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The Indus: The Most Important and Vulnerable ‘Water Tower’

Via The Guardian, an article on the 1.9 billion people at risk from mountain water shortages in the Himalaya: A quarter of the world’s population are at risk of water supply problems as mountain glaciers, snow-packs and alpine lakes are run down by global heating and rising demand, according to an international study. The first inventory of high-altitude […]

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Indus Water Treaty: Pakistan Complaints Over Excess Discharge Of Water From India

Via Eurasia Review, a report on recent Pakistani complaints of excess discharge of water from India: Muammil Hussain Chairman of WAPDA of Pakistan, complained about the unexpected release of water into Sutlej that flows into Pakistan from India as part of an attempt to flout the Indus Water Treaty! In accusing India, he went beyond his […]

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Pakistan: The Indus Water Treaty And The Hydro Politics

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the Indus Water Treaty and water politics in Pakistan and beyond: The Islamabad Policy Research Institute sponsored a round table Conference on 17th July on the subject of “Managing Hyphenated Climate and Water Challenge: A case study of Pakistan under the National Dialogue Series.  The National Dialogue Series was initiated by […]

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The Parched Tiger: Time To Reboot The Water-Sharing Pact Between Pakistan and India?

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a report on the Indus Water Treaty’s efficacy and how well it reflects current realities: Severe water shortages and the prospect of a delayed monsoon season that fails to deliver enough rain will push water management up India’s priority list. India is unlikely to withdraw from the Indus Water Treaty, which has governed […]

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Shrinking Glaciers In Indus Basin

Via Geopolitical Monitor, a look at complexities arising from shrinking glaciers on the Indus headwaters: SUMMARY Many of the world’s most iconic river systems – the Mekong, Indus, Yangtze – are fed by glaciers that both supply and modulate their water flow. Now these glaciers are melting due to climate change, threatening irrigation systems, electricity […]

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The Parched Tiger: Fears of a “Water War” Between India and Pakistan are Overstated

Via Future Directions International, commentary on rising Hopes that tensions between India and Pakistan over the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) might be easing were thrown into doubt, following a terrorist attack in Kashmir last month. Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed 40 Indian soldiers. In response, India launched air raids, targeting […]

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