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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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Indus Water Treaty: Pakistan Complaints Over Excess Discharge Of Water From India

Via Eurasia Review, a report on recent Pakistani complaints of excess discharge of water from India: Muammil Hussain Chairman of WAPDA of Pakistan, complained about the unexpected release of water into Sutlej that flows into Pakistan from India as part of an attempt to flout the Indus Water Treaty! In accusing India, he went beyond his […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Water-Stressed Future Is Now

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a look at India’s water crisis and when the day – likely not far off - is here when water will be the most critical factor shaping India’s economic growth: Large parts of India experienced severe drought early this summer, followed by a delayed monsoon that arrived in a full deluge. […]

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The Parched Tiger: Whither Flows India’s Water? The Geopolitics of India’s Water Woes

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), transcript of an interview on  0:00-0:18 Hello, I’m Eugene Chausovsky, a Senior Eurasia Analyst at Stratfor, and this podcast is brought to you by Stratfor Worldview, our premier digital publication for objective geopolitical intelligence and analyses. Individual, team, and enterprise memberships are available at 0:24-0:42 India, if it was […]

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