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Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Himalayan Dam Celebrated By China Raises Concern Downriver In India

Via Eurasia Review, a report on India’s concerns over China’s Baihetan Dam: When China celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party on July 1, among other achievements it highlighted was a mega-dam that the country has built in southeastern Tibet. The latest behemoth dam to spark concern among downriver countries, the […]

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Over 1B People Affected If Himalayan Glaciers Continue To Melt

Via India Today, a report on how continuous melting of Himalayan glacier may threaten rivers from the Indus to Brahmaputra: Water volume and flow in rivers like Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra are set to increase excessively as snow and glaciers continue to melt due to climate change. The change in water volume and flow could […]

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2B People To Face Water Shortages As Ice On The World’s Highest Mountains Melts

As reported by UNDP, two billion people will face water shortages as ice on the Tibetan plateau melts: Asia’s Hindu Kush-Himalayan mountain ranges could lose up to two thirds of its ice by 2100, causing water and food shortages for over two billion people in the downstream river basins of South and East Asia, according […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: China’s Plans for Himalayan Super Dam Stoke Fears In India

Via Terra Daily, another look at the China’s plans for a Himalayan super dam: China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges — the world’s largest power station — stoking fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India. The structure will span the Brahmaputra River before […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: China’s Dam Building Is a Security Risk for India’s Northeast

Via The Diplomat, a report on how – if a new hydropower project at the Brahmaputra’s Great Bend comes about – northeastern India will have to go to sleep with the possibility of breach of mammoth sized water reservoirs over its head at any time: It may not be outlandish to conclude that the sanction given […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: China To Build World’s Biggest Dam on Sacred Tibetan River

Via Al Jazeera, an article on China’s plan to build the world’s biggest dam on the Tsangpo River: In the foothills of the Himalayas, where the ancient Yarlung civilisation established the first Tibetan Empire, China has plans to build the world’s biggest hydroelectric dam. In November of last year, China’s state-owned media shared plans for […]

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