Archive for the ‘India’ Category

Securing Indus Waters Rights

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on Indus River water tensions: The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) based in The Hague has declared that they have the jurisdiction to preside over the Pakistan-India conflict over the contentious Kishanganga and Ratle hydroelectric projects in the territory of Kashmir. This decision raises one of the oldest and most profound […]

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In Delhi’s Parched Slums, Life Hangs on a Hose and a Prayer

Via the New York Times, an article on how a heat wave has left water in short supply across India’s capital region. The poorest are left to crowd around tankers to get whatever they can: Before the water tanker rolled into one of New Delhi’s largest slums, Arvind Kumar was pacing between the gate of […]

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India-Pakistan Water Cooperation Returns to Kashmir

Via The Diplomat, a report on a hydroelectric inspection which signals increased India-Pakistan engagement amid climate concerns: In a significant move for both regional cooperation and climate resilience, a 40-member team comprising experts from India, Pakistan, and the World Bank arrived in the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir this week to inspect two hydroelectric […]

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The Parched Tiger: Rural India Runs Dry as Thirsty Megacity Mumbai Sucks Water

Via Terra Daily, a report on the impact that Mubai’s water demands have upon rural communities: Far from the gleaming high-rises of India’s financial capital Mumbai, impoverished villages in areas supplying the megacity’s water are running dry — a crisis repeated across the country that experts say foreshadows terrifying problems. “The people in Mumbai drink […]

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The Parched Tiger: Climate Change Adds to Water Woes in the Andaman Islands

Via Dialogue Earth, a look at the Indian archipelago which is a case study in why water supply is an increasingly big problem for small islands: As clouds gathered on the horizon one morning in late May, the residents of Kadamtala in India’s Andaman Islands were elated. “That was the first signs of rain in […]

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The Parched Tiger: Drying Up – What Urban India Needs to Fix its Water Problem

Via the Indian Express, a report on India’s water crisis: Reduced river flows and falling water tables have made the summer harsher in several parts of the country. In Karnataka, the season began early, in March, when the drought, which carried over from last year, created and aggravated a water crisis in the state’s capital, […]

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