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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Chinese Moves Complicate India-Bangladesh Dispute Over Teesta

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at Dhaka’s water dilemma; while a deal with India on the Teesta River remains elusive, Beijing wants it to make up its mind on a Chinese project on the river: In the second week of October, a month after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned from New Delhi without a […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Dams and Pakistan’s Water Crisis

Via The Diplomat, a report on how Pakistan is being strangled by a chronic water shortage that stands to exacerbate tensions with its giant eastern neighbor, India: Thirteen-year-old Kaneez Sughra, a resident of Pakistan’s Orangi town near Karachi, has a strange problem. Every day, before coming to school, she has a choice to make about […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Grand Plan for Kashmir Dams

Via The Diplomat, an article on seven new dams India is constructing in the fragile ecology of Indian-administered Kashmir will come at a high human and environmental cost: Until a few years ago, Ghulam Hassan Magray, 36, was living comfortably in his native village, Sewerbatti, located just on the banks of the Chenab River. Magray […]

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The Parched Tiger: Climate Change Compounding India’s Water Crisis

Via MIT Technology Review, a look at how droughts and floods have pushed the nation’s leaky, polluted, and half-done water systems to the brink: Severe droughts have drained rivers, reservoirs, and aquifers across vast parts of India in recent years, pushing the nation’s leaky, polluted water systems to the brink. More than 600 million Indians […]

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As Himalayan Glaciers Melt, A Water Crisis Looms In South Asia

Via Yale e360, a look at how – as warmer air is thinning most of the vast mountain range’s glaciers, known as the Third Pole because they contain so much ice – the melting could have far-reaching consequences for flood risk and for water security for a billion people who rely on meltwater for their […]

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Climate Change To Bring Enhanced Droughts Worldwide

Via WaterWorld, an article on a new study from the University of East Anglia which estimates that rising global temperatures will increase the length and spread of major droughts for India, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Brazil, and Egypt: New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) finds that rising global temperatures will bring significant risks of more frequent […]

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