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Archive for June, 2019

The Parched Tiger: Time To Reboot The Water-Sharing Pact Between Pakistan and India?

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a report on the Indus Water Treaty’s efficacy and how well it reflects current realities: Severe water shortages and the prospect of a delayed monsoon season that fails to deliver enough rain will push water management up India’s priority list. India is unlikely to withdraw from the Indus Water Treaty, which has governed […]

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The Water Future Of Earth’s ‘Third Pole’

Via Eurasia Review, a look at the water future of the Himalaya: Himalaya. Karakoram. Hindu Kush. The names of Asia’s high mountain ranges conjure up adventure to those living far away, but for more than a billion people, these are the names of their most reliable water source. Snow and glaciers in these mountains contain […]

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Impact of Pakistan’s Drought On Agriculture

Via Pakistan’s Technology Times, a look at the nation’s water scarcity challenges and their impact on agricultural production: One of the major issues in Pakistan is water shortage and due to extreme climate change and global warming water issue will be more critical situation in coming future. Our next purpose is to aware people towards […]

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The Parched Tiger: Dry Lakebeds and Fights For Water In South India

Via Terra Daily, an update on south India’s drought crisis: Angry residents fight in queues at water taps, lakes have been turned into barren moonscapes and restaurants are cutting back on meals as the worst drought in living memory grips India’s Chennai. The hunt for water in south India’s main city has become an increasingly […]

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Iran: Running Out Of Water

Via The Iran Project, brief commentary on Iran’s water scarcity crisis: Water-intensive lifestyle, lack of long-term plans to efficiently use the limited water resources, inadequate investment to develop water infrastructure and sacrificing national interest at the altar of personal gain are among visible reasons why pleas, plans and proposals to use less water across all […]

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The Parched Tiger: Why India Must Get Its Act Together On Water Diplomacy

Via Brahma Chellaney, interesting commentary on the need for India to activate more efforts around water diplomacy: Narendra Modi’s rise as the dominant force in Indian politics cannot obscure the daunting foreign-policy challenges he faces, including on transnational water issues. For example, communist-ruled Nepal’s tilt towards China is apparent not only from the mandatory Mandarin in many […]

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