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Archive for February, 2017

Mexico City: Parched and Sinking, Faces A Crisis

Courtesy of the New York Times, a report on how climate change is threatening to push Mexico’s crowded capital toward a breaking point: On bad days, you can smell the stench from a mile away, drifting over a nowhere sprawl of highways and office parks. When the Grand Canal was completed, at the end of […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Tech Capital Looks For Answers To Water Shortage

Via Eco-Business, an interesting look at an innovative programme seeks to stop the tap from running out on India’s growing tech sector: Bengaluru, a city of 11 million, formerly known as Bangalore, is home to India’s software giants and its startups, as well as multinationals such as Samsung, Oracle and Amazon.?com. The growing tech sector symbolises urban India’s upward […]

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Mekong Fisheries Threatened By Chinese Dams

Via China Dialogue, a look at the impact that Chinese dams are causing on the Mekong: Large dams on the Mekong River in China’s Yunnan province have considerable impacts on downstream river flows. This is shown by new research by myself and colleagues at Aalto University in Finland, and published recently in the Journal of Hydropower. The Mekong […]

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Will Central Asia Fight Over Water Resources?

Via Forbes, a look at Central Asia’s water pressure: Water has always been a major cause of wars and border conflicts in the Central Asian region. For being one of the greatest geographical regions, Central Asia has limited water resources. Modern history of the region has been fueled with various ethnic and territorial clashes. Apparently, […]

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The Parched Tiger: Tamil Nadu’s Struggle With Severe Water Stress

Via New Security Beat, a detailed look at Tamil Nadu’s struggle with Severe water stress: Among the 75 government agencies that manage and regulate this bewitching and often impassioned nation, there is no Ministry of the Future. There should be. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, has stirred a buying spree, coaxing domestic and international investors to […]

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The Parched Tiger: Desalination Is Not The Solution to Southern India’s Water Stress

Via Future Directions International, a look at desalination’s potential to stave off India’s water woes: The long-running drought in southern India appears likely to continue into the early months of 2017. All 32 districts in Tamil Nadu have been declared drought-affected with annual rainfall between 35 and 80 per cent below average in 2016. Both the south-west […]

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