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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.

James Workman: Mandela's Global Water Ambassador Dies — A Reflection on South African Human Rights Lawyer, Kader Asmal

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When Nelson Mandela named South Africa’s first democratic Minister for Water Affairs and Forestry – a futile effort to keep his outspoken, irascible, chain-smoking friend out of trouble – Kader Asmal claimed ignorance about the rudimentary basics of his new portfolio.

Infographic: Successes and Failures of China's Five-Year Plans (1996 -2010)

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A breakdown of previous plans gives context to the newly released 12th Five-Year Plan.
China's Water Governance Bureaucracy

Infographic: China's Water Governance Bureaucracy and Water Legislation Timeline

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Demystifying China's governmental water offices and water-related…

Pakistan and India in Dam Building Race -- Interpreting the Indus Waters Treaty

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A new era of dam building brings uncertainty to the 50-year-old water truce between India and Pakistan.

Q&A: James G. Workman on the Bushmen's Fight for Water Rights and 21st Century Hydro-Democracy

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Workman says chances of the Botswanian government returning water rights to the Bushmen as 'pretty slim.'

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Protect Argentina’s Glaciers

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Bill passes that will ban mining and oil drilling in Andean ice fields.

Countries Move Forward with Nile Treaty Despite Egypt's Objections

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A weekend meeting of the Nile basin water ministers does not resolve treaty impasse.

Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Water Territories and the Politics of Scale and Identity

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An excerpt from the introductory chapter of Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Politics and Identity, a book on the effect modern society has on water culture and indigenous communities

Q&A: David Getches on Water Rights for
Indigenous Cultures

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"How modern society is affecting our water culture and the rights of indigenous communities."

Indigenous Groups in Ecuador Protest Water Reform Bill

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The water legislation would consolidate too much power in the hands of the government, protesters say.

Nile Basin Countries Fail to Sign River Treaty Again

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Egypt and Sudan have rejected the proposed Nile Basin agreement as it stands, while the other seven members vow to press on.