Archive for the ‘Afghanistan’ Category

Key Climate Battle: Saving Himalayan Ice

Via Nikkei Asia, a look at how – from Afghanistan to China – vanishing glaciers risk floods and drought for billions: Filmmaker and environmental activist Jamyang Jamtscho Wangchuk brought a bit of his beloved Himalayas to the COP28 climate summit in Dubai last week. Around 250 milliliters of it, to be precise. In a plastic […]

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Kabul Residents Endure Hours-Long Queues in Severe Water Crisis

Via InterPress Service, a report on Afghanistan’s growing water scarcity crisis: According to United Nations statistics, nearly 80 percent of Afghan families lack access to sufficient water for their daily needs. Afghanistan, a landlocked country with limited water resources, is grappling with an exacerbated drought fueled by climate change, affecting the entire region. In the […]

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Taliban Vow To Finish Disputed Canal At ‘Any Cost’

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on the Taliban’s vow to finish a disputed canal at ‘any cost’ despite its Central Asian neighbors crying foul over its plans to tap shared river: A massive canal project in Afghanistan has alarmed the country’s neighbors over fears it will drain a river key to their agricultural economies, but […]

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The Qosh Tepa Canal: A Source of Hope in Afghanistan 

Via The Diplomat, a report on the Qosh Tepal Canal project which faces many challenges, not the least of which is unease in Central Asia about water security: In Afghanistan, a desolate landscape almost entirely secluded from the rest of the world and burdened by starvation and severe climate changes, my father finds comfort in […]

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Impact of Afghanistan’s Kushtepa Canal on Central Asia

Via the Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting (CABAR), a discussion of the impact of the construction of the Afghan Kushtepa Canal on the water balance in Central Asia: During the analytical expert meeting organized by on 31 October, experts from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan discussed the prospects and consequences of the construction […]

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‘Staggering’ 347 Million Children Facing Water Scarcity in South Asia: UN

Via Al Jazeera, a sobering report on a new UN study indicating that 347 million children face water scarcity in South Asia: More children in South Asia are struggling due to severe water scarcity made worse by the effects of climate change than anywhere else worldwide, the United Nations says. “A staggering 347 million children […]

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