Archive for the ‘India’ Category

The Parched Tiger: Can India Withstand A Water Crisis?

Via The Hindu BusinessLine, an article/podcast on the findings of a report on water efficiency in Indian Agriculture: In this episode of the State of the Economy Podcast, Subramani Ra Mancombu speaks to Rathish Balakrishnan, Co-founder of Sattva Consulting on the issue of water scarcity in Indian agriculture, highlighted in the report “Transforming Crop Cultivation: […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Most Innovative Cities Are Running Out of Water

Via Japan Times, a report on India’s water crisis and its impact on the nation’s economic engine: At the time Egypt’s pyramids were being constructed, one of the cradles of global civilization grew up in the Indus Valley around the borders of what are today Pakistan and India. Its grid-planned cities produced sewage networks, delicate […]

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China Ships Tibetan Glacier Water To Climate-Threatened Maldives

Via Terra Daily, a report on China’s recent shipment of bottled Tibetan water to the Maldives, a shipment that is both ironical and also impactful given India’s geopolitical interest in the Maldives and ongoing tensions between India and China: China has sent more than a million bottles of water from melting Tibetan glaciers to the […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Silicon Valley Faces a Water Crisis That Software Cannot Solve

Courtesy of the New York Times, a report on Bengaluru – a city that gets plenty of rain – but did not properly adapt as its soaring population strained traditional water sources: The water tankers seeking to fill their bellies bounced past the dry lakes of India’s booming technology capital. Their bleary-eyed drivers waited in line […]

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Geopolitics of Hydrography: Ruling the Waves Means First Understanding What Lies Beneath

Via the Lowy Institute, a report on the growing competition among India, China and others to chart international waters as well as the exclusive economic zones of countries around the region: Hydrography, the mapping of bodies of water and surrounding coastal details, is the new front in the battle for influence in the Indian Ocean. […]

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China Changes Tack on Water Politics

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on how – long a source of tension with its neighbors – China’s transboundary rivers are opening opportunities for regional cooperation: Sixteen major rivers originate in China that supply fresh water to nearly 3 billion people in 14 Asian countries – more than a third of the world’s population. As “Asia’s […]

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