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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: China, India Duel for Riverine Lifeblood of Bangladesh

Via Asia Times, a report on how both China and India are bidding to assist Bangladesh’s Teesta River project, though Beijing’s offer is likely one Dhaka can’t refuse: Bangladesh’s economy faces a perfect storm with double-digit inflation pinching wallets, foreign exchange reserves dwindling and economic growth fading away. To weather the crisis, the government is […]

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What Will It Take For Bangladesh and India To Sign Transboundary River Agreements

Via Global Dialogue, a look at the need for Bangladesh and India to talk about sharing water on two major rivers, the Teesta and Ganges. But experts on both sides say much depends on political consensus and the right atmosphere for negotiations Bangladesh’s ruling party, the Awami League, started its fourth consecutive term in government this year […]

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The Parched Tiger: Kashmir Now Faces Water Scarcity as Himalayan Glaciers Melt

Via Fair Observer, an article on the impact that climate change is having upon water supplies in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The winter of 2023–2024 was the driest on record, with major cities in the region such as the summer capital of Srinagar recording their hottest winter in 18 years. With the world projected to […]

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The Parched Tiger: Bengaluru’s Water Crisis Is Why Indian Cities Need ‘Water Urbanism’

Via Nagaland Post, commentary on Bengaluru’s water crisis and India’s need for ‘water urbanism’: India is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world according to a report by the NITI Aayog. The country is home to nearly a fifth of the world’s population, but it has only 4% of global water resources. Add […]

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The Parched Tiger: How India’s Water Pollution Triggers Migration Waves

Via Fair Planet, a look at how India’s water pollution triggers migration waves: In 2024, pollutants contaminating groundwater affected over two million people in India. What drives this trend and what can be done to reverse it? Farmers and experts offer their insights. Sunil Kumar, 45, a former resident of Bindhroli – a village in […]

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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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