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Asit K. Biswas

Asit K. Biswas

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Asit K. Biswas is Visiting Professor of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, Chairman of Water Management International Pte. Ltd. in Singapore, and co-founder of the Third World Center for Water Management. He was a founder of the International Water Resources Association and World Water Council.

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  1. A COVID-19 Bridge Over Troubled Water?
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    A COVID-19 Bridge Over Troubled Water?

    Jul 20, 2020 Cecilia Tortajada & Asit K. Biswas consider how the pandemic could accelerate progress toward universal access to clean water supplies.

  2. The Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility
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    The Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility

    Dec 9, 2019 Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada examine the country's progress on implementing environmental, social, and governance standards.

  3. China Should Lead on Air Pollution
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    China Should Lead on Air Pollution

    Jun 6, 2019 Asit K. Biswas & Kris Hartley call on policymakers to use the country's advantages to set the global standard for sustainable urbanization.

  4. Africa’s Manmade Water Crisis
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    Africa’s Manmade Water Crisis

    Feb 20, 2018 Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada see crucial lessons for the continent's cities in the imminent shutdown of Cape Town's piped network.

  5. A Chinese Model for Foreign Aid
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    A Chinese Model for Foreign Aid

    Oct 17, 2017 Asit K. Biswas & Kris Hartley argue that with the US and Europe cutting development spending, Chinese leadership has become indispensable.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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