Archive for August, 2008

Serious Regional Water Crisis Looming: Central Asia

A highly informative piece recently published by Brookings examines the current and coming water ‘crisis’ facing Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as Afghanistan, Mongolia and the Western most province of China, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The article details the complicated dance between the region’s countries, with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan upstream […]

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India: Water Conflicts “Are The Most Vexing”

As recently reported in The Times of India, fears are growing that India’s water crisis is likely to get more complex and lead to more interstate conflicts if prompt measures are not taken to tackle the problem.  As the article notes: “Conflicts over water are the most vexing changes the country is facing,” said D […]

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Positive Water Politics: South Africa and Botswana Work Together

From the Sunday Standard, news that Botswana and South Africa recently extended their bilateral relations by signing a cross boarder water agreement, aimed at improving the living standards of the people of the two southern African states.  As the article notes: “…The two countries, which share a long border, are signatories to two shared river […]

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