Archive for the ‘Indus’ Category

 Dammed Thirsty: The Cross-Border Fight For Water

Via Terra Daily, a look at some of the world’s cross-border fights for water: With half the world experiencing water scarcity for at least part of the year, the huge dams being built by some countries to boost their power supplies while their neighbours go parched are a growing source of potential conflict.Ahead of a […]

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Government: Pakistan Not Facing Water Shortage Amid Stable Freshwater Resources

Via Pakistan’s Technology Times, commentary that Pakistan may not be facing water shortages according to the State of Pakistan’s Agriculture 2023, a report recently published by the Pakistan Business Council and the Pakistan Agricultural Coalition: The availability of freshwater resources has largely remained stable over the past few decades, contrary to popular belief, so Pakistan […]

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Changes to Indus Water Treaty Could Raise Hostility Between India, Pakistan

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at how proposed changes to the Indus Water Treaty could raise hostility between India and Pakistan: In an unexpected development, India issued a notice to Pakistan in January to amend the 1960 Indus Water Treaty. For Pakistan’s policymakers, the Indian move is aimed at threatening Pakistan with unilateral changes to the treaty if […]

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South Asia’s Looming Water War

Via Project Syndicate, commentary on how the Indus Waters Treaty – widely considered the world’s most generous water-sharing pact – is not meeting a “fair” standard for India, and it is in Pakistan’s interest to remedy that before more tension arises: More than six decades ago, the world’s most generous water-sharing pact was concluded. Under the Indus Waters […]

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An Opportunity To Revisit The Indus Waters Treaty

Via Modern Diplomacy, commentary on an opportunity to revisit the Indus Waters Treaty: Two days before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague was about to proceed with the hearing of “objected” hydro-power projects on tributaries, India issued a  notice to Pakistan seeking amendments to the decades old and only pact that compels historic rivals […]

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The Parched Tiger: India Escalates Water Conflict With Pakistan

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on how India’s notice for the Indus Water Treaty’s modification comes in the wake of a series of hydroelectric projects planned on the Indus valley rivers in India: On January 25, two days before a Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague started its hearing on the dispute over the Indus Water […]

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