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Asia’s Great Rivers: Climate Crisis, Pollution Put Billions At Risk

Via Terra Daily, a report on the potential risk facing Asia’s great rivers: The year is 2100. The glaciers of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region — the world’s “Third Pole” — are vanishing as the planet warms, the ice that once fed the great rivers of Asia is all but lost, and with it much of […]

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The Parched Tiger: To Help India’s Water Crisis, Overhaul Irrigation

Via India Climate Dialogue, a report on the tight link between India’s water crisis and wasteful flood irrigation, free electricity to farmers, and lack of remunerative pricing: The 2019 South Asian summer monsoon is late, slow and inadequate so far. If it makes up somewhat for lost time, those 55% of Indian farmers who do […]

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The Parched Tiger: Water In India – Not A Crisis, A Management Problem

Via The Hindu, an interview with the Managing Director of a leading pump manufacturer providing commentary on India’s water crisis: Managing director, INDO Region, of Grundfos Pumps India says Mumbai and its Mayor should start thinking of an alternative as building a new city now will take 30 years Grundfos, the world’s largest pump manufacturer […]

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The Indus: The Most Important and Vulnerable ‘Water Tower’

Via The Guardian, an article on the 1.9 billion people at risk from mountain water shortages in the Himalaya: A quarter of the world’s population are at risk of water supply problems as mountain glaciers, snow-packs and alpine lakes are run down by global heating and rising demand, according to an international study. The first inventory of high-altitude […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Water Supply Agency Declares Chennai Water Secure

Via Future Directions International, commentary on a recent declaration that Chennai is water secure: Chennai, the capital city of the southern Indian province of Tamil Nadu, experienced its worst water crisis in 30 years in 2019. It draws most of its water from four reservoirs that are usually filled by the annual monsoon. The 2018 monsoon brought […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Tibet’s Rivers Will Determine Asia’s Future

Via The Diplomat, a look at the dawn of a new era of building dams on the Yarlung Tsangpo, where countless lives and ecosystems are being risked in the name of “development” and geopolitics: Over the last seven decades, the People’s Republic of China has constructed more than 87,000 dams. Collectively they generate 352.26 GW of […]

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