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Climate Change: Bigger Threat To Pakistan Than Terrorism

Via The Washington Post, commentary on how climate change is a bigger threat to Pakistan than terrorism: I never took climate change seriously until last year, when a mother and her child drowned in flooding just a few streets away from my home in Islamabad. This year the flooding is even worse. At least 150 people, including women […]

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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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Mismanagement of Water Resources: Root of Pakistan’s Drought

Via The Third Pole, commentary on Pakistan’s water scarcity crisis: More than 80% of the population in Pakistan faces ‘severe water scarcity’. Without change, this is projected to increase. With the water crisis looming over the country, Umer Karim, a development sector professional, sat down with The Third Pole. Karim has been working in the field of […]

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Pakistan’s Water Crisis

Via The Diplomat, an article on how – while Pakistan’s financial crisis is getting much media attention – the nation’s water crisis, its most pressing problem, is being ignored: The media is rife with stories of Pakistan’s financial crisis. Unwarranted and ill-founded parallels are being drawn with Sri Lanka. The fiscal situation in the country will soon […]

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Pakistan Heading Towards Becoming Water-Scarce Country: Minister

Via Dawn, an article on Pakistan’s water crisis: Expressing concern over the ongoing global climate crisis, Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman on Sunday said Pakistan was set to become one of the first five water-scarce countries if no immediate action was taken. The country is particularly afflicted and the immediacy of climate change cannot […]

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Pakistan: Water Crisis Looms Over Pindi and Islamabad

Via Dawn, a look at Pakistan’s growing water crisis: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Rawalpindi cantonment boards may have to start water rationing as water level in Khanpur Dam has dropped to just 24 feet above the dead level. An Official at the reservoir pointed out that there had been a massive decrease in […]

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