Defining the Geopolitics of a Thirsty WorldSM
Tehran: Over-Extraction of Water Threatens Iranian Capital

Via EurekAlert, a look at Tehran’s water scarcity crisis: Iran has a water problem. The reserves in many groundwater basins there have been severely depleted. For the last forty years, the country has invested a lot in the agricultural sector and has been striving to be independent in its food supply. In order to cover […]

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The Parched Tiger: Groundwater Scarcity, Pollution Set India on Perilous Course

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a detailed report on how drained and contaminated aquifers contribute to India’s “worst water crisis: Doula Village lies 55 kilometers (34 miles) northeast of New Delhi on a flat expanse of Uttar Pradesh farmland close to the Hindon River. Until the 1980s Doula Village’s residents, then numbering 7,000, and its […]

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Bangladesh: Development Threatened by Worsening Water Quality

Via Future Directions International, a look at Bangladesh’s water challenges: Bangladesh has experienced remarkable growth over the last decade, propelling itself from one of the world’s most impoverished countries, to one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It has made impressive steps in poverty reduction, improving health and education and has reduced infant and […]

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The Parched Tiger: Chennai’s Water Scarcity

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a report on Chennai’s efforts and need to clean up its desperately polluted water sources and address its endemic water scarcity: With its expansive sand beaches along the Bay of Bengal, magnificent Western Ghats mountain range, and thriving cities — including this capital city of finance, manufacturing, and technology — Tamil […]

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Scientists Reveal Substantial Water Loss In Global Landlocked Regions

Via Phys.org, details of a recent report showing recent water storage in global landlocked basins has undergone a widespread decline: This illustration shows terrestrial water storage changes in global endorheic basins from GRACE satellite observations, April 2002 to March 2016. In the top image, terrestrial water storage trends — in millimeters of equivalent water …more Along […]

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Climate Shocks and Humanitarian Crises: Which Countries Are Most At Risk?

Courtesy of Foreign Affairs, a look at which countries are most at risk from climate shocks: Wildfires in the western United States and hurricanes on the East Coast captured media attention this summer and fall. But throughout 2018, weather events also had devastating humanitarian consequences in developing countries, from immense floods in the Indian state […]

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