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Iran-Afghanistan Tensions Now Rising Over Water

Via Fair Observer, an article on rising tensions between Iran and Afghanistan over the Helmand River: The dispute over the Helmand River between Iran and Afghanistan is an old one. In the?1870s, when Afghanistan was still under British control, the border between the neighbors was drawn along the main branch of the river. Helmand is […]

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Afghanistan?s Kamal Khan Dam and the Helmand River Treaty

Via The Diplomat a look at the controversy over?Afghanistan?s Kamal Khan Dam despite the fact that the?Helmand River Treaty nor customary international law denies Afghanistan the right to construct dams over the Helmand River: The opening of the Kamal Khan Dam in March 2021 reignited an old dispute between Iran and Afghanistan over the allocation […]

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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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Iran?s Controversial Dam Project May Delay Initial Filling

Via the Iran Project, a report that a controversial dam may be delayed: A controversial dam project in southwestern Iran may delay plans for its initial filling amid growing concerns that the project could cause significant environmental damage. ?? The contractor in charge of the Chamshir Dam project said on Saturday that an initial filling […]

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Iran: 25 Arrested During Water Protests Last Month

Via Terra Daily, a report that?Iran says 25 were arrested during water protests last month: Iran announced Thursday the arrest of 25 people during protests last month against severe water shortages and a lack of response from officials in a western province, local media reported. “During three illegal gathering that took place in Hamadan, 25 […]

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Forgotten Droughts: Five Regions That Could Soon Face Conflict Over Water

Via EuroNews, a look at?five regions of the world which could soon face conflict over water: Millions of people in ‘neglected’ regions could soon face violent conflict over water, according to an early warning tool developed by the Water Peace and Security partnership. News cameras turned to Europe this summer as the continent sweltered through […]

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