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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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The Parched Tiger: India’s Groundwater Problem

Via IDR Online, a look at India’s growing groundwater crisis: A majority of India’s water problems are those relating to groundwater—water that is found beneath the earth’s surface. This is because we are the largest user of groundwater in the world, and therefore highly dependent on it. At just over 260 cubic km per year, our […]

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With Rising Temperatures, Stark Changes Ahead for Asia’s Water Tower

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a report on how the melting of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region will alter water supplies for a quarter of the planet’s people: New analysis shows that the eight-country region will warm faster than the rest of the world in the coming decades At least one-third of the glacial ice will […]

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The Parched Tiger: Will We Soon See Indian Water Refugees Heading for Water-Rich Nations?

Via Vice, commentary on the potential for hundreds of thousands of Indians becoming water refugees: As various reports show India approaching ‘Day Zero’ (the day when a place’s taps dry out and people have to stand in line to collect a daily quota of water), a top Indian expert has warned that Indians may soon become “water […]

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The Parched Tiger: How Water Scarcity Widened Inequality In Chennai

Via Eco-Business, a report on how water shortages widened economic and gender inequality in Chennai, India’s sixth-largest city: Weary from long hours spent waiting for water, S. Kumari, 54, rests in the shade to escape the searing, relentless heat. An engine roars to life nearby as the tanker that just delivered water to her drought-stricken neighbourhood M.S. […]

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