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.
For India, the road to great power status is frought with critical water management challenges.
Recent negotiations have offered a ray of hope in the longstanding water conflict.
China faces a water crisis that won’t be solved until pricing aligns with the reality of this increasingly scarce resource.
Water crisis and civil war continue to feed into one another in Afghanistan.
China has stopped sharing hydrological data for the Brahmaputra River with India, apparently in response to their ongoing standoff at the Doklam Plateau.
Geopoliticalmonitor.com sits down with Rudo Sanyanga of the International Rivers Africa Program to discuss the geopolitical impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam and other water conflicts on the continent.
If Central Asian states fail to come up with fair and inclusive institutions to manage increasingly scarce water resources, they run the risk of armed conflict in the future.
Sustainable development of trans-border waterways has always been daunting for national governments, and climate change is only making things more difficult. Here are three international water conflicts to keep an eye on in the coming years.