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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: China’s Plans for Himalayan Super Dam Stoke Fears In India

Via Terra Daily, another look at the China’s plans for a Himalayan super dam: China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges — the world’s largest power station — stoking fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India. The structure will span the Brahmaputra River before […]

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The Parched Tiger: India Must Settle the Teesta River Dispute With Bangladesh for Lasting Gains

Via The Diplomat, an article on India’s Teesta River dispute with Bangladesh: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently concluded his visit to Bangladesh after participating in celebrations commemorating the 50th year of Bangladeshi independence and the centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman amidst much fanfare. While the visit reaffirmed his long-standing commitment to a ”Neighborhood First” […]

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Indus Water Talks Resolve Little, But Raise Hope For Dialogue

Via Third Pole, a report on the recent Indus Water Treaty meeting where – even as Pakistan’s questions about Indian hydropower projects went unanswered – both sides at the  showed an intention to engage: On March 23-24, the Permanent Indus Commissioners (PIC) of India and Pakistan met in New Delhi. The commission, tasked with addressing […]

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After Two-Year Pause, Indus Water Talks Take Off Between India, Pakistan

Via The Indian Express, a report on the resumption of talks to resolve outstanding issues under the Indus Waters Treaty: The Indus Commissioners of India and Pakistan met for the first time in over two years in New Delhi on Tuesday in a bid to resolve a host of outstanding issues under the Indus Waters […]

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The Parched Tiger: India, Bangladesh Expand Water Cooperation

Via the Daily Excelsior, an article on efforts by India and Bangladesh to expand water cooperation: India and Bangladesh have agreed to expand cooperation across the entire gamut of water resources issues, including framework for sharing of river waters, mitigation of pollution, river bank protection, flood management, basin management, according to an official statement on Wednesday. […]

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The Parched Tiger: Groundwater Depletion In India ‘Threatens Food Security’

Via SciDevNet, a report on a recent study on groundwater depletion in India: Groundwater depletion in India could result in a reduction in food crops by up to 20 per cent across the country and up to 68 per cent in regions projected to have low future groundwater availability in 2025, says a study. Groundwater is a […]

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