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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Transboundary Water Governance is a Regional Security Issue in Asia

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at how careful management of Asia’s hydropower resources is essential to ensure its positive impacts on climate change and avoid transboundary river conflicts: The Tibetan Plateau and the surrounding Hindu Kush-Himalayan regions, also known as the ?Asian water tower,? is the source of 10 major Asian rivers.?Abundant glacier ice […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: China?s Super Hydropower Dam and Fears of Sino-Indian Water Wars

Via AsiaGlobal Online, a look at how the already-fraught relationship between China and India is becoming even more tense over Beijing?s plans to build a ?super hydropower dam? in Tibet: Already fraught due to longstanding border disputes and recent military clashes, the relationship between China and India is becoming even more tense over Beijing?s plans […]

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As Himalayan Glaciers Melt, A Water Crisis Looms In South Asia

Via Yale e360, a look at how – as warmer air is thinning most of the vast mountain range?s glaciers, known as the Third Pole because they contain so much ice – the melting could have far-reaching consequences for flood risk and for water security for a billion people who rely on meltwater for their […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: The Imbalance of the Asian Water Tower

Via Nature, an abstract on a new research paper on the Third Pole: The Hindu Kush?Karakoram?Himalayan system, named the Third Pole because it is the largest global store of frozen water after the polar regions, provides a reliable water supply to almost 2 billion people. Marked atmospheric warming has changed the balance of this so-called […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Chinese Lithium Find In Himalayas Raises Alarm Over Water

Via EcoBusiness, an article on the potential hydro implications of recent Chinese claim of having found a ?super large? deposit of lithium near Mount?Everest: The recent?discovery?near Mount Everest of ?super large? deposits of lithium, the key element in the batteries powering electric vehicles, has raised concerns over the fate of water resources in the region. […]

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Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Himalayan Dam Celebrated By China Raises Concern Downriver In India

Via Eurasia Review, a report on India’s concerns over China’s Baihetan Dam: When China celebrated the 100th?anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party on July 1, among other achievements it highlighted was a mega-dam that the country has built in southeastern Tibet. The latest behemoth dam to spark concern among downriver countries, the […]

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