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Archive for June, 2018

Pakistan’s Water Crisis: Facts and Myths

Via South Asia Investor, analysis of Pakistan’s water crisis: Pakistan is believed to be in the midst of a water crisis that is said to pose an existential threat to the country. These assertions raise a whole series of questions on the source of the crisis and possible solutions to deal with it. The New Water Policy […]

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The Parched Tiger: India Suffering Worst Water Crisis In Its History

Courtesy of IWA’s The Source magazine, an article on India’s water crisis: A nationally unprecedented water crisis threatens the lives of millions in India, according to the National Institute for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) think tank. Around 600 million people suffer under high to extreme water stress, and two hundred thousand die every year due to inadequate […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: China’s Water Wars

Via East Asia Forum, commentary on China’s water stress: China is often thought of as a country that suppresses internal conflicts, usually to great effect. But there are a number of notable exceptions and, of these, conflicts over water are perhaps the most intriguing. While China is by some definitions water-scarce, its domestic and international […]

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The Parched Tiger: Could Healthy Competition between States Help Solve India’s Water Crisis?

Via Future Directions International, a look at how a new Water Index may foster water efficiency competition and co-operation between states: The National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, a government-affiliated think tank, released a report stating that India is currently facing the worst water crisis in its history and if steps are not taken to […]

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As Army Takes Over the Spigots, Thirsty Venezuelans Forced To Pay

Via Bloomberg, a report on Venezuela where – as the system falls apart – water has become a luxury item: To arrive at the El Paraiso water-filling station in Caracas by sunrise, Rigoberto Sanchez wakes before 4 a.m. Hours later, his tanker is in a slow-moving line with a dozen others. Only two of the 10 pumps […]

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Water: A Source Of Prosperity For Central Asia?

Via the Times of Central Asia, an article on the potential for water to help Central Asia develop: As Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe on June 20-21 hosted the High-Level International Conference Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028, we are publishing the following opinion article by Cyril Muller, the World Bank’s Regional Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, who […]

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