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Archive for January, 2015

The Parched Tiger: India’s Unpredictible Water Resources

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), interesting analysis of India’s water challenge:   Because of its massive river systems and variety of climates, India is not always the first country that comes to mind when considering water stress issues, but the emerging regional powerhouse is still an agrarian society at its core. This already inefficient sector […]

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The Parched Tiger: Water Use Reform Will Be Difficult for Fractured India

Via STRATFOR (subscription required), analysis of the difficulty facing India in water reform: Because of its massive river systems and variety of climates, India is not always the first country that comes to mind when considering water stress issues, but the emerging regional powerhouse is still an agrarian society at its core. This already inefficient […]

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Meltdown In Tibet

Via the Daily Pioneer, a review of an interesting book entitled Meltdown in Tibet: André Malraux, the famous French Philosopher and General de Gaulle’s Culture Minister once said, ‘The 21st century will be spiritual or will not be’. Without denying the role that spirituality can play in the present planetary crisis, it is obvious that […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: A New Look At Sino-India Water Wars

Via Eurasia Review, one observer’s commentary that the Sino-India ‘water wars’ narrative has been overblown and there is a need for a better understanding of China’s intent: For years, Indian security analysts, most notably Dr. Brahma Chellaney, have been warning of the coming water wars between India and China. While water issues could emerge as […]

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World Economic Forum Ranks Water Crises as Top Global Risk

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a report on a recent WEF ranking of water as the top global risk: Though much of India is water-rich, the country hasn’t invested nearly enough in public water supply, transport, or treatment. Millions of India’s urban residents, including this man in New Delhi, draw their water from hand pumps […]

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The Age Of Hydro-Diplomacy

Via Nature.com, commentary on the potential for shared management of water as a means to achieve regional co­operation and conflict prevention: The world is experiencing a surge of water-related crises. The eastern basin of the Aral Sea dried up completely in August, for the first time in 600 years. California has experienced an unprecedented three-year […]

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