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What’s Causing Iran’s Water Shortages?

Via the BBC, a look at what is causing Iran’s water shortages: Protests in Iran against a range of grievances – including a severe lack of water and power blackouts – have drawn attention to the country’s wider water problems. Experts have raised concerns about the situation for many years, so what’s to blame for […]

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Drought-Stricken Southern Angola Battles Food, Water Shortages

Via Africa News, a report on southern Angola’s drought crisis: Huila Province, Southern Angola. Months of no rain have sucked life out of the vast region and brought communities to near starvation. People have to trek several kilometers to find water or fruits, for which they have to compete with wildlife. Angola’s government recently started […]

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Crimea ‘Water War’ Opens New Front in Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on how Moscow’s struggle to supply water to a Crimean peninsula annexed in 2014 has become latest flashpoint: When a cyclone drenched Crimea in rainfall last month, rivers burst their banks and thousands of people in the Russia-annexed peninsula had to be evacuated from the floods. The silver lining […]

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Iran Facing ‘Water Bankruptcy’

Via Thomson Reuters Foundation, a look at how poor rainfall in Iran this year highlights challenges in providing enough water and energy, adapting to a hotter climate and preventing mass migration: * Drought leaves many Iranians without water, power * Climate change and poor policies behind shortages * Lack of action could drive migration from […]

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The Politics Of The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Via The Eurasia Review, a look at the politics of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: On 5 July 2021, Ethiopia informed Egypt and Sudan that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia is undergoing its second filling. Cairo once again took the matter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The […]

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What Is Causing Lake Balkhash To Shrink?

Via the Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting, an article on Lake Balkhash in Kazakhstan: Balkhash, the largest lake in Kazakhstan (14th in the world), could dry up and repeat the fate of the Aral Sea due to China’s intensive water withdrawal, unsustainable agriculture and the effects of climate change. How does Kazakhstan solve the problem […]

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