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Economic and Political Challenges Limit Progress on Water Security in Pakistan

Via Future Directions International, a report on Pakistan’s economic challenges to improving the nation’s water security: Key Points Pakistan is a food surplus country but experiences high levels of food insecurity, mainly due to poor access. Most Pakistani households are unable to afford nutritious diets. Rates of malnutrition are alarmingly high. Close to half of […]

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Thirst Stalking Towns In The Himalayas

Via India Climate Dialogue, a look at how urban settlements in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region are facing acute water scarcity due to dying mountain springs and changes brought on by climate change: The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is the water tower for most of Asia, but many of its residents face increasing water […]

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Pakistan: New Water Conservation Projects Announced

Via Pakistan’s Frontier Post, a report on some new water conservation projects planned in Pakistan: Parliamentary Secretary for Water Resources told National Assembly that government has priortised the construction of big storage dams to overcome the water shortages. He assured the house that construction work on Mohanand Dam on the River Sawat is in progress […]

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Could Pakistan Run Out Of Water?

Via National Interest, a look at Pakistan’s water crisis and whether Pakistani politics will become a fight for resources: When it comes to Pakistan, President Trump’s Twitter feud with one of America’s most important partners in the fight against terrorism has dominated the news. But beneath the headlines, a massive water crisis is unfolding that has profound […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Tibet’s Rivers Will Determine Asia’s Future

Via The Diplomat, a look at the dawn of a new era of building dams on the Yarlung Tsangpo, where countless lives and ecosystems are being risked in the name of “development” and geopolitics: Over the last seven decades, the People’s Republic of China has constructed more than 87,000 dams. Collectively they generate 352.26 GW of […]

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Afghanistan: Water Management For Peace

Courtesy of The Lowry Institute, a report on how Afghan efforts to formalize agreements with neighbouring countries over water usage could go a long way towards preventing conflict: In the optimistic view, Afghanistan is closer to peace today than at any time in the past decades. The presidential election last weekend may have been hampered by low turnout, […]

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