Archive for the ‘Bangladesh’ Category

Beyond Borders: Navigating Asia’s Water Challenges

Via The Diplomat, an article on how solving Asia’s water stress will require a concerted diplomatic effort on the international stage: Once an abstract concern, water stress in Asia is now an undeniable reality exacerbated by rapid population growth, urbanization, and climate change. The region is largely failing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) […]

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Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Bangladesh, Brahmaputra Proxies for Sino-Indian conflict

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, a look at how Chinese and Indian dams stoke regional tensions: On a muggy June afternoon in the remote village of Pohumora in northeastern India, Anjana Taye haunches on the mud floor of her home and carefully pours into two bowls the cloudy fermented rice drink known as apong, a staple of […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: China Is Building The World’s Biggest Dam In Secret

Via Stagecraft and Statecraft, an article on the the Brahmaputra super-dam project which poses risks for India and Bangladesh: China is unmatched as the world’s hydro hegemon, with more large dams in service than every other country combined. Now it is building the world’s first super dam, close to its heavily militarized frontier with India. […]

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Melting Himalayan Glaciers Could Leave 2B People Facing Water Scarcity

Via The National News, an article on a recent study that found that Himalayan glaciers in the region disappeared 65 per cent faster in the decade from 2011 to 2020: Himalayan glaciers providing critical water to nearly two billion people are melting faster than ever before due to climate change, exposing communities to unpredictable and […]

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Here’s a Look at the Water Crises That Might Be Coming to the World Soon

Courtesy of The New York Times, a look at Bangladesh – a river delta nation which is on the front line of climate change – and its coping strategies that could offer lessons for the wider world: Bangladesh is a land of water. Its silty rivers rush down from the Himalayas, spill into a filigreed maze […]

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The Parched Tiger: Thirsty Bangladesh’s Water-Sharing Agreement with India

Via Asia Global Online, a look at the issues arising between Bangladesh and India over water: In the geopolitically and geo-economically challenging world, Bangladesh must manage its way in the middle of the fraught relationship between neighbors China and India, as well as the China-US global strategic rivalry. In this context, Genevieve Donnellon-May of the […]

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