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The Start Of A Thaw In Indus Water Tensions?

Via Future Directions International, an article on a Pakistani delegation’s visit to Indian dam sites: In January, a Pakistani delegation undertook a tour of the Chenab Basin, to inspect Indian hydroelectric projects, including the Baglihar Dam. The delegation also inspected the Lower Kanai and Pakal Dal projects, both of which are currently under construction on the Chenab River. Pakistan […]

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The Indus: A River Of Growing Disasters

Via Third Pole.net, a look at a new report on the threats that glacier retreat will pose to the Indus basin, particularly vulnerable due to a combination of conflict and mismanaged development: Extent and impact of flood disasters in river basins originating in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region from 2010-14 The International Centre for Integrated Mountain […]

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Pakistan: Water Theft Drains Indus Canals Dry

Courtesy of The Third Pole, a report on how rampant theft from Pakistan’s irrigation canals, in collusion with influential politicians and the military, means farmers downstream can no longer grow crops: Bilal Israel Khan has 500 acres of land in Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan district of Pakistan’s Punjab province bordering Sindh. Farming since 1972, he […]

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Indus Divided: Can India And Pakistan Cooperate On Water?

Via Third Pole, an article on India and Pakistan’s tension over water: In 2010 an organisation I was working with held a conference on water issues. The rhetoric on the Indus was being tapped by militant organisations, and it was in the interest of both India and Pakistan to encourage some dialogue on the issues […]

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The Parched Tiger: India, Pakistan and Climate Change – A Tale of Three Adversaries

Via Future Directions International, a look at the potential for India and Pakistan to cooperate over water scarcity issues: Background Following the June report from leading Indian think-tank NITI Aayog, Pakistan senate opposition leader, Sherry Rehman, urged Pakistan and India to work together to address climate change. Citing South Asia as one of the most vulnerable regions […]

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The Parched Tiger: Indian Dam Reduces Pakistan’s Indus Share

Via The Asia Times, a report on how Pakistan is bracing for a potentially grave water crisis as India inaugurates new dam that will divert the crucial Kishanganga River: Pakistan is bracing for a grave water crisis because of climate change and India’s tacit ‘control and management policy’ on the flow of water from the […]

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