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The Parched Tiger: Over 90% of India’s Districts Face Arid Conditions

Via Down to Earth, a report on India’s drought crisis: As many as 673 out of India’s 733 districts face arid conditions now, a sharp rise from 638 a week ago, according to data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Overall, despite ‘normal’ rains, almost 90 per cent of the country remains drier than usual even […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: China’s Hydropower Plan On The Brahmaputra

Via The Diplomat, a report on China’s hydropower plan on the Brahmaputra: In March of this year, China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) approved the country’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for national economic and social development, as well as its long-range objectives through to the year 2035. While the elevation of renewable energy to an even more prominent position in China’s 14th […]

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The Parched Tiger: Bengaluru To Face Acute Shortage Of Drinking Water

Via Zee News, a report on Bengaluru’s water scarcity problem ahead: Expressing deep concerns about the findings of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, climate and socio-economic experts on Thursday observed that Bengaluru city will face acute drinking water shortage in the coming years. Participating in a webinar entitled Responding to Climate Change: […]

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Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Himalayan Dam Celebrated By China Raises Concern Downriver In India

Via Eurasia Review, a report on India’s concerns over China’s Baihetan Dam: When China celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party on July 1, among other achievements it highlighted was a mega-dam that the country has built in southeastern Tibet. The latest behemoth dam to spark concern among downriver countries, the […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Plans To Divert Excess Water Under Indus Treaty For Irrigation

Via Mint, a report on India’s plans to fully utilize its share of water under the Indus treaty: India is working on exercising its rights to stop excess water flowing to Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 to irrigate its own lands, Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said. After nine years of negotiations, […]

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Over 1B People Affected If Himalayan Glaciers Continue To Melt

Via India Today, a report on how continuous melting of Himalayan glacier may threaten rivers from the Indus to Brahmaputra: Water volume and flow in rivers like Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra are set to increase excessively as snow and glaciers continue to melt due to climate change. The change in water volume and flow could […]

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