Archive for the ‘Indus’ Category

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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Indus Water Treaty: Pakistan And India Under International Law

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the Indus Water Treaty: Water is increasingly being recognized as one of the key impediments to development in arid and semiarid nations, where adequate quantity and quality of water for varied needs has already become a very tough challenge. All present trends point to a considerable growth in the complexity […]

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The Parched Tiger: Pakistan’s Indus Delta Drying Up Due To Lack Of Adequate Inflow

Via the Technology Times, a report that that Indus deltas are drying up due to the lack of adequate inflow: Delta is a place where the Indus River falls into the Arabian Sea in Kacho Chhan, near Thatta. The Indus is the world’s fifth largest delta, but it has been drying up due to a […]

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Poor Water Management Costs Pakistan $12 Billion Per Year

Via ProPakistani, a report on the significant impact that poor water management has upon Pakistan: Poor water resource management is estimated to cost Pakistan $12 billion per annum (4 percent of GDP), with the degradation of the Indus Delta costing another $2 billion. The Ministry of Climate Change in its report “Living Indus: Investing in […]

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