Water Wars

India’s Water Crisis: Beyond Chennai

A water truck in Kolhapur, Maharashtra; author: Arne Hückelheim, modified, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:WaterTruckCropped.JPG

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

Backgrounder: The Water Crisis in Crimea

Sunset over the Dnieper River, which once met most of Crimea's water needs,, cc Flickr tuyddatygl, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Exploring the economic, environmental, and geopolitical dynamics surrounding the ongoing water crisis in Crimea.

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


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.

Nile Basin Water Wars: One Step Closer to an Agreement

Combined GERD leaders smile at the White House, cc Flickr White House, modified, public domain

Recent negotiations have offered a ray of hope in the longstanding water conflict.

Water Shortages: China’s Unrecognized Threat

Chinastream, cc Flickr Anita Ritenour, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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

Water Crisis Deepens the Misery in Afghanistan Civil War

KajakiDam, cc Flickr USACE Afghanistan Engine, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

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

Doklam Plateau: China Tries Out the Water Weapon

Bridge_over_brahmaputra_river, cc Flickr anurag peshne, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

China has stopped sharing hydrological data for the Brahmaputra River with India, apparently in response to their ongoing standoff at the Doklam Plateau.

Interview: Rudo Sanyanga on Ethiopia Grand Renaissance Dam, Water Conflicts


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.

Water War in Central Asia: the Water Dilemma of Turkmenistan

KurpsaiDAm, cc Flickr Catfisheye, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en

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.

Three International Water Conflicts to Watch

Ilisu Dam floodplain cc Senol Demir

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.

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