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South Asia ‘Sorely Needs Transboundary River Accord’

Via SciDevNet, an article on South Asia’s need for a transboundary river accord: Countries around the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basin lose over US$14.2 billion annually from lack of cooperation in sharing the waters of these rivers, with little prospect of accord in the foreseeable future, according to new analysis. “A lack of collaborative arrangements and unilateral exploitation […]

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Brahmaputra Dams Made By China Reduce Water Level: Halt Indo-Bangladesh River Trade

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the impact that Chinese dams on the Brahmaputra may have upon downstream water levels and Bangladesh/Indian trade: At a time when the entire human race is crying out for protection of the environment and ecological balance, which are largely lost due to the actions of careless people, capitalists and anti-environmental […]

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The Parched Tiger: What Now For The Ganges Treaty?

Via Third Pole, an interview on the Ganges Water Sharing Treaty, signed by India and Bangladesh in 1996, which is due to expire in 2026: The Ganges Water Sharing Treaty was signed by India and Bangladesh in 1996. The 30-year treaty was the culmination of decades of negotiation, and specifies the minimum level of water flow to […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: The Chinese Threat to Lower Brahmaputra Riparians India and Bangladesh

Via The Diplomat, an article on China’s plan to divert the waters of Brahmaputra which would affect over 140 million people who are dependent on the river: Water — one of the most vital natural resources on the planet — is taking center stage in India’s Northeast and is gradually becoming a weapon of geopolitics. A […]

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Arsenic and the Ganges Delta: Water Crisis in Bangladesh

Via Future Directions International, an article on Bangladesh which – in the face of a water crisis started by arsenic poisoning of groundwater and further compounded by climate change-induced salinity – must act swiftly to prevent a future surge of climate refugees: Bangladesh’s supply of potable water has been steadily eroded, as a combination of extreme […]

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The Parched Tiger: India Must Settle the Teesta River Dispute With Bangladesh for Lasting Gains

Via The Diplomat, an article on India’s Teesta River dispute with Bangladesh: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently concluded his visit to Bangladesh after participating in celebrations commemorating the 50th year of Bangladeshi independence and the centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman amidst much fanfare. While the visit reaffirmed his long-standing commitment to a ”Neighborhood First” […]

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