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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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The Thirsty Dragon vs. The Parched Tiger: A New Phase of Sino Water Wars?

Via Times Now News, a report that China may have blocked the Galwan River as part of its military tactics against India in the recent days:   China declined to answer queries on reports of building a dam on the Galwan river to block the river flow at the Sino-Indian border. This comes after satellite imagery revealed […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: 4 Chinese Lessons For India’s Water Security

Via China Water Risk, an interesting report on four Chinese lessons for India’s water security: India faces serious water risks – 21 cities are expected to run out of water by the end of 2020 & 80% of groundwater has been withdrawn – yet, it still lacks efficient water management polices China having faced similar […]

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Looming Water Crisis For 270 Million South Asians

Courtesy of National Geographic, a detailed report on how, while melting ice is crucial to the thirsty Indus River region, the flow is projected to decline, posing risks for agriculture and a growing population: From near Mount Kangrinboqe in Tibet rise four major rivers, which stretch east and west across the Himalaya and down to […]

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The Parched Tiger: Can India Show The World How To Revive Lakes

Via Ozy, a report on efforts to revive Indian lakes: Manikandan remembers bathing with friends in the well near his house as though it were yesterday. But as the years passed, the well in Coimbatore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu dried up, as did the stream in Manikandan’s neighborhood. One year, when […]

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