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Forgotten Droughts: Five Regions That Could Soon Face Conflict Over Water

Via EuroNews, a look at five regions of the world which could soon face conflict over water: Millions of people in ‘neglected’ regions could soon face violent conflict over water, according to an early warning tool developed by the Water Peace and Security partnership. News cameras turned to Europe this summer as the continent sweltered through […]

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The Parched Tiger: 80% Water Loss Projected In Indus Basin Due To Climate Change

Via The New Indian Express, an article on the staggering 80 per cent water loss projected in the Indus basin by mid-century due to climate change: An irreversible decline in freshwater storage projected in parts of Asia due to climate change could impact 2 billion people living downstream of the Tibetan Plateau as it could pose […]

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Tapped Out: Central Asia Might Completely Run Out of Freshwater by 2060

Via Daily Beast, a report on the challenging water future facing Central Asia: The impact of climate change is typically about extremes—and, sometimes, conflicting ones. On the one hand, upticks in global temperatures are expected to melt more glaciers and ice shelves and lead to a dangerous rise in sea levels. On the other hand, we can […]

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Afghan Water Reaches Iran

Via The Frontier Post, an article on large volumes of water sent from Afghanistan to Iran: Iranian officials stated that large volumes of Helmand river water released by Afghanistan gushed through the Kamal Khan Dam, and flowed into Iran in the country’s Chah-Nimeh water wells in the Sistan region. Hassan Kazemi Qomi, the Islamic Republic […]

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New Afghan Dams Aim To Ease Water Crisis

Via Ariana News, a report on three new dams to be built in Kandahar to ease the province’s water shortage crisis: Three new dams are being built in the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar in a bid to ease an acute water shortage after years of drought. China’s Xinhua News Agency reported the dams are […]

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Iran: Plans To Pursue Water Dispute With Afghanistan Via Legal Channels

Via the Iran Project, an article on Iran’s plans to to pursue the its international water dispute with Afghanistan through legal channels: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the country will pursue its rights to water supply from the Hirmand River through legal channels amid a longstanding water dispute with neighboring Afghanistan. Speaking to IRNA […]

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