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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, 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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The Parched Tiger: Is India Sharing The Ganga’s water fairly?

Via Third Pole, a look at the impact on Bangladesh when India does not comply with the 1996 water-sharing treaty: Officially, India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers, but that number is currently under review. Between 10 to 16 additional rivers are now being considered for designation as transboundary rivers, according to the Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services, an […]

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The Parched Tiger: Where Is The Teesta’s Water?

Via Third, some detailed background on the Teesta river in West Bengal and Sikkim, a simmering flashpoint to the relationship between India and Bangladesh: The debate over sharing the waters of the Teesta river has become critical to the relationship between Bangladesh and India. Rising in the eastern Himalayas, the Teesta flows through two […]

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