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China Looks to Increase Hydropower to Meet Clean Energy Goals

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While the superpower announces ambitious sustainability goals, it faces droughts and intensive energy needs.

Landslide Lake Puts Pakistani Villages at Risk of Flooding

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Thousands of Pakistani villagers are at risk if a landslide-formed lake breaches its rock dam.

Pakistan Installs Country's First Urban Rainwater Harvesting System

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Pakistan’s first urban rainwater harvesting system has been installed in the capital city Islamabad.

Pakistan Raises Water Issue During Diplomatic Talks with India

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Pakistan officials argue India’s dam-building violate the Indus River Treaty.

Drought, Climate Change Jeopardize Global Hydropower Policies

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Less precipitation + more extreme droughts = electricity shortages.

Chinese Farms Generate More Water Pollution than Factories

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Study shows 2007 discharges were double previous estimates.

Pakistan Negotiates Domestic, International Water Disputes

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Indus River System Authority discuss the Sindh province's accusation that Punjab is stealing water.

China May Relocate 300,000 from Three Gorges Region

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Water pollution and river bank instability pose more serious problems than expected on the reservoir banks.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Presses India for Water Deal During Visit

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No agreement was signed, but Bangladesh continued to push for a deal similar to the Ganges Treaty.

Water Projects Emphasized in $7.5 Billion-U.S. Aid Package to Pakistan

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Improved irrigation systems and water infrastructure projects are primary goals.

Melting Glaciers Cause Potential Flooding Problems

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Emerald lakes are beautiful, but rapidly melting glaciers can cause them to inundate villages downstream.

US Company Targets Bhutan’s Mineral Water

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An American firm is negotiating for the exclusive rights to sell Bhutanese mineral water outside of South Asia.