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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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The Parched Tiger: India, High Water, and Its Discontents

Via JSTOR Daily, commentary on whether India’s hydro-hegemony on water from the Hindu Kush Himalayan region may help avoid war over this limited resource: The Tibetan Plateau has been described as the “roof of the world.” Surrounded by high mountains, including the Himalayan range, it’s the highest and largest plateau on the planet. It’s also one […]

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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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The Parched Tiger: Ganga, Brahmaputra, Indus water levels to rise by 2050

Via Times of India, an article on the forecasted rise in Brahmaputra and Indus rivers by 2050: The Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra river basins, which provide water to the most densely populated areas of south Asia, will see an increase in river ‘runoff’ by 2050 and 2100, according to projections by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

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International Hydro-Diplomacy

Via The Stimson Center, an article on a call to action on transboundary water governance in the Himalayan region, Central Asia, and the Euphrates-Tigris river basin: Water, a resource that is becoming increasingly scarce, is critical in sustaining human life. The last century has witnessed a multifold increase in global water demand despite its waning availability. […]

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