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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Water – The New Flashpoint in the India-China Stand-Off

Via Byline Times, commentary on China’s plans to build a new dam on the headwaters of the Tsangpo River: At a conference on 26 November Yan Zhiyong, chairman of the state-owned Power Construction Corp of China, announced plans to build a new hydropower dam on one of the largest river’s in the world, which flows […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: World’s Largest Hydropower Project by China on Yarlung/Brahmaputra

Via ORF Online, a report on China’s hydropower project on the Yarlung/Brahmaputra headwaters: The Yarlung snaking its way in between the lofty peaks of Namcha Barwa (R) and Gyala Peri (L) | Source: Google Earth Causing an apparent surprise, news broke last week that hydropower exploitation in the downstream of the Yarlung Zangbo had been made a part […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: India’s Worries and China’s Tibetan Dams

Via Future Directions International, commentary on how Chinese dams on the Brahmaputra River are just one more thorn in the side of India-China relations and India has good reason to be concerned: India has said that it is ‘carefully monitoring’ the situation as China considers building up to 60 gigawatts of hydropower along the Brahmaputra River (known as […]

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The Parched Tiger: Climate Change Worsens Water Crisis In Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra Basins

Via Third Pole, a report on the impact of climate change on the Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra basins in India where new satellite data shows less rain and warmer weather is further depleting already overexploited groundwater in one of the world’s most populated regions: Rainfall has declined across the Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra basin over the past two decades, reducing the […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: China’s Tibet Dam Plan Worries Downstream India

Via The Asia Times, a report on China’s planned mega-dam on world’s highest altitude river: The world’s highest altitude river, cutting through the Tibetan plateau and rugged terrain along the Chinese-Indian border, carries troubled waters amid a new era of border tensions between the two Asian giants.  Those tensions are set to rise with Beijing’s […]

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Himalayan Towns Facing Imminent Water Crisis

Via Scroll.in, a report on the Himalaya water crisis where the demand-supply gap is as steep as 70% in some parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Famed mountain retreats such as Mussoorie, Darjeeling and Kathmandu may soon face acute water distress, with a demand-supply gap already as vast as 70% in some towns, new […]

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