Archive for the ‘Chad’ Category

The Thirsty Dragon: China Ostensibly Cancels Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar in Favour of Access to Kyaukpyu Port

Via Future Directions International, a report on the future of the Chinese-financed, US$3.6 billion ($4.77 billion) Myitsone hydropower dam project in Myanmar: President U Htin Kyaw completed a six-day visit to Beijing on 11 April. During his first visit to China as the Burmese head of state, President Kyaw met with Chinese officials to discuss opportunities […]

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A Water Fight Like No Other May Be Brewing Over Asia’s Rivers

Via BusinessWeek, a look at the unfolding fight over Asia’s rivers: Under President Xi Jinping, China has been aggressively asserting claims to most of the South China Sea, angering neighbors by turning specks of rock into artificial islands. Another water fight could be just as explosive—this one involving fresh water. On Oct. 1, China said […]

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Lake Chad: Rising Tensions As Water Dwindles

Via AllAfrica, a report on how droughts, agricultural irrigation and climate change have reduced Lake Chad’s extent to one-tenth of its former size over the past 35 years and is now giving rise to tensions over its allocation & use: Kanada Souley casts his nets in the low waters of Lake Chad. The 40-year-old is […]

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Africa: Four Nations Agree to Water Management Programme

Via All Africa, a report on a cooperative international effort to preserve the Nubian aquifer: Seeking to improve their management of water resources, four northeast African nations today agreed at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to establish a long-term framework for utilizing a key underground water system. Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan signed a […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: A Dry and Anxious North Awaits China’s Giant, Unproven Water Transport Scheme

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a detailed look at China’s ambitious South-North Water Transfer Project designed to solve a commanding threat to China’s modernization: the increasingly dire confrontation between rising energy demand in a nation that is steadily getting drier: The dark openings of two pipelines beneath the Yellow River, like eyes on a flat […]

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Libya’s Great Man-Made River Project

Via Terra Daily, some additional information on Libya’s 33-billion-dollar Great Man-Made River scheme to extract water from deep beneath the Sahara and pipe it across the desert to its coastal cities.  As the article notes, it is laden with potential for stoking friction with Libya’s neighbours: “…The scheme, already some two-thirds complete, is economically viable […]

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