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Dhaka ‘should not use groundwater for the next 15/20 years’

Via The Daily Star, a look at Dhaka’s groundwater crisis: The depletion of groundwater table in Dhaka has made water crisis in the city acute, especially during the dry season. What are the reasons behind this? We have conducted many research studies in the last 15/20 years and have found that Dhaka’s groundwater table has […]

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Water Dangers In South Asia

Via the Third Pole, a detailed look at how – with glacier retreat, permafrost melt, and extreme rainfall events – the countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas have to start cooperating far more closely, or pay a huge price: Water in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is going through large and dramatic changes, caused […]

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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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India, Bangladesh and Three Dying Rivers

Via Third Pole.net, a sobering look at how dam building and pollution have turned three south Asian transboundary rivers into dirty sludge, unable to sustain life: Gurudayal Haldar, 62, has been a fisherman for the past five decades in Balurghat, in the Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal. He depends on the Atreyee River to […]

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Teesta: A Hungry River

Via Third Pole, an article on how a series of dams and the effects of climate change have deeply undermined food security for the people living along the Teesta river in India and Bangladesh: About ten years ago, people in the small village of Gajoldoba on India’s stretch of the transboundary Teesta River started noticing […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: China and India Water ‘Dispute’ After Border Stand-Off

Via the BBC, a report on an emerging dispute between China and India over water: China and India may have defused a potential border conflict but the stand-off seems to have led to dispute over another contentious issue: water. Delhi says it has not received any hydrological – the scientific study of the movement, distribution […]

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