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Peter Gleick: Climate Change, Snow and Ice, and Water Resources

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One of the reasons that climate change is such a big issue is because the global climate is an integral part of the Earth’s entire ecosystem, tied to so many of the big and little things that society cares about.

India Supreme Court Again Pushes National River Linking Project to Proceed

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This is the second time the court has promoted the mega-project that would link the major rivers in the north with those in the south as a way to better manage water, moving it from areas of perceived surplus to areas without sufficient supplies.

First Approval in India's National Plumbing Project, Despite Possibility to Endanger Tigers

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The Ken-Betwa canal will transfer water between river basins in southern India.

Monsoon Season, Water Shortages Worsen Health Conditions in Nepal

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The Nepalese government plans to improve sanitation access to combat water-borne diseases.

70 Percent of Himalayan Glaciers Gone by Next Century, Studies Say

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Photographic and scientific evidence shows that the melting third pole is still devastating the region

Flooding Inundates Southern China

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Economic and human losses soar as heavy rainfall continues in Southern China.

More Houses Submerged as Water Levels Rise in Pakistan's Attabad Lake

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Officials have begun blasting boulders to expand the spillway of glacial melt.

Indian Cities Face Sanitation Challenge

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A recent survey on sanitation in India’s cities reveals the need for dramatic changes.

Drought in India Forces Talk of User Fees, Rainwater Harvesting

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Fierce heat has allegedly killed dozens as country awaits arrival of monsoons.

India and Pakistan Dispute Water Use for Hydropower, Agriculture

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India strives to redirect water, currently used for Pakistani agriculture, on the Kishanganga River for 330 megawatts.

Glacial Melt Could Cause Tidal Wave in Pakistan

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A tidal wave, reaching up to 60 meters high, is expected to race through the Hunza valley of the Himalayas.

Heavy Rainfall Hampers Tea Markets in India and Sri Lanka

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Severe weather impacts could compromise tea farming for two of the world's biggest players in the industry.