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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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Glacial Lake Floods Threaten Pakistan’s Long Term Water Security

Via The Diplomat, an article on how – in addition to the direct damage done to locals – glacial lake flooding also spells disaster for Pakistan’s long-term water security: For the last three years, the arrival of summer has been a nightmare for those who live in the mountainous northern areas of Pakistan. Summer means […]

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Pakistan’s Water Bearers Quench Thirst In Ramadan, But Fear For Their Trade

Via Reuters, a report on Pakistan’s water bearers: Mohammad Ramzan pumps water into a large goat skin bag before carrying it down an alley and up several flights of stairs to deliver to a resident in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. For more than four decades Ramzan has been a “mashki”, or water bearer, an age-old […]

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Indus Water Talks Resolve Little, But Raise Hope For Dialogue

Via Third Pole, a report on the recent Indus Water Treaty meeting where – even as Pakistan’s questions about Indian hydropower projects went unanswered – both sides at the  showed an intention to engage: On March 23-24, the Permanent Indus Commissioners (PIC) of India and Pakistan met in New Delhi. The commission, tasked with addressing […]

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After Two-Year Pause, Indus Water Talks Take Off Between India, Pakistan

Via The Indian Express, a report on the resumption of talks to resolve outstanding issues under the Indus Waters Treaty: The Indus Commissioners of India and Pakistan met for the first time in over two years in New Delhi on Tuesday in a bid to resolve a host of outstanding issues under the Indus Waters […]

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Pakistan Is Slowly Running Out of Water

Via The National Interest, a report on Pakistan’s worsening freshwater scarcity problem: Freshwater is a finite and scarce resource on earth. According to the United Nations, it is feared that as many as 1.8 billion people, especially those living in Asia, will face acute water scarcity by 2025. The increase in per capita demand for water due to rising […]

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