New PDF release: Water: Asia's New Battleground

By Brahma Chellaney

Winner of the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz 2012 ebook Award

The battles of the day past have been fought over land. these of at the present time are over power. however the battles of the next day to come will be over water. Nowhere is that possibility more than in water-distressed Asia.

Water tension is decided to develop into Asia’s defining obstacle of the twenty-first century, growing stumbling blocks to persevered fast fiscal progress, stoking interstate tensions over shared assets, exacerbating long-time territorial disputes, and enforcing extra hardships at the bad. Asia is domestic to the various world's nice rivers and lakes, yet its large inhabitants and exploding monetary and agricultural call for for water make it the main water-scarce continent on a in step with capita foundation. a lot of Asia’s water assets move nationwide barriers, and as much less and not more water is out there, overseas tensions will upward push. the opportunity of clash is extra underscored via China’s unequalled worldwide prestige because the resource of transboundary river flows to the biggest variety of international locations, starting from India and Vietnam to Russia and Kazakhstan; but a fast-rising China has declined to go into into water-sharing or cooperative treaties with those states, at the same time it faucets the assets of overseas rivers.

Water: Asia’s New Battleground is a pioneering examine of Asia’s murky water politics and the relationships among clean water, peace, and safeguard. during this special and hugely readable publication, Brahma Chellaney expertly paints a bigger photo of water throughout Asia, highlights the protection implications of resource-linked territorial disputes, and proposes actual ideas to prevent clash and extra equitably proportion Asia’s water resources.

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