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Archive for the ‘Indus’ Category

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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The Thirsty Dragon: China’s Belt and Road Initiative Suffers a Double-Blow from Hydropower Agreements

Via Future Directions International, a report on the rejection of two Chinese hydropower projects in Asia: In May 2017, a number of memoranda of understanding were signed between China and Pakistan to construct several hydropower projects along the Indus River. The projects, known as the North Indus Cascade, include the development of five hydropower projects […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: China and India Water ‘Dispute’ After Border Stand-Off

Via the BBC, a report on an emerging dispute between China and India over water: China and India may have defused a potential border conflict but the stand-off seems to have led to dispute over another contentious issue: water. Delhi says it has not received any hydrological – the scientific study of the movement, distribution […]

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How India And Pakistan Are Competing Over The Indus River

Via The Conversation, a look at the battle for the Indus: The Indus is one of Asia’s mightiest rivers. From its source in the northwestern foothills of the Himalayas, it flows through the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir and along the length of Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. The river and its five tributaries […]

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