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Archive for June, 2012

Managing South Asia’s Himalayan Rivers

Via East Asia Forum, an article on the issues of managing south Asia’s rivers: The great Himalayan rivers of South Asia, particularly the Ganges and Brahmaputra, have been the subject of five decades of discussion between governments of the region. While the discussions have continued, these rivers have contributed, through flood and drought, to the […]

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Mumbai, Delhi Lead in Need for Water

Via BusinessWeek, an article on a report forecasting future water demand in the world’s largest cities.  As the article notes: Mumbai and New Delhi, India’s most populous cities, may experience the biggest increase in demand for water among the world’s largest cities from 2010 to 2025, the McKinsey Global Institute said today. Water demand in […]

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Water Pacts Re-Examined Amid Arab Spring

Via Terra Daily, a look at water stress in the Middle East: Amid the profound political changes sweeping the Arab world, there are moves to rewrite contentious water-sharing agreements that are becoming a major source of friction in the Middle East as water supplies shrink. In May, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki warned his neighbors, […]

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The Parched Tiger: Delhi Water Crisis Grows

Via The Times of India, another report on the country’s water crisis: Haryana has tightened the water squeeze on Delhi. On Wednesday, it curtailed supply to the capital’s Wazirabad pond where the level fell from the mandated 674.5 feet to 672.8 feet. The city has been reeling under shortage of water since two weeks back […]

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The Parched Tiger: Water … Luxury Vs Scarcity?

Via The Economic Times of India, a look at water stress in India: What do Varanasi, Goa, Chikmagalur, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Delhi, Hubli, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Allahabad, Vasco, Tirumala, Bhubaneshwar, Nagpur and a lot of other towns and cities in India have in common? They all suffer from acute water shortages that only get worse in […]

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South Sudan Will Join Nile Basin Initiative

Via OOSKAnews, a report that South Sudan will join the Nile Basin Initiative: Africa’s newest state, South Sudan, will join the Nile Basin Initiative next month, Egyptian government officials said on June 6. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the officials said South Sudan will become the 11th full-fledged member of the regional organization during the […]

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