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The Parched Tiger: Groundwater Scarcity, Pollution Set India on Perilous Course

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a detailed report on how drained and contaminated aquifers contribute to India’s “worst water crisis: Doula Village lies 55 kilometers (34 miles) northeast of New Delhi on a flat expanse of Uttar Pradesh farmland close to the Hindon River. Until the 1980s Doula Village’s residents, then numbering 7,000, and its […]

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The Parched Tiger: Chennai’s Water Scarcity

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a report on Chennai’s efforts and need to clean up its desperately polluted water sources and address its endemic water scarcity: With its expansive sand beaches along the Bay of Bengal, magnificent Western Ghats mountain range, and thriving cities — including this capital city of finance, manufacturing, and technology — Tamil […]

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The Potential for Conflict: India, Pakistan and Afghanistan’s New Dam

Via Future Directions International, an interesting article on the potential impact of a new dam in south Asia: Afghanistan is currently experiencing below-average levels of rain and snowfall. The adverse weather conditions, and a rapidly increasing population, have exacerbated the need for Kabul to secure new water infrastructure. In a move that could reduce flows […]

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The Parched Tiger: Afghanistan’s Rivers Could Be India’s Next Weapon Against Pakistan

Via Foreign Policy, an article on New Delhi’s efforts to fund an ambitious dam near Kabul that could reduce water flow to its rival downstream, a project that might spark the world’s next conflict: Most of Afghanistan is currently experiencing a 60 percent drop in the rain and snowfall needed for food production. The rapid expansion of Kabul’s […]

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The Parched Tiger: Groundwater Runs Short in Chennai

Via Future Directions International, an article on India’s water stress: According to NITI Aayog, a government-affiliated think-tank, India is experiencing one of the worst water crises in history. The June report warned that households, farmers and industry are increasingly threatened by water shortages. It is estimated that out of India’s 1.3 billion population, 163 million people – or one in ten […]

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The Parched Tiger: As India’s Groundwater Runs Short, Water Battles Grow

Via Eco Business, a report on how India is suffering “the worst water crisis in its history” – and in Chennai water deliveries are in the balance When the thousands of water lorry drivers who shore up parched Chennai’s overtaxed water delivery system went on strike for three days last month, to protest a ruling restricting […]

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