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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 Unwinnable Contest For Himalayan Water Resources

Via East Asia Forum, commentary on the competing draws on Himalayan water supplies: For millions of years, monsoonal winds have cycled between Asia’s tropical seas and the Tibetan Plateau, delivering snow to its high-altitude mountains and rains to the plains below them. The melting snow and summer rains combine to create a system of rivers […]

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The Parched Tiger: Time To Reboot The Water-Sharing Pact Between Pakistan and India?

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a report on the Indus Water Treaty’s efficacy and how well it reflects current realities: Severe water shortages and the prospect of a delayed monsoon season that fails to deliver enough rain will push water management up India’s priority list. India is unlikely to withdraw from the Indus Water Treaty, which has governed […]

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The Water Future Of Earth’s ‘Third Pole’

Via Eurasia Review, a look at the water future of the Himalaya: Himalaya. Karakoram. Hindu Kush. The names of Asia’s high mountain ranges conjure up adventure to those living far away, but for more than a billion people, these are the names of their most reliable water source. Snow and glaciers in these mountains contain […]

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Impact of Pakistan’s Drought On Agriculture

Via Pakistan’s Technology Times, a look at the nation’s water scarcity challenges and their impact on agricultural production: One of the major issues in Pakistan is water shortage and due to extreme climate change and global warming water issue will be more critical situation in coming future. Our next purpose is to aware people towards […]

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The Parched Tiger: Why India Must Get Its Act Together On Water Diplomacy

Via Brahma Chellaney, interesting commentary on the need for India to activate more efforts around water diplomacy: Narendra Modi’s rise as the dominant force in Indian politics cannot obscure the daunting foreign-policy challenges he faces, including on transnational water issues. For example, communist-ruled Nepal’s tilt towards China is apparent not only from the mandatory Mandarin in many […]

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