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Archive for July, 2012

Blocked Data Hampers Water Management Efforts In The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin

Via Asia Pacific Memo, a report on the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) river basin: The discussion is widening on the thorny problem of sharing water and managing trans-boundary flows among the five countries in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) river basin. Data and information on land use changes, river bed and flow regime changes, and actual stages of construction […]

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Lima, Peru: Can A Metropolis Die Of Thirst?

Courtesy of GlobalPost, a report on how climate change imperils sprawling Lima, already one of the world’s driest cities: The Santa Rosita kindergarten appears like an oasis of color amid the grays and browns of Huaycan, a grim Lima shantytown sprawling upwards into the dusty Andean foothills. Yet appearances could not be more deceiving. The […]

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Experts Seek Ways To Avert Water Crisis In Bangladesh

Via AlertNet, an article on Dhaka’s impending water crisis: Bangladesh’s water experts are forecasting a water crisis in the country’s capital, due to its rapidly rising population and overdependence on underground water which is being depleted at an alarming rate. According to the World Bank, Dhaka is fast becoming one of the world’s largest cities, […]

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Laos Backtracks on Controversial Xayaburi Dam

Courtesy of The Diplomat, an article on Laos’ decision to suspend work on the Xayaburi dam: After months of speculation and ambiguity, Laos finally publicly confirmed on Friday that work had been suspended on the controversial Xayaburi dam, the first large mainstream dam along the resource-rich Mekong River which runs through China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, […]

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Morsi Visits Ethiopia To Seek Unity In Nile Nations Over Water

Via UAE’s The National, a report on a recent visit by Egypt’s new president – Mohammed Morsi – to Addis Ababa, amid tense relations between the two countries over the Nile river.  As the article notes: “…Egypt and Sudan, which rely on the Nile river for nearly all their water needs, are in a deadlock […]

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The Water Rich Vs. The Water Poor

Via Hydro-Logic, an interesting infographic on the water rich vs. the water poor:

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