Tag Archives: water crisis

South Asia’s Water Challenge – Politicization of Water Resources-II

Climate change, Asia’s rapid urbanization and population growth rates are placing increased pressure on scarce water resources.

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Kashmir Water Crisis Hits At Its Staple: Rice

As water levels have plummeted on the back of a winter that saw low snowfall and rainfall, the state government is urging local cultivators not to plant paddy this year.

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South Africa’s Water Crisis is Much Bigger Than the Cape

SA is overexploiting its water system, and the problem is getting harder and costlier to fix. Even if all government strategies are implemented, the country's demand for water will still outstrip supply.

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South Africa: Water is Scarce, But Solutions Can Be Found

South Africa can look to the arid Israeli model for its water solutions.

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South Asia Needs to Face up to Water and Energy Dilemma

South Asia’s water and energy crises are deeply intertwined. Growing energy demand drives water shortages and lack of water fuels power outages. Regional cooperation – such as power trading between countries – could ease tightening resource constraints but such solutions have been largely scuppered by political suspicions.

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