Archive for the ‘Afghanistan’ Category

Iran Secures Water Rights from Afghanistan Following Talks

Via The Frontier Post, a report that Iran has secured water rights from Afghanistan following recent talks: The ambassador and special representative of Iran to Afghanistan, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, said that over 300 million cubic meters of Tehran’s water rights have been secured from Afghanistan this solar year through negotiations and agreements with Afghanistan’s interim […]

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Iran: Water An Important Factor In Expansion of Ties with Afghanistan

Via Ariana News, a report that Iran says water is an important factor in expansion of ties with Afghanistan: Iran’s special representative for Afghanistan, Hasan Kazemi Qomi, said on Sunday that water is an important factor in the expansion of bilateral relations, expressing hope that the flow of water to his country will continue. Qomi […]

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Could Taliban Canal Spark Water War In Central Asia?

Via Radio Free Europe, a short video look at whether a new Afghan canal could spark a water war in Central Asia: The Taliban-led government is pushing forward with the ambitious Qosh Tepa canal project despite concerns over its impact. The waterway taps the Amu Darya River, a key water source that runs through Afghanistan […]

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Barren Fields and Empty Stomachs: Afghanistan’s Long, Punishing Drought

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on the tragic humanitarian impact of Afghanistan’s long, punishing drought: In a country especially vulnerable to climate change, a drought has displaced entire villages and left millions of children malnourished. They awake in the mornings to find another family has left. Half of one village, the entirety […]

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Afghan Canal Will Divert Water from Uzbekistan

Via the Times of Central Asia, an article on progress of the second phase of the Oosh Tepa Canal project: Afghanistan has begun construction of the second phase of the Qosh Tepa Canal, which will divert water from the Amu Darya River and may have an adverse effect on agriculture in downstream Uzbekistan. The Taliban announced that […]

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Afghanistan’s Warm Winter Triggers Warning Of Severe Drought

Via Radio Free Europe, a report on renewed fears of a severe drought in Afghanistan: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned that an unseasonably dry and warm winter could have devastating consequences for Afghanistan. “Without substantial snowfall soon, the country could experience a severe drought,” the agency said on January 23, […]

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