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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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The Thirsty Dragon: China’s ?Sponge City? Program Moving At Shenzhen Speed

Via The Diplomat, an article on China’s?Sponge City Program, which aims to both prevent flooding and increase water supply in urban areas: ?In 2017, the city of Shenzhen, China invited foreign teachers like me to visit Futian Mangrove Nature Reserve, on the coast of Shenzhen Bay overlooking Hong Kong. The problem was the reserve did […]

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Indus Water Treaty: Pakistan And India Under International Law

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the Indus Water Treaty: Water is increasingly being recognized as one of the key impediments to development in arid and semiarid nations, where adequate quantity and quality of water for varied needs has already become a very tough challenge. All present trends point to a considerable growth in the complexity […]

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Don?t Forget About Water in 2023

Via Geopolitical Futures, an article on water, a?finite resource will have plenty of countries on edge in the coming year: On Jan. 16, the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources announced that Beijing invested more than 1 trillion yuan ($148 billion) on water resource management in 2022, a whopping 44 percent increase from the previous year. […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Potential Chinese Hydro Cooperation With Pakistan Under CPEC

Via Technology Times, a report on potential Chinese and Pakistani hydro cooperation under CPEC activities: Pakistan has proposed water resource management and climate change as potential areas of collaboration under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) long-term strategy, according to reports. The majority of fresh water used in CPEC is consumed for?agricultural irrigation, which has an […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Between India And China, A River At The Centre Of Power Politics

Via Outlook India , a report on how the border dispute and low levels of trust between China and India have prevented a water-sharing treaty or a more formalized water management system for the Brahmaputra river, of the sort that exists in the Nile, Mekong, or Danube basins: Just a few days after the Chinese […]

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