Archive for the ‘Ganges River’ Category

The Potential for Tensions in South Asia: The Food and Water Vector

Via Future Directions International, an article on the potential for tension over water and food in South Asia: Key Points Water scarcity is predicted to affect 1.8 billion people by 2025, many of whom will be from across Asia. The headwaters of most of Asia’s major rivers are located in Tibet, giving China a significant […]

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Bangladesh Invites Indian Investment In Ganges Barrage Project

Via Future Directions International, a report on Bangladesh’s interest in having India as a stakeholder in the proposed Ganges Barrage project: Bangladesh is keen to have India as a stakeholder in the proposed Ganges Barrage project. If it is constructed, the barrage will divert water into a 165 kilometre-long reservoir with a capacity of up to […]

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Will Inland Navigation Positively Shift South Asia’s Water Debate?

Via Spotlight Nepal, a look at the possibility that if Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Arunachal, Meghalaya, Mizoram or Uttarakhand can see that containers from Europe or Japan can come to their doorsteps at Chatra or Chisapani and similar places elsewhere – and they could benefit from reduction in the cost of their goods – there would be […]

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The Parched Tiger: India, Bangladesh and the Farakka Barrage

Via Future Direction International, a detailed examination of the water sharing agreements between Bangladesh and India: Key Points The Farakka Barrage was created by India in 1975 to divert water from the Ganges River system. Bangladesh is a lower riparian country that heavily relies on the flow of the Ganges to meet its food and […]

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The Parched Tiger: The Ganges Water Crisis

Courtesy of The New York Times, an interesting OpEd examining the plight of India’s Ganges river: In April, to offset a prolonged drought in California, Governor Jerry Brown introduced water restrictions for the state’s 39 million residents. Now imagine a water crisis like this affecting some 200 million people in an area smaller than California. […]

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Arguing Over The Ganges

Via Bangladesh’s New Nation, an article on the sharing of rivers between India and Bangladesh.  As the report notes: “…Bangladesh was deprived of about 21 thousand cusecs of water during the 1-10 January period this year. Under the provisions of the 1996 Ganges Water Sharing Treaty, Bangladesh was supposed to get some 68 thousand cusecs […]

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