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Archive for August, 2019

The Parched Tiger: Whither Flows India’s Water? The Geopolitics of India’s Water Woes

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), transcript of an interview on  0:00-0:18 Hello, I’m Eugene Chausovsky, a Senior Eurasia Analyst at Stratfor, and this podcast is brought to you by Stratfor Worldview, our premier digital publication for objective geopolitical intelligence and analyses. Individual, team, and enterprise memberships are available at worldview.stratfor.com/subscribe. 0:24-0:42 India, if it was […]

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Drought and Unrest Push Residents Out of Central America’s Dry Corridor

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a report on the impact of drought in Central America: Residents of Central America’s Dry Corridor are at a crossroads: stay in the drought-stricken region, where food insecurity and violence are rampant, or migrate.  Running along the Pacific Coast, the Dry Corridor includes parts of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and […]

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Egypt Declares Water Emergency As Precaution

Via Al Monitor, an article on Egypt’s water crisis: Though water-scarce Egypt is on the verge of flood season, Cairo has declared a state of emergency due to a decline in water flow from last year. Yet water experts say the country is in good enough shape because of its reserves and water conservation measures.  “The job of […]

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Mekong River Strikes Another Record Low

Via The Diplomat, a report on the Mekong’s plight: In recent weeks, the Mekong River, one of the world’s longest and largest rivers, which has been under peril due to a confluence of development, demographic, and geopolitical pressures, has been at its lowest levels in a century. Dams upstream are holding back much needed water amid […]

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The Parched Tiger: ‘We Can’t Waste a Drop.’ India Is Running Out of Water.

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a look at how population growth, modernization and climate change has spawned a resource crisis and trouble in a remote Himalayan region in India: The Ladakh region of northern India is one of the world’s highest, driest inhabited places. For centuries, meltwater from winter snows in the Himalayan mountains sustained […]

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The Parched Tiger: Climate Change, Groundwater & Agriculture In India

Via China Water Risk, an interesting report on groundwater in India: India is the largest groundwater user at 25%; in the 1970s groundwater irrigation & other tech sparked the Green Revolution that is linked to the country’s food security but can this continue? Over-extraction has compromised India’s climate resilience & rainfall variability is making the […]

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