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Hindu Kush Himalayas: A Highly Sensitive Water Tower

Via China Water Risk, an interesting interview on the Hindu Kush Himalayas: China Water Risk (CWR): Thank you for your expert contribution to our report and its launch. To start us off, what is the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region? Can you briefly outline why it is so important to the future of Asia’s economy? Dr […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Climate Change and Economic Growth Drive Water Scarcity On Tibetan Plateau

Via the Woodrow Wilson Centre’s New Security Beat, an interesting look at the impact of climate change and cconomic growth on water scarcity on the Tibetan Plateau: I pulled my horse to a stop along the banks of a little stream, which was wedged between two grassy hills speckled with wildflowers and pika holes, to admire the […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Troubled Waters In Tibet

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a detailed look at the Highlights It is unlikely that India and China will wage an all out war over water sources in disputed territory, but verbal sparring between the two will intensify in 2018. For now, the dispute will be more a reflection of broader geopolitical dynamics than a […]

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The Thirsty Dragon:China Denies Brahmaputra Tunnel Reports, Promises Cross-Border River Cooperation

Via Zee News, an article on an earlier report that China plans to build a 1,000-km tunnel from Tibet to the water-starved Xinjiang region: China has denied reports that it is working on a 1,000-km tunnel aimed at diverting the River Brahmaputra. It categorically denied the report, which appeared in a Hong Kong-based newspaper, and claimed that […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Tapping Tibetan Rivers To Ease Distant Thirst

Via The South China Morning Post, an interesting report on a Chinese engineering plan for a 1,000km tunnel to make Xinjiang’s desert bloom: Chinese engineers are testing techniques that could be used to build a 1,000km tunnel – the world’s longest – to carry water from Tibet to Xinjiang, experts involved in the project say. […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Is China Weaponizing Water?

Via National Interest, commentary on China’s strategic interest in water: Hidden in plain sight is an intimidating Chinese weapon that allows it to hold a quarter of the world’s population hostage without firing a single shot. While much attention has been given to the nation’s fearsome new military hardware, a formidable component in its arsenal […]

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