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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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The Parched Tiger: Mumbai’s Water Levels

Via The Hindustan Times, a report on Mumbai’s water crisis: The seven lakes that supply water to Mumbai have shown slight increase in water stock as water level reached 37.36% on Wednesday morning, up from 34.95% useful water content on Tuesday morning. The water level in the lakes was 89.96% this time last year. The […]

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The Parched Tiger: Mumbai Water Supply Levels Decline for a Third Year

Via Future Directions International, a report on Mumbai’s water challenge: Mumbai, a city of 20 million on the west coast of India, often experiences considerable water supply challenges, especially in the month before the start of the annual monsoon. At the end of June 2019, the city’s water supply was barely enough to meet demand for […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Tensions with China-Pakistan Can Derail India’s Fragile Water Treaties

Via The Print, commentary on how the recent tension with Nepal, misunderstanding with Bhutan and border clash with China show that India can no longer create policy of long-term water security in isolation: As India’s neighbourhood goes through a turmoil, with underlying fault lines exposed by the coronavirus pandemic and a deepening economic crisis, there is […]

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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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COVID-19 Hits Bhutan-India Water Cooperation

Via Third, a report on how Bhutanese officials are scrambling to restore irrigation channels after farmers were thwarted by India’s sealed border: In Baksa district of Assam in north-east India, right next to the Bhutan border, hundreds of farmers held a demonstration this month. They alleged that Bhutan had blocked the flow of water from […]

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