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Indus Water Talks Resolve Little, But Raise Hope For Dialogue

Via Third Pole, a report on the recent Indus Water Treaty meeting where – even as Pakistan’s questions about Indian hydropower projects went unanswered – both sides at the  showed an intention to engage: On March 23-24, the Permanent Indus Commissioners (PIC) of India and Pakistan met in New Delhi. The commission, tasked with addressing […]

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After Two-Year Pause, Indus Water Talks Take Off Between India, Pakistan

Via The Indian Express, a report on the resumption of talks to resolve outstanding issues under the Indus Waters Treaty: The Indus Commissioners of India and Pakistan met for the first time in over two years in New Delhi on Tuesday in a bid to resolve a host of outstanding issues under the Indus Waters […]

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Water Levels In Himalayan River Basins Drop As World Warms

Via Third Pole, a report on the impact of our warming world on Himalayan river basins: As the world warms, less water is replenishing major river basins, a new study has found. This could impact water availability, with big implications for future water security. The river basins of the Himalayas are among those experiencing the largest changes, […]

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Asian Water Towers On Tighter Budget: More Runoff Won’t Quench Indus or Ganges Thirst

Via Eureka Alert, notice of a new study on the Asian Water Towers: The Third Pole centered on the Tibetan Plateau is home to headwaters of over 10 major Asian rivers. These glacier-based water systems, also known as the Asian Water Towers, will have to struggle to quench the thirst of downstream communities despite more […]

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The Parched Tiger: Climate Change Worsens Water Crisis In Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra Basins

Via Third Pole, a report on the impact of climate change on the Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra basins in India where new satellite data shows less rain and warmer weather is further depleting already overexploited groundwater in one of the world’s most populated regions: Rainfall has declined across the Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra basin over the past two decades, reducing the […]

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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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