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Archive for January, 2010

India and Bangladesh Hoping To Cooperate On Water Sharing Issues

Via Thaindian news, a report that Bangladesh and India recently began talks to thrash out a pact on the sharing of Teesta river waters.  As the article notes: “…Water sharing of the Teesta river will dominate the two-day secretary level talks of the Joint Rivers Commission, The Daily Star reported Monday. Bangladesh is hopeful of […]

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States Are Not Carping Out: Great Lakes Water Tension

Courtesy of The New York Times, an interesting look at how Asian carp, the voracious, nonnative fish whose arrival near Lake Michigan is threatening to cause havoc in the Great Lakes, are now setting off strife on land as well over use of the Great Lakes’ water resource: “…In an urgent effort to close down […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Water Pressure in Southern China

Courtesy of The New York Times, details of a recently released report examining the water supply situation in southern China and the Pearl River Delta, where competing political interests of Guangzhou Province, Hong Kong, and Macau battle with growing industrial powers for a limited supply of water.  As the article notes: “…Drinking water has rarely […]

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Pakistan & India: Increased Water Tension

Via Socyberty, a report on the water resource challenges facing Pakistan, and the increasing pressure these constraints are placing on the India-Pakistani relationship & the long-established Indus Water Treaty.  As the article notes: “…Pakistan water resources are distinctive and limited. During the last few years due to scanty rains in Balochistan, lower Punjab and Sindh […]

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