Archive for December, 2010

Parched Tiger: Growing Water Resource Deficits Across India

Via Columbia University’s State of The Planet blog, an in-depth analysis of the the problem of water resource deficits across India.  As the article notes, the rapidly declining groundwater table in Punjab–one of the most agriculturally productive states and the heart of green revolution belt in northern India–is especially disturbing: “…As the epicenter of the […]

Read more »

Parched for Peace: The Fertile Crescent Might Be Barren

Via Columbia University’s Water Matters blog, a detailed analysis of the impact that drought is having upon the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent.  As the report notes: This past October, the Levant Desalination Association and NOSSTIA, an organization of expat Syrian scientists, arranged a conference in the capital city of Damascus to discuss Syria’s water crisis. […]

Read more »

The Curse of The Nile

Courtesy of The Guardian, an interesting look at rising tensions between Ethiopia and Egypt over the Nile.  As the article notes: The Nile at Aswan, Egypt With the world’s attention distracted by the latest WikiLeaks revelations, Ethiopia’s prime minister Meles Zenawi did not need a whistleblower to cause his country diplomatic embarrassment: he proved more […]

Read more »

The Dam Race Between Pakistan and India

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, an interesting look at how a new era of dam building is bringing uncertainty to the 50-year old water truce between India and Pakistan.  As the article notes: The Indus River is Pakistan’s lifeline, the main source of water for the world’s largest irrigation system. In Kashmir’s Neelum Valley, part […]

Read more »

© 2023 Water Politics LLC .  'Water Politics', 'Water. Politics. Life', and 'Defining the Geopolitics of a Thirsty World' are service marks of Water Politics LLC.