Water challenges for India: dependent on others’ resources

India’s Water Scarcity Poses Major Long-Term Risks

The issue of water shortages is likely to become more prominent over the coming decades, as the world’s population rises and economic activity increases. In fact, water scarcity is likely to become a major security risk in several parts of the world, as we discuss in our Defence & Security reports. Meanwhile, BMI recently published an article on the impact of water shortages on India’s agriculture.

Cold Water Wars?

Uzbekistan Leader Warns of Water Wars in Central Asia

Uzbekistan water resources

President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan has upped his rhetoric against neighboring Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, warning that their efforts to build hydroelectric power stations on rivers upstream could spark war.

Regional conflict over water in Central Asia

World water scarcity map.

OECD calls for policy reform and technology to prevent impending water crisis

Worldwide population growth and the related rapid increase in urbanization is already posing problems in many areas for the management of that most precious of resources, water. With these problems only set to intensify, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has released a report outlining the challenges humanity faces to maintain water resources in the face of demographic growth and climate change. Called Meeting the Water Reform Challenge, the report says that urgent reform of water policies is crucial in order to preserve human and environmental health as well as economic growth.