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The Cost of Pakistan’s Dam Obsession

Via The Diplomat, a report on Pakistan’s water woes, and its inclination to address such via dams which carry steep costs – literally and figuratively: In August 2018, seated behind a large desk and looking straight into the camera for his inaugural address, Prime Minister Imran Khan declared that building dams was the only way […]

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Pakistan’s Climate Challenges: Water and Heat

Via the Technology Times, a report on the climate challenges facing Pakistan: The paramount challenges that climate change poses to Pakistan are related to water and heat. Pakistan’s upslope contour from glacial mountains in the north to the south’s lowland areas stages a conundrum in front of the decision-makers. Despite its trivial contribution, Pakistan will face the direful […]

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Who Owns Groundwater In Water-Stressed Pakistan?

Via Third Pole, a look at two laws recently passed in Pakistan that could radically change how water is managed: Pakistan ranks fourth in the world in terms of annual groundwater abstraction – the amount of water taken from an underground source. This puts it in close competition with larger countries such as India, China and the United […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Tensions with China-Pakistan Can Derail India’s Fragile Water Treaties

Via The Print, commentary on how the recent tension with Nepal, misunderstanding with Bhutan and border clash with China show that India can no longer create policy of long-term water security in isolation: As India’s neighbourhood goes through a turmoil, with underlying fault lines exposed by the coronavirus pandemic and a deepening economic crisis, there is […]

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Water: National Security Challenge For Pakistan

Via Pakistan’s Frontier Post, commentary on the water security challenge facing Pakistan: South Asia is home to around quarter of the world’s population and also one of the most water stressed regions in the world. In South Asia, Pakistan is facing a distressing decrease in water resources and yet authorities in Pakistan are unable or […]

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Pakistan’s Water Crisis

Via Pakistan’s Technology Times, commentary on Pakistan’s water crisis: Water crisis are threatening Pakistan as the country faces a serious water crisis as per capita water availability falls due to gradual unavailability of freshwater supplies and the rising demands of the country’s expanding population. As per the National Annual Plan 2019-20, during the last 71 […]

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