how should I put it? – intense.

Nanda Gasparini |

About a couple of months ago I took over as the team leader of the Nam Theun 2 Social and Environment project  and am joining Nanda to blog about the project.

William Rex |