The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has published a progress report on implementation of the Water Convention, showing that Parties have made “significant progress” towards cooperation on transboundary waters.

China, India and other countries in Asia face urgent water challenges and won’t have sufficient water to develop further while ensuring food and energy security, according to a new report. The Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) is the source region for the 10 major rivers that supply 40% of Asia’s population across 16 countries.

Competition over limited water resources is one of the main concerns for the coming decades. Although water issues alone have not been the sole trigger for warfare in the past, tensions over freshwater management and use represent one of the main concerns in political relations between riparian states and may exacerbate existing tensions, increase regional instability and social unrest. Previous studies made great efforts to understand how international water management problems were addressed by actors in a more cooperative or confrontational way.

The 1960 Indus Waters Treaty dividing the rivers of the Indus system between India and Pakistan has continued to function through two wars and numerous political tensions. Nevertheless, given mounting pressures on the Indus’ waters due to population growth, climate change and mismanagement, many call for abandonment or renegotiation of the treaty. This article situates these criticisms within the quantitative literature analyzing river treaties to demonstrate that the same critiques are applicable to many treaties.

The Odisha government had raised objections to the project in the apex court by way of a petition and had challenged the environment clearance accorded to the project.

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) issued a report on global progress towards transboundary cooperation on water (SDG target 6.5) at World Water Week 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.

At first meet, no discussion on the State’s decision to move SC against CWMA

COIMBATORE: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday sought immediate operationalisation of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committe

Rajasthan has sought establishment of an Inter-State Basin Authority with the powers to resolve disputes among different States on sharing of river waters.

NEW DELHI: With Haryana missing its water share deadline on Monday, the capital continues to witness 40-50 MGD shortage in supply and complaints continue to pour in from areas in south and west Del

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