Archive for September, 2012

Why Is Brazil The New America? Water.

Via The Christan Science Monitor, an interesting commentary on Brazil’s position as a water “superpower”: If you would like to get a firsthand peek at the bright future of Brazil, but you don’t have $7,500 for a business-class fare to Rio de Janeiro, you can learn almost as much, while having less fun, by making […]

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The Parched Tiger: India Most Vulnerable G-20 Nation to Water Stress

Via Bloomberg, an article on a report on India’s water risk: India, the second-biggest producer of rice, wheat and sugar, is the most vulnerable among the world’s leading industrial and emerging economies to future water stress, according to HSBC Holdings Plc. India exhibits the most worrying trends among the Group of 20 nations with the […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Internal Water Dispute

Courtesy of Times of India, an article on India’s internal water tensions as a water shortage in India’s Cauvery River Basin has pitted the state of Karnataka against its southern neighbor, Tamil Nadu: Totally rejecting the formula suggested by Cauvery River Authority (CRA) headed by Prime minister Manmohan Singh on water sharing, Karnataka has said […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Yellow River Threatened By Desertification In Tibet’s Wetlands

Via China Dialogue, an article on how the Tibetan plateau’s Zoige wetlands, a crucial water source for the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, continue to deteriorate despite conservation efforts:     The “kidneys” of the Tibetan plateau are failing. The Zoige Wetland National Nature Reserve, which sits on the northeastern fringe of western China’s Qinghai-Tibet plateau, […]

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Asia’s Water Crisis Needs Urgent Fixing

Via the Jakarta Globe, some commentary on Asia’s water crisis: Asia’s water crisis is at the heart of the world’s water challenges, where the degradation of surface and subterranean water resources threatens the ecosystem. With Asia facing the world’s lowest per capita access to fresh water, the continent’s ever-deeper search for water is sucking groundwater […]

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Sudan Reaffirms Support for Egypt’s Nile Water Rights

Via Ooska News, a report on Sudan’s support for Egypt’s Nile water rights: Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir, despite demands from the International Criminal Court for his arrest for war crimes, traveled to Cairo on September 16 to meet with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, where he reaffirmed Sudan’s support for Egypt on Nile water rights. The […]

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