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Arsenic and the Ganges Delta: Water Crisis in Bangladesh

Via Future Directions International, an article on Bangladesh which – in the face of a water crisis started by arsenic poisoning of groundwater and further compounded by climate change-induced salinity – must act swiftly to prevent a future surge of climate refugees: Bangladesh’s supply of potable water has been steadily eroded, as a combination of extreme […]

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The Parched Tiger: India Must Settle the Teesta River Dispute With Bangladesh for Lasting Gains

Via The Diplomat, an article on India’s Teesta River dispute with Bangladesh: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently concluded his visit to Bangladesh after participating in celebrations commemorating the 50th year of Bangladeshi independence and the centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman amidst much fanfare. While the visit reaffirmed his long-standing commitment to a ”Neighborhood First” […]

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The Parched Tiger: India, Bangladesh Expand Water Cooperation

Via the Daily Excelsior, an article on efforts by India and Bangladesh to expand water cooperation: India and Bangladesh have agreed to expand cooperation across the entire gamut of water resources issues, including framework for sharing of river waters, mitigation of pollution, river bank protection, flood management, basin management, according to an official statement on Wednesday. […]

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Safe Water costs 40 Times More In Coastal Bangladesh Than Cities

Courtesy of The Third Pole, a report on how water in coastal Bangladesh is increasingly undrinkable as sea level rise caused by climate change turns water sources saline: Twice a week, 50-year-old Brajasundari loads a collection of jerrycans onto a pedal cart, climbs aboard and travels three kilometres from her village Kanchrahati to buy water. […]

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Bangladesh A Winner in India-China Rivalry, But Water Dispute Settlement Still A Long Way Off

Via Future Directions International, a report on Bangladesh’s efforts to capitalize on India and China’s competition for influence to help address the nation’s water issues: Despite the concerns of environmentalists and of the Indian authorities, the government of Bangladesh is considering a Chinese proposal to dredge and embank much of the Teesta River. The proposal is one of […]

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No Water Sharing Between India and Bangladesh

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the prospect of water sharing between India and Bangladesh: As the current state of affairs stands, there is no water sharing between India and Bangladesh. Only the “husband” India would have the right to have it all (just as Sheikh Hasina also would have it all in terms of her […]

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