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Archive for June, 2010

Understanding Water Conflict In Central Asia

Courtesy of Water Matters@Columbia, advance notification of a research project currently underway at the Columbia Water Center where a research team is analyzing Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan), and the environmental, political and economic crisis building there over water: A small nutshell description of a vastly complex situation: The five states are […]

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Iraq’s Water Challenges

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on how the The Shatt al Arab, the river that flows from the biblical site of the Garden of Eden to the Persian Gulf, has turned into an environmental and economic disaster that Iraq’s newly democratic government is almost powerless to fix.  As the article notes: “…Withered […]

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Peak Water And The Chance Of Water Related Conflict

Via National Geographic, analysis of several regions that have passed the point of peak water and the increased chance of water-related conflicts in those areas.  As the article notes: “…We have passed the point of “peak water”–or the end of cheap, easy-to-access water–in several places around the globe, experts say. Those places include the Great […]

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Damming Tibet and Other South Asian Rivers

Courtesy of The Tibetan Plateau, an updated inventory of hydropower projects (HPP) on the upper reaches of several international rivers in South Asia.  As the report notes: “… a preliminary map of hydropower projects on the upper reaches of the Tsangpo-Brahmaputra (ཡར་ཀླུངས་གཙང་པོ༑) River in Tibet. It is hoped that this map will contribute new information […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Increasing Water Stress

Via Bloomberg, an article on the increasing water stress in China and India: “…A fight breaks out as student Vikas Dagar jostles with dozens of men, women and children to fill buckets from a truck that brings water twice a week to the village of Jharoda Kalan on the outskirts of New Delhi. Three thousand […]

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