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The Parched Tiger: Waiting For The Water Train In Scorching India

Via Terra Daily, a report on the particular impact that India’s current heat wave is having upon communities already suffering from water scarcity: Afroz misses school every day to spend hours waiting with a handcart full of containers for a special train bringing precious water to people suffering a heatwave in India’s desert state of […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Wells Are Drying Up

Via Mongabay, an article on the growing groundwater crisis in India: Borewells around the Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh are drying up which indicate groundwater depletion in the river basin. The natural flow of the river has also been affected due to rampant sand mining and the construction of big dams. Overexploitation of river water, […]

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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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Can Indus Water Treaty be Renegotiated?

Via Focus Global, commentary on the Indus Water Treaty: It is a happy augury that a 10-member Indian Delegation is currently visiting Pakistan from March 1-3 to take part in the annual meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission, under the leadership of P.K. Saxena, Indian Commissioner for Indus Waters. In 2021, a delegation from Pakistan […]

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The Parched Tiger: India Says All Water Projects Compliant With Indus Treaty

Via MINT, a report on India’s India and Pakistan have discussed the exchange of hydrological and flood data at a meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission during which the Indian side underscored that all its projects are fully compliant with the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty. During the 117th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission […]

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