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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: The Imbalance of the Asian Water Tower

Via Nature, an abstract on a new research paper on the Third Pole: The Hindu Kush–Karakoram–Himalayan system, named the Third Pole because it is the largest global store of frozen water after the polar regions, provides a reliable water supply to almost 2 billion people. Marked atmospheric warming has changed the balance of this so-called […]

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The Parched Tiger: Multiple Hydropower Projects On Chenab River Ring Alarm Bells

Via Mongabay, an article on multiple hydropower projects on the Chenab river in India: Chenab is an important river in India’s Jammu and Kashmir region and currently has over 12 hydropower projects either commissioned or under construction. Environmentalists and experts in the region also warn that the unchecked growth of such projects may lead to […]

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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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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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