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DROUGHT AND WATER SHORTAGE IN IRAN 
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/03/1...r-shortage
THIS IS A  HUGE ISSUE AND NEEDS AN ENTIRE INVESTIGATIVE WORKFORCE TO DEAL WITH THIS. SUFFICE TO STATE DOES CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE EXPLAIN THE FLOODS SEEN IN THE VIDEO BELOW? WE ALSO KNOW THERE ARE BLACK HOLE DEFENCE BUDGETS AND WE ALSO KNOW THERE IS WEATHER MODIFICATION TECHNOLOGY IN EXISTENCE SINCE AT LEAST THE START OF THE NEW MILLENIUM. IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE DAJJAL NWO,  HAARP, RAINFALL AND WATER WARS?  THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND VIEWERS ARE WARNED OF DISTRESSING SCENES SHOWN. WE BELIEVE WE HAVE TO OPEN UP A LINE OF ENQUIRY AS IN THE AGE OF DAJJAL WE KNOW THERE ARE OTHER FORCES AND TECHNOLOGIES AT WORK. THIS IS A STARTER JUST MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT OVERWHELMED WITH WHAT YOU WILL READ, HEAR AND SEE.  



UNBELIEVABLE SCENES OF MASSIVE FLOODS IN IRAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGAMLR9gFqU 
OK FOLKS AS YOU WILL BE AWARE OF LIKE MILLIONS OF OTHER TRUTH SEEKERS 911 WAS THE EPITOME OF SATANIC EVIL USING THE LATEST MILITARY WEOPONS AVAILABLE. THE BAD NEWS HERE IS THAT THE NWO HAS BEEN USING EVEN MORE EVIL SINISTER WEOPONS AGAINST HUMANITY. IT IS OFFICIAL ACCORDING TO GRU THE RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE AGENCY THE USA IS CONTROLLING HAARP FROM ITS ALASKA BASE. SEE THE WORK OF RUSSIAN SCHOLAR ANDREI ARESHEV WHO IS WARNING OF THE SECRET US CLIMATE CHANGE WEOPON. HE HAS CLAIMED IT HAS BEEN USED IN COUNTRIES RECENTLY IN THE GULF, IRAN AND PAKISTAN. MORE IMPORTANTLY THE PROPHETIC HADITH NARRATES ABOUT THE POWERS OF THE DAJJALIC NWO BEING ABLE TO MANIPULATE THE FORCES OF NATURE  FOR ITS ENDS. THIS INTRODUCTION OPENS UP A NEW CHAPTER IN THE CURRENT WARS BETWEEN THE COSMIC FORCES OF GOOD AND EVIL. THE SPIRITUAL WAR IS UPON US SO IT IS IN ORDER TO WATCH THIS SPACE OR SHOULD IT BE WATCH THE SKY. ALSO THE EXTINCTION REBELLION LONDON PROTESTORS WHO HAVE BROUGHT CENTRAL LONDON TO A STANDSTILL NEED TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE. DO THEY KNOW WHAT HAARP IS AND CAN THEY EVEN SPELL THE WORD CORRECTLY?       


FORECAST OF PAKISTANI WEATHER AND RAINY SEASON IS ON THE WAY 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMMVWHH0IjI&pbjreload=10
THE CHALLENGE OF SHARING WATERS FROM THE INDUS WATER BASIN STEMS FROM THE LEGACY OF THE PARTITION OF BRITISH INDIA AND THE DEMARCATED BOUNDARY.  AS THE 6 RIVERS FLOW THROUGH DISPUTED KASHMIR THE  ISSUE OF THE POLITICS OF WATER SHARING IS BEING TRANSFORMED INTO A WATER WAR BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN. THE CREATION OF DAMS ON THE INDIAN CONTROLLED KASHMIR IS COMPLICATING MATTERS. HOWEVER, THE INDUS WATER TREATY AGREED IN 1960 BETWEEN THE 2 COUNTRIES HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL TO DATE AND OVERCOME SEVERAL WARS SINCE THEN. BUT CAN THE CHALLENGES OF INCREASED POPULATION PRESSURES, CLIMATE CHANGE, SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT, DAM INVESTMENT, NEGLIGENCE, WATER DIPLOMACY AND A RE-ELECTED INDIAN HINDU NATIONALIST MODI BE MET?       


INDUS WATER TREATY: INDIA GETS CLEAN CHIT?-



INDIA AND PAKISTAN's LOOMING WATER WAR 



INDIA-PAKISTAN WATER DISPUTE EXPLAINED 








 
A NEW DIRECTION OF INDUS WATER TREATY IS GOING TO HAPPEN 







INDUS WATER TREATY 1960
https://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTSOUTHASIA/Resources/223497-1105737253588/IndusWatersTreaty1960.pdf


INDIA'S REVOCATION OF INDUS WATER TREATY WILL BE CONSIDERED AN ACT OF WAR : AZIZ
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1189349/indias-revocation-indus-water-treaty-will-considered-act-war-aziz



PROTECTING THE ECOSYSTEM  

Ali Tauqeer Sheikh  January 03, 2020 
[url=https://www.dawn.com/news/1526026/protecting-the-ecosystem]https://www.dawn.com/news/1526026/protecting-the-ecosystem



The writer is an Islamabad-based expert on climate change and development on learning that India has started construction of the Ratle dam, Pakistan’s hurriedly dispatched delegation to the World Bank has returned empty-handed. Pakistan’s water diplomacy has come to a dead-end. The Pakistan Commission for Indus Waters has no regular communication with its Indian counterpart. Their meetings have become increasingly infrequent, and they are used to talking at rather than to each other. More importantly, instead of having a piecemeal approach of dealing with one dam at a time, India and Pakistan need to develop an integrated ecosystem-based approach. 



Instead of looking at the entire spectrum of the Indian ambition to construct a cascade of dams aimed at a web of link canals for out-of-basin water diversions, the vision of Islamabad’s negotiators is confined to engineering matters focusing on questions about the permissibility of the design or capacity of the proposed infrastructure. This time it is Ratle on the Chenab. Before this, it was Kishanganga on the Jhelum. And earlier, Baglihar on the Chenab. For Pakistan, it is one failure after the other, for want of a clear water vision and negotiating strategy.



The Indian government’s ambitions are imperial and built upon the British colonial tradition of disregarding the integrity of ecosystems. In fact, they are reminiscent of the Soviet Union’s diversion of Amu Darya and Syr Darya in the 1960s so that they could irrigate the desert region in order to favour cotton rather than protect the Aral Sea. Today, the Indus ecosystem is fast becoming a global environmental disaster, only much bigger than that of the Aral Sea. The region’s water policymakers, however, continue to be tragically uneducated and utterly unblemished by contemporary knowledge on ecosystem-based approaches to transboundary water management.



The story of the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi rivers given to India under the treaty with full rights to utilise their waters is very instructive. Still, Pakistan used to get excess water that helped recharge groundwater, annually flush pollutants and keep the ecosystem alive at nominal levels. Rapid depletion of groundwater in Lahore is partially attributable to the fact that Ravi has become a dead river with zero flows into Pakistan. Ravi’s water is diverted at Madhupur headworks to Beas and Sutlej, rather than being allowed to come to Ferozepur to feed the canals constructed in pre-Partition India for eastern and western Punjab. The upstream construction of a cascade of dams for out-of-basin transfers has begun to strangulate the Indus ecosystem.



Pakistan must abandon its piecemeal approach for a clear water vision and negotiating strategy. Let us briefly examine what is happening in Indian Punjab. Soon after Partition, the Indian government took charge of Punjab’s waters. A master plan to link Punjab’s rivers started in 1950 with two major projects, Harike headworks and Bhakra-Nangal, shifting waters from the Beas to the Sutlej, through the Beas-Sutlej link canal. The headworks were developed in Himachal Pradesh, denying Punjab control over its water. To date, this has continued to cloud Punjab’s water relations with the central government.

 

The Beas-Sutlej link canal takes water to Bhakra dam on to Nangal dam from where two concrete canals transfer 7.5 million acre feet (MAF) water of Beas and Sutlej to Delhi, Rajasthan and Haryana, leaving less than one-third of the total available water for Punjab. This scheme has rendered the Sutlej into a seasonal nullah that gets water only when excess water cannot be absorbed at Bakhra dam. Result: there are now hardly any environmental flows to Pakistan from the Sutlej.



Likewise, a Ravi-Beas link canal was constructed in 1955 to take the waters of both rivers through Bikaneer feeder and the controversial Indira Gandhi canal deep into Rajasthan, up to Jaisalmer, some 750 kilometres away. This has foreclosed any water for all canals in eastern and western Punjab from Ferozepur headworks, thus denying any seasonal flows for the Ravi river or local groundwater recharging on both sides of the border.



Further, another out-of-basin water transfer was envisioned in the early 1980s through the Sutlej-Jumna link canal for transferring 3.5MAF water. Despite the Indian supreme court decisions and central government interventions, Punjab continues to resist. Yet, it has been made operational by the central government through an interim arrangement from Bhakra to take 2.1MAF water away from Punjab, and thus further reducing the water availability in the state. Tinkering further with the ecosystem, Hindutva has commenced the Vedic Sarswati, a mythical canal mentioned in the Rig Veda, to take Sutlej water up to the Rann of Kutch in Gujrat. Some plans suggest that, given opposition in Punjab, Sutlej waters will be diverted upstream from Himachal Pradesh with the help of three dams at Haripur, Adi Badri and Lohgah.

In the last 70 years, Indus water flows have changed dramatically. More than 75 per cent water of the Beas, Ravi and Sutlej now flow to other states instead of Indian Punjab, resulting in accelerated groundwater depletion and ecosystem degradation. 



The diversions to non-basin riparians have resulted in self-inflicting reliance on groundwater. Heavy subsidies by the central government (by providing free electricity to almost two million tube wells and submersive pumps) have played havoc with the ecosystem. Of 142 blocks (subdivisions), 110 are overexploiting water, particularly in central Punjab which is India’s food basket. According to Nasa’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment project, this level of abstraction is not sustainable, attributing it to the collapse of agriculture output and severe shortages in potable water. The time given is barely a few decades.



While Punjab is threatened by desertification, a water-intensive cropping pattern (which includes paddy, sugarcane and other water-intensive crops, particularly fruit and vegetables, for the growing middle classes of distant consumers) continues. It adds to the stress on the water balance in the Indus ecosystem. Instead of identifying the sources of scarcity and curbing wasteful usage, demonising the Indus Waters Treaty has become fashionable. Out-of-basin transfers and consumption practices in Indian Punjab are — or need to be — of strategic interest to Pakistan and its water negotiators. For an ordinary farmer, growing early-season and exotic fruit and vegetables is understandably more profitable than worrying about the death of the Indus ecosystem.



The writer is an Islamabad-based expert on climate change and development.

atauqeersheikh@gmail.com