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Archive for June, 2012

Pakistan: Kashmiris Fear Hydro Scheme Could Leave City High And Dry

Via AlertNet, a look at the one city’s fears over a proposed hydro project in Kashmir: The Neelum River runs through the centre of Muzaffarabad, the main city of Pakistani-administered Kashmir. ALERTNET/Roshan Din Shad Residents and environmental experts in Muzaffarabad, Pakistani-administrated Kashmir’s main city, fear the diversion of a major river to generate hydroelectric power […]

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The Philippines: Conflict Over Water In 2020 – Mining Or Agriculture?

Via the MindaNews, an article on the looming conflict over water in the Philippines between industries: Water will be a source of conflict and could possibly be a reason for war in 2020 if the river basins of Mindanao are not managed properly and the crucial resource is not allocated well, Secretary Lucille Sering, vice […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Water Consumption In Beijing To Hit Record High

Via China Daily, a report on Beijing’s water needs: China’s capital is expected to exceed its historical record of water consumption this summer, local water authorities said Friday. It is estimated that the peak day volume of water consumption in Beijing will reach 2.97 million cubic meters this summer, said Liang Li, a spokeswoman for […]

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