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Pakistan’s Growing Water Insecurity

Via The Nation, an article on Pakistan’s growing water insecurity:    Water insecurity is already imposing significant social, environmental, and economic development challenges for Pakistan. In recent years, climate-induced disasters (floods and droughts) have highlighted the urgency to introduce climate-resilient solutions for improved water governance at all levels. In 1980, Pakistan had a relatively abundant supply […]

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South Asia’s Water Crisis: A Problem Of Scarcity & Politicization

Via JetSet Times, a report on South Asia’s Water scarcity has emerged particularly as a highly contentious and critical issue within South Asia, one of the world’s most dynamic regions and home to nearly two billion people. One of the recently released United Nations World Water Development Reports warns that by 2030, only 60% of the world’s […]

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The Indus Waters Treaty: India and Pakistan’s Water Divorce

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at how the problems and opportunities associated with the Indus Basin have changed as well, making it time for a new treaty: Imagine yourself walking along the banks of the Jhelum River. You begin your trek at Verinag, walking along the arcade and garden built by Emperor Jahangir in […]

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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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