Water Conflict

Glacier Watch: Indus Basin

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Pakistan’s water issues will go from bad to worse after glaciers in the Indus Basin pass the peak water mark later this century.

India’s Water Crisis: Beyond Chennai

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For India, the road to great power status is frought with critical water management challenges.

Glacier Watch: Indus Basin

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Zac and Nick discuss economic and political considerations stemming from the long-term decline of the Indus Basin, focusing on Pakistan's water woes in particular. Recorded on May 5, 2019.

Glacier Watch: China-Kazakhstan Water Conflict and the Lake Balkhash Basin

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Glacier shrinkage in the Lake Balkhash basin is set to exacerbate water shortages in an already arid part of the world, creating a potential water conflict between China and Kazakhstan.

Water Conflict: Protests over Water, Pollution Flare in Iran

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A historic drought is bringing water pressures to the fore in Iran and adding to the authorities’ growing list of troubles.

Water Shortages: China’s Unrecognized Threat

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China faces a water crisis that won’t be solved until pricing aligns with the reality of this increasingly scarce resource.

Water Conflict: Iran’s Farmers Take on the Establishment

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Water shortages are fueling protests in Iran, drawing a forceful response from the authorities.

Water Crisis Deepens the Misery in Afghanistan Civil War

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Water crisis and civil war continue to feed into one another in Afghanistan.

Climate Change, Hunger, and Terrorism in the Lake Chad Basin

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For an example of how climate change can fuel terrorism and regional conflict, look no further than the Lake Chad Basin.

The Hidden Price of Interlinking Rivers in India

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Are the economic benefits of India’s interlinking river project worth the massive and largely unquantified ecological risks?

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