Archive for March, 2017

The Parched Tiger: Soothing Troubled Waters Essential for India and Pakistan

Via Future Directions International, commentary on Indus River tensions: Background The Permanent Indus Commission implements and manages the objectives of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT). In 1947, immediately after independence, India and Pakistan, the two major beneficiaries of the Indus River basin, began to dispute their share of the natural resource. It took years of […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China’s Silk Road?

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at China’s need to be wary of a looming water crisis in Central Asia: It wasn’t until the second century BC that ancient China arguably discovered the true potential of Central Asia’s geostrategic golden ticket. As the then-reigning Han Dynasty set out to formally establish a network of trade routes […]

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Where Will The Future’s Water Crises Hit Hardest?

Via Popular Science, a look at the globe’s water worries: In some parts of the world, clean water flows straight from a tap. In others, people trek for miles to reach a potable source. How do we measure the availability of this essential resource? Compare the amount of water a region uses to the size of its water […]

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The Parched Tiger: PMO Told That Water Wars Are Near In ‘Water-Stressed’ India

Via the New Indian Express, an article on India’s water stress: With demand outstripping supply of water, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is waking up to the possibility of water scarcity triggering social unrest in the country and leading to water wars between states. “The growing scarcity of water is manifesting itself in the form […]

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Mexico’s Water Crisis

Via Mexico News Daily, a report on Mexico’s water crisis: Mexico is facing a water crisis that affects millions of people across the country and it’s only going to get worse in future, warns at least one expert. According to the National Water Commission (Conagua), 9 million people don’t have access to potable water and […]

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Drafting Pakistan’s Water Policy

Via Third, an interview with Simi Kamal, one of Pakistan’s foremost water experts, on how a water policy can be developed for the country, how money can be raised, and what details need to be included: Zofeen T Ebrahim (ZTE): Why doesn’t the government of Pakistan have a water policy yet?  Simi Kamal (SK): They have […]

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