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South Asia’s Water Crisis: A Problem Of Scarcity & Politicization

Via JetSet Times, a report on South Asia’s Water scarcity has emerged particularly as a highly contentious and critical issue within South Asia, one of the world’s most dynamic regions and home to nearly two billion people. One of the recently released United Nations World Water Development Reports warns that by 2030, only 60% of the world’s […]

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The Indus Waters Treaty: India and Pakistan’s Water Divorce

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at how the problems and opportunities associated with the Indus Basin have changed as well, making it time for a new treaty: Imagine yourself walking along the banks of the Jhelum River. You begin your trek at Verinag, walking along the arcade and garden built by Emperor Jahangir in […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Plans To Divert Excess Water Under Indus Treaty For Irrigation

Via Mint, a report on India’s plans to fully utilize its share of water under the Indus treaty: India is working on exercising its rights to stop excess water flowing to Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 to irrigate its own lands, Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said. After nine years of negotiations, […]

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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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