Asia & Pacific

 

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Water, Peace, and Security for All: The Potential for Peacebuilding in Afghanistan’s Hydropolitics

Water, Peace, and Security for All: The Potential for Peacebuilding in Afghanistan’s Hydropolitics

Source: Heinrich Böll Stiftung - Afghanistan, 2016

Author(s): Najib Fahim

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/12/2016

 

In terms of having water resources, Afghanistan has a considerable advantage in comparison to its neighbors. However, war and other various factors have limited the country’s ability to make use of these resources. Water infrastructure—including dams, water storage tanks, irrigation and water supply networks, hydrometric stations and metrology systems, and...

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Imagining Industan

Imagining Industan

Source: Springer Nature, 2017

Author(s): Zafar Adeel and Robert G. Wirsing

Countries: Afghanistan, China, India, Indus River Basin, Pakistan

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/12/2016

 

This volume calls upon over a dozen Indus observers to imagine a scenario for the Indus basin in which transboundary cooperation over water resources overcomes the insecurity arising from water dependence and scarcity. From diverse perspectives, its essays examine the potential benefits to be gained from revisiting the 1960 Indus...

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Water Security, Cooperation and Conflict

Water Security, Cooperation and Conflict

Source: Geneva Centre for Security Policy, 2016

Author(s): David Michel

Countries: Armenia, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Guatemala

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/12/2016

 

Growing populations and economies, unsustainable consumption practices and mounting environmental challenges are exerting increasing pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. Many observers fear that impending shortfalls between rising demand and shifting supplies could foster sharpened competition among nations or communities attempting to secure increasingly scarce water resources. History furnishes little evidence...

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The Indus Treaty Revisited: India-Pakistan Water Sharing

The Indus Treaty Revisited: India-Pakistan Water Sharing

Source: Future Directions Intenational, 2015

Author(s): Mervyn Piesse

Countries: India, Kashmir, Pakistan

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/12/2016

 

Since the partition of the Sub-continent in 1947, water has been a divisive issue between India and Pakistan. The Indus Water Treaty was created to lessen and manage any tensions that might arise from the use of the Indus River and its tributaries. Pakistan is highly reliant upon the water...

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WFP Afghanistan Report October 2016

WFP Afghanistan Report October 2016

Source: World Food Program, 2016

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/12/2016

 

The objectives of the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) are to: 1) respond to the food security and nutrition needs of conflict-affected IDPs, refugees, returnees, natural disaster-affected populations, and persons affected by acute economic stresses; 2) support the recovery of communities, families and individuals affected by shocks; 3) treat...

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Water Conflict Resolution in Multiple User Scenarios in Mahakanadarawa Scheme in Sri Lanka

Water Conflict Resolution in Multiple User Scenarios in Mahakanadarawa Scheme in Sri Lanka

Source: International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, 2016

Author(s): M.H.M. Hamseen and S.S. Sivakumar

Countries: Sri Lanka

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/11/2016

 

Sri Lanka is an agriculture based developing country and currently Anuradhapura district provides the large contribution to the national economy through food production. The Mahakanadarawa irrigation scheme situated in east side of the A9 road, nearly 20km from the heart of the Anuradhapura city. This scheme has 126 Sqmls catchment...

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The Farmer Becomes the Criminal -- Human Rights and Land Confiscation in Karen State

The Farmer Becomes the Criminal -- Human Rights and Land Confiscation in Karen State

Source: Human Rights Watch, 2016

Author(s): Caroline Stover

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Governance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 16/11/2016

 

In Burma, where 70 percent of people earn a living through agriculture, securing land is often equivalent to securing a livelihood. But instead of creating conditions for sustainable development, recent Burmese governments have enacted abusive laws, enforced poorly conceived policies, and encouraged corrupt land administration officials that have promoted the...

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Water Resource Competition in the Brahmaputra River Basin: China, India, and Bangladesh

Water Resource Competition in the Brahmaputra River Basin: China, India, and Bangladesh

Source: CNA Corporation, 2016

Author(s): Nilanthi Samaranayake, Satu Limaye, and Joel Wuthnow

Countries: Bangladesh, China, India

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 16/11/2016

 

The Brahmaputra River originates in China and runs through India and Bangladesh. China and India have fought a war over contested territory through which the river flows, and Bangladesh faces human security pressures in this basin that will be magnified by upstream river practices. Controversial dam-building activities and water diversion...

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Gidon Bromberg on Environmental Peacebuilding in the Lower Jordan Valley [Audio]

Gidon Bromberg on Environmental Peacebuilding in the Lower Jordan Valley [Audio]

Source: Environmental Change and Security Program and Maternal Health Initiative, 2014

Author(s): Gidon Bromberg

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/11/2016

 

“When you turn on the tap in any community in Israel, water will always flow. That’s not the case in Palestine, and it’s not always the case in Jordan either,” says Gidon Bromberg, Israeli director of EcoPeace Middle East, in this week’s podcast.   Water-related disparities, including quality and quantity,...

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Mine Action Newsletter

Mine Action Newsletter

Source: UN Mine Action Program for Afghanistan, 2016

Author(s): Paul Heslop

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Land, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 03/11/2016

 

In February 2016, a team of headquarters staff led by Mr. Paul Heslop, visited the Afghanistan programme to review operations and strategic planning. At the end of the trip, Mr. Heslop shared some of his views on the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan.

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