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Day Zero For Colorado River?

Via Sustainable Waters, rather sobering commentary and analysis of the grave future facing the Colorado River and its two main lake reservoirs: America’s two largest reservoirs — Lake Mead and Lake Powell on the Colorado River — could both run of out water in just five years. I really wish this was an April Fool’s […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: China’s ‘Development Approach’ To Mekong Water Disputes

Via The Diplomat, a look at China’s approach to Mekong River water disputes: Even as COVID-19 is wreaking havoc and uncertainty around the globe, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta declared an emergency over the devastating drought in early March. Studies suggest that the frequency and severity of droughts in the Mekong region has increased in the past decades, […]

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Colonial-Era Treaties To Blame For Unresolved Dispute Over Ethiopia’s Dam

Via The Conversation, a look at how colonial-era Nile river treaties are to blame for the unresolved dispute over Ethiopia’s dam: Disputes over the filling and operation of Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have, once again, threatened security in North-East Africa. The dam – a huge project on one of the River Nile’s main tributaries, the Blue […]

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Egypt Steps Up Diplomatic Action In Nile Dam Dispute

Via Al Monitor, an update on the Nile dam dispute: As part of extensive diplomatic actions to shore up support for Egypt in the Nile dam dispute, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry has toured seven Arab capitals — Amman, Muscat, Baghdad, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait City and Manama — since March 7. He also went on a European tour that included Belgium […]

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Cambodia Scraps Plans for Mekong Hydropower Dams

Via The Guardian, a report on Cambodia’s decision to scraps plans for Mekong hydropower dams: A Cambodian government decision to postpone building new hydropower dams on the Mekong river has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it will provide welcome relief to the tens of thousands of people whose livelihood depend upon its rich resources. Cambodia announced […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Vast River Diversion Plan Afoot In Western China

Via China Water Risk, a report that Chinese Premier Li has called for options to be examined for the ambitious western section of the South-to-North Water Diversion project, yet there are reasons why the idea has been dormant for so long: China’s premier, Li Keqiang, has called for options to be examined for the hugely ambitious western section […]

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