Archive for the ‘Bangladesh’ Category

India’s Teesta River Funding: Ambition or Illusion?

Courtesy of the Asia Times, an article on how India can strengthen its relationship with Bangladesh and counterbalance China’s growing regional influence: During a visit to Dhaka on May 8-9, Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra expressed India’s interest in financing the Teesta River project, marking a significant shift in India’s engagement with Bangladesh regarding this […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: China, India Duel for Riverine Lifeblood of Bangladesh

Via Asia Times, a report on how both China and India are bidding to assist Bangladesh’s Teesta River project, though Beijing’s offer is likely one Dhaka can’t refuse: Bangladesh’s economy faces a perfect storm with double-digit inflation pinching wallets, foreign exchange reserves dwindling and economic growth fading away. To weather the crisis, the government is […]

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What Will It Take For Bangladesh and India To Sign Transboundary River Agreements

Via Global Dialogue, a look at the need for Bangladesh and India to talk about sharing water on two major rivers, the Teesta and Ganges. But experts on both sides say much depends on political consensus and the right atmosphere for negotiations Bangladesh’s ruling party, the Awami League, started its fourth consecutive term in government this year […]

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Groundwater Levels Around the World Are Dropping Quickly, Often at Accelerating Rates

Via Inside Climate News, highlights of a starting report showing rapid declines in groundwater are most common in aquifers under croplands in drier regions, including California: Groundwater supplies are dwindling in aquifers around the world, a groundbreaking new study found, with the rates of decline accelerating over the past four decades in nearly a third […]

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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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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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