Archive for the ‘Bangladesh’ Category

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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Bangladesh’s Water Crisis and the Problem of a ‘Green’ Solution

Via The Frontier Post, commentary on Bangladesh’s water crisis: As the world scrambles to address climate change and build resilience to prepare communities for its destructive impacts, nature-based solutions are being presented as a panacea. These projects, which leverage nature and natural processes to help alleviate the effects of climate change and harmful human activity, […]

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Disquiet Over India’s Dam Across the Dibang

Via The Diplomat, a report on India’s Dibang Multipurpose project: On February 28, the Indian government approved the construction of a hydropower project across the River Dibang in the Northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The $3.9 billion project is India’s largest-ever hydropower project and at a height of 278 meters, the dam will be […]

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The Parched Tiger: Once Again, Teesta River Issue Roils Bangladesh-India Relations

Via The Diplomat, an article on India’s plans to build two additional canals that will draw water from the transboundary river, impacting water flows to Bangladesh: On March 4, the irrigation department of the government of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal acquired around 1,000 acres of land to dig an additional two canals […]

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Bangladesh PM’s India Trip Leaves Farmers Thirsty for Water Deal

Via NikkeiAsia, a report on issues between India and Bangladesh over use of the Teesta River: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India this week has left farmers and experts back home frustrated over a lack of progress on a deal to share precious water from a Himalayan river. Hasina, visiting for the first […]

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China Open To Role In Bangladesh River Project Under India’s Nose

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on China openness to playing a role in Bangladesh’s Teesta River project: A billion-dollar project to restore and manage a crucial river in Bangladesh is back on the table, with China showing a willingness to fund the endeavor, though even the Chinese ambassador has hinted at potential concerns over how regional […]

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