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Impact Of Urban Water Security On India’s Future

Via China Water Risk, a report on how to reduce water stress in 6 Indian cities (Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Surat, Chennai & Kolkata) which face different aspects of water stress: The future of India, where it is projected that >50% population will live in urban centres by 2030, will depend on the resilience of cities to […]

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Mountain Water Supply to Two Billion People Could Change

Courtesy of Scientific American (subscription required), a detailed look at how data about Earth’s 78 most important mountaintops foretell changes in the amount and timing of snowmelt: The nights are long inside a tent 5,300 meters above sea level at the snout of Nepal’s Yala Glacier. At 8:00 P.M., after a meal of Nepali dal bhat (lentils […]

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Asian Water Towers On Tighter Budget: More Runoff Won’t Quench Indus or Ganges Thirst

Via Eureka Alert, notice of a new study on the Asian Water Towers: The Third Pole centered on the Tibetan Plateau is home to headwaters of over 10 major Asian rivers. These glacier-based water systems, also known as the Asian Water Towers, will have to struggle to quench the thirst of downstream communities despite more […]

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The Parched Tiger: India Has Water for Its Economic Plans – If Farms Can Be More Thrifty

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, an article on India’s need to reduce agricultural water use in order to grow slake the thirst of its growing economy: India’s leaders have ambitious goals for the country’s economy, aiming with the Make in India campaign to lift the manufacturing sector to a place of prominence. To do that, […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Will China Turn Off Asia’s Tap?

Via Brahma Chellaney, commentary on China’s water pressure on the rest of Asia: China’s megaproject on the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo) is to come up next to Metog (Motuo), just before the mighty river crosses into India. Even after Asia’s economies climb out of the COVID-19 recession, China’s strategy of frenetically building dams and reservoirs on transnational rivers […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Water – The New Flashpoint in the India-China Stand-Off

Via Byline Times, commentary on China’s plans to build a new dam on the headwaters of the Tsangpo River: At a conference on 26 November Yan Zhiyong, chairman of the state-owned Power Construction Corp of China, announced plans to build a new hydropower dam on one of the largest river’s in the world, which flows […]

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