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Archive for February, 2012

Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Engage In Water Dialogue

Via Terra Daily, an article extolling the need for dialogue between China and India over water issues: China’s move to extensively dam the Yarlung-Brahmaputra as it flows through Tibet and its intention to also divert the river came into sharp focus at a conference here Monday with more than one expert saying New Delhi should […]

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Thirsty UAE Bans Exports of Precious Groundwater

Via the Gulf News, a report that the United Arab Emirates has banned the export of groundwater: Abu Dhabi will no longer be sharing their precious groundwater. The Ministerial Service Council has banned the export of groundwater due to a decline in its levels in the country. The ban was taken at the council’s meeting […]

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Thirsty Pakistan: Going With The Flow

Courtesy of The Economist, a detailed look at the water issues troubling Pakistan.  As the article notes: “FOR MILLIONS SUFFERING the misery of the past two years’ floods it must seem the cruellest of jokes, but Pakistan is one of the world’s most arid countries. Average annual rainfall is less than 240mm, and the total […]

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Taking Water For Granted?

Via TaKaDu’s corporate blog, a quick summary of water risk measures: The world is starting to realize that water is not an infinite good. The risks related to water supply, considering the fact that water is a finite resource while global demand is constantly growing, is gaining more and more attention. Several respectable organizations have […]

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Will An Ancient Mega Lake Bring Peace to Sudan?

Courtesy of The Green Prophet, a report on an ancient underground lake that may help ease Sudan’s water stress:   Can mega well bring peace to Sudan? At least 300,000 people died and almost three million were displaced by the Darfur conflict in Sudan. Egyptian-American geologist Farouk El-Baz believes that limited access to water is […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: South – North Project To Begin Operating In 2013

Via Terra Daily, a report that China’s South-North water project will begin operating in 2013.  As the article notes: A massive project to divert water from China’s south to its drought-prone north — which has seen hundreds of thousands of people relocated — will become partly operational next year, state media reported. The South-North Water […]

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