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Liquidity Crisis – Does Asia Have Enough Water To Develop?

Via China Water Risk, a detailed look at Asia’s water crisis: Asia faces serious and urgent water challenges ahead. Already today, two of its most populous countries, India and China, are water stressed and rampant water pollution from decades of rapid development has only further exacerbated water scarcity. Meanwhile, across the continent, water infrastructure, albeit […]

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The Parched Tiger: Delhi’s Plan to Overcome Polluted Water Supplies

Via Future Directions International, a report on Delhi’s plan to overcome polluted and increasingly scarce water supplies: Delhi, the land-locked capital of India, is facing acute water shortages that have sparked several protests in recent months. Delhi has little access to freshwater and gets its main supplies from a river controlled by neighbouring cities. This, […]

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As Andean Glaciers Retreat, So Does Regional Security

Via the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat, a look at the impact retreating glaciers is having upon water – and overall – security in South America: Last month, Bolivia filed a counterclaim against Chile in the International Court of Justice—the latest salvo in their battle over rights to the waters of the Silala River. The court will decide […]

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With Aral’s Death Irreversible, Central Asian Leaders Shift Focus to Setting a Market Price for Water

Via Window on Eurasia, a report on discussions of water sharing and use in Central Asia: For most of the past 25 years, the issue of saving the Aral Sea has dominated all discussions of water sharing and use in Central Asia. But now that the death of that sea has become irreversible, the leaders of […]

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Iraq and Iran Dam Co-operation Could Signal Positive Change, but Long-Term Solutions are Necessary to Solve the Water Crisis

Via Future Directions International, a look at positive signals of cooperation between Iraq and Iran over water: On 25 July, the Iraqi Minister of Transport, Kazem Finjan al-Hamami announced that Iran has agreed to co-operate on the construction of a new dam on the Shatt al-Arab River. The move has come as Iraq has sought measures to […]

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Afghanistan and Iran: Helmand River Tension

Via Ariana News Afghanistan, a report on Helmand River tension between Afghanistan and Iran: Following comments by the Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Afghanistan Helmand River, the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affaris (MoFA) said border waters dispute with Iran will be solved without any political pressures. Jawad Zarif has recently declared that Iran […]

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