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The Parched Tiger: ‘We Can’t Waste a Drop.’ India Is Running Out of Water.

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a look at how population growth, modernization and climate change has spawned a resource crisis and trouble in a remote Himalayan region in India: The Ladakh region of northern India is one of the world’s highest, driest inhabited places. For centuries, meltwater from winter snows in the Himalayan mountains sustained […]

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The Parched Tiger: Climate Change, Groundwater & Agriculture In India

Via China Water Risk, an interesting report on groundwater in India: India is the largest groundwater user at 25%; in the 1970s groundwater irrigation & other tech sparked the Green Revolution that is linked to the country’s food security but can this continue? Over-extraction has compromised India’s climate resilience & rainfall variability is making the […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Large Cities Staring at Water Crisis

Via The Hindu, a report on India’s water crisis: 11 of 20 biggest cities in the country are facing extreme risk of scarcity, according to Water Stress Index The recent acute water shortage in Chennai has fuelled concerns that a potential water crisis is awaiting India’s large cities, which are grappling with the pressures of […]

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Pakistan: The Indus Water Treaty And The Hydro Politics

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the Indus Water Treaty and water politics in Pakistan and beyond: The Islamabad Policy Research Institute sponsored a round table Conference on 17th July on the subject of “Managing Hyphenated Climate and Water Challenge: A case study of Pakistan under the National Dialogue Series.  The National Dialogue Series was initiated by […]

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The Parched Tiger: Haves vs. The Poor In Drought-Hit Delhi

Via Circle of Blue, a report on how the “haves” get limitless water in drought-hit Delhi, while the poor fight for every drop: In this teeming capital city of more than 20 million people, a worsening drought is amplifying the vast inequality between India’s rich and poor. The politicians, civil servants and corporate lobbyists who […]

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The Parched Tiger: What Will Modi’s Second Term Mean for the Indian Water Crisis?

Via Future Directions International, some thoughts on strategies that the Indian Government may take to address the ongoing water crisis: Key Points India faces a major water crisis; it is already water scarce and will become even more so without major intervention. The crisis is largely due to years of mismanagement, fragmented governance frameworks and […]

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