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Archive for October, 2014

The Thirsty Dragon: Water Over Energy Security In China

Via China Water Risk, an interesting interview with Li Junfeng, one of China’s most prominent advocates of renewable energy, actively addressing the importance of water security in the public. He is currently the Director General of National Center of Climate Change Strategy Research and the former Deputy Director of the Energy Research Institute at China’s […]

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Political Dimensions Of Iran’s Water Crisis

Via CRIA Views, a report on Iran’s water crisis: The Islamic Republic of Iran is facing a new threat to its national security: shortage of water resources. For the first time in Iran’s history, high-ranking government officials, including President Rouhani, Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri, and Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian, have declared Iran’s water crisis as […]

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Preventing Water Wars: Building Bridges Over Water Disputes

Via The Guardian, a look at how legal and diplomatic policies may help countries to navigate dramatic reductions in water levels that could lead to conflict: The River Nile flows past eleven countries including Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya Fifty years ago, Lake Chad in Africa had a surface area of 25,000 square kilometres. Today, […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Plan To Link Rivers To Ensure Water Supply

Courtesy of Future Directions International, a look at India’s plan to link rivers as part of a revived national inter-basin water transfer project: India’s current water challenge is well documented. The country extracts 230 cubic kilometres of groundwater every year and faces critical water shortages and environmental degradation, caused by groundwater over-extraction and pollution. India […]

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