Tag Archives: Mekong

Politicization of Water Resources–I

Water scarcity has emerged as a highly critical and contentious issue in South Asia in the age of Climate Change. River water supply will increase in the short-term but this will only last as long as the glaciers do. Asia cannot rely on increased run-off being a long-lasting phenomenon. Changing rainfall patterns are expected to further exacerbate dwindling freshwater sources.

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Large-Scale Hydropower Will Fail in Tibet

Hydropower dams on the Tibetan plateau will be inefficient or inoperable because of freezing temperatures and power lines will wreck the region’s natural beauty and exacerbate climate changes, warns one geologist.

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