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Archive for September, 2020

Iraqi Kurdistan Faces Water ‘Catastrophe’ As Iran Cuts Off Rivers

Via Middle East Eye, a report on how Iraq’s Kurdish region is facing a humanitarian crisis due to Iran’s dam projects and water resources diversion: Iraqi Kurdistan has suffered its fair share of water crises over the decades, but experts warn that a catastrophe is now looming large as Iran blocks major water supplies from the […]

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Mexican Water Wars Turn Deadly

Via Yahoo! News, a report on Mexican water related violence: Mexico’s water wars have turned deadly. A long-simmering dispute about shared water rights between Mexico and the United States has erupted into open clashes pitting Mexican National Guard troops against farmers, ranchers and others who seized a dam in northern Chihuahua state. A 35-year-old mother of three […]

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How To Share A River

Via Project Syndicate, an interesting look at how a similar dispute in South America may offer valuable lessons on Ethiopia and Egypt’s current inability to reach an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, raising fears that the entire region may be plunged into conflict: In 2011, Ethiopia launched construction on the […]

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No Water Sharing Between India and Bangladesh

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the prospect of water sharing between India and Bangladesh: As the current state of affairs stands, there is no water sharing between India and Bangladesh. Only the “husband” India would have the right to have it all (just as Sheikh Hasina also would have it all in terms of her […]

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UAE and Israel Discuss Closer Cooperation in Food and Water Security

Via Future Directions International, a look at how the diplomatic reconciliation between UAE and Israel could lead to closer cooperation in food and water security: The Emirati Minister of State for Food Security and the Israeli Minister of Agriculture discussed opportunities for closer collaboration in achieving better food and water security. Both countries have made significant investments […]

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Pakistan’s Climate Challenges: Water and Heat

Via the Technology Times, a report on the climate challenges facing Pakistan: The paramount challenges that climate change poses to Pakistan are related to water and heat. Pakistan’s upslope contour from glacial mountains in the north to the south’s lowland areas stages a conundrum in front of the decision-makers. Despite its trivial contribution, Pakistan will face the direful […]

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