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The Parched Tiger: Inequality At The Heart of India’s Water Crisis

Via The Third Pole, an article on India’s water crisis: Watershed: How We Destroyed India’s Water and How We Can Save It is a powerful follow-up to Mridula Ramesh’s earlier work on climate change in India. In the introduction she quotes Paul Dickinson, co-founder of the Climate Disclosure Project, who is credited with saying, “If climate change […]

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The Parched Tiger: Link Between Air Pollution and Water Crisis

Via Smart Water Magazine, a look at the links between air pollution in Delhi and the water crisis in India: Air quality is a big problem in India’s capital city Delhi every year as the winter starts. Last November was no exception and high air pollution levels led to partial lockdowns and school closures. In a new BBC article, climate and […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Water-Stressed Villages, Modi Seeks a Tap for Every Home

Courtesy of the New York Times, an article on India’s efforts to provide clean tap water by 2024 to approximately 192M households: The pipes are laid, the taps installed and the village tank is under construction — all promising signs that, come spring, Girja Ahriwar will get water at her doorstep and finally shed a […]

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The Parched Tiger: Can Darjeeling’s Thirst Be Quenched?

Via India Water Portal, a look at the reasons behind a growing water crisis in Darjeeling and what can be done to deal with the situation: India’s urban population is expected to grow around 800 million by 2050, which is predicted to create major challenges for urban water management. This is increasingly becoming obvious in hill […]

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South Asia’s Water Crisis: A Problem Of Scarcity & Politicization

Via JetSet Times, a report on South Asia’s Water scarcity has emerged particularly as a highly contentious and critical issue within South Asia, one of the world’s most dynamic regions and home to nearly two billion people. One of the recently released United Nations World Water Development Reports warns that by 2030, only 60% of the world’s […]

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The Indus Waters Treaty: India and Pakistan’s Water Divorce

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at how the problems and opportunities associated with the Indus Basin have changed as well, making it time for a new treaty: Imagine yourself walking along the banks of the Jhelum River. You begin your trek at Verinag, walking along the arcade and garden built by Emperor Jahangir in […]

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