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Drought Lays Bare Morocco’s Vulnerabilities

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a look at how drought impacts Morocco: While declining rainfall is a problem across the Maghreb region of northwest Africa, this year’s ongoing spring and summer drought is hitting Morocco’s agricultural sector particularly hard. The drought will weaken the strategic objectives of the Moroccan government’s agricultural investment plan, which prioritizes […]

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The Parched Tiger: Pipe Dreams – Why Interlinking Ken-Betwa Will Not Solve Bundelkhand’s Water Crisis

Via IndiaSpend, a report on Each day, Gulab Singh, a 55-year-old farmer from Uttar Pradesh’s Banda district, asks himself if he made the right choice. A devastating drought hit his home in the central Indian region of Bundelkhand around a decade ago. Stretching over three years from 2005 to 2008, it dried the region’s wells, […]

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The Rio Grande: A River Runs Dry

Via New Mexico Political Report, an article on the Rio Grande: Albuquerque residents coping with the COVID-19 pandemic have flocked to the Rio Grande this spring and summer in droves, said John Fleck, director of the Water Resources Program at the University of New Mexico. “What we’re seeing in Albuquerque is stunning. People are in […]

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Using Technology and Markets To Solve Water Scarcity In post-Soviet States

Via Smart Water Magazine, a look at how technology and modern market mechanisms can solve water scarcity in post-Soviet states: Uzbekistan is an incredibly dry country, receiving an annual rainfall of just 100 to 300 mm. Nevertheless, Uzbek farmers have managed to significantly increase productivity since the early 1990s, raising the availability of diverse foods […]

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Can Arab League Push Ethiopia To Delay Filling Of Nile Dam?

Via Al-Monitor, an article on how – while Arab foreign ministers called on Ethiopia to refrain from filling the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam next month without prior agreement with Egypt and Sudan – many Arab experts and observers believe this position must be translated into action to support Egypt and Sudan in their dispute with Ethiopia: Arab […]

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Water: National Security Challenge For Pakistan

Via Pakistan’s Frontier Post, commentary on the water security challenge facing Pakistan: South Asia is home to around quarter of the world’s population and also one of the most water stressed regions in the world. In South Asia, Pakistan is facing a distressing decrease in water resources and yet authorities in Pakistan are unable or […]

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