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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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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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