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Addressing Water Insecurity in Central Asia: A Steppe on the One Belt, One Road Initiative?

26 May 2017

Mervyn Piesse, Research Manager Future Directions International 25 May 2017 In his paper titled “Addressing Water Insecurity in Central Asia: A Steppe on the One Belt, One Road Initiative?”Mervyn Piesse, Research Manager, the Global Food and Water Crises Programme, evaluates the likelihood of China becoming involved in efforts to resolve water disputes in Central Asia. He…

South African Drought: Cape Town Down to its Last Drops

26 May 2017

Caleb Gorton, Research Assistant Future Directions International 24 May 2017 In his paper titled “South African Drought: Cape Town Down to its Last Drops” Caleb Gorton, Research Assistant, the Global Food and Water Crises Programme,  writes that Two years of drought and an overreliance on stored surface water has led to a severe water crisis in South…

Environmental Concerns Unlikely to Threaten Chinese Plans to Dredge Thai Mekong

26 May 2017

Caleb Gorton, Research Assistant Future Directions International 10 May 2017 In his paper titled “Environmental Concerns Unlikely to Threaten Chinese Plans to Dredge Thai Mekong” Caleb Gorton, Research Assistant, the Global Food and Water Crises Programme, writes that China’s plan to dredge the Mekong River to improve access for larger cargo ships is another component of…

Climate Change, Food and Water Security in South Asia 2030: Change is Inevitable and the Region Must Prepare for it

11 May 2017

Benjamin Walsh, Research Analyst Future Directions International 04 May 2017 In his paper titled “Climate Change, Food and Water Security in South Asia 2030: Change is Inevitable and the Region Must Prepare for it”  Benjamin Walsh, Research Analyst, the Global Food and Water Crises Programme, outlines the effects climate change could have on food and water security in South Asia….

The Potential for Tensions in South Asia: The Food and Water Vector

3 May 2017

Madeleine Lovelle, Research Analyst Future Directions International 02 May 2017 In her paper titled “The Potential for Tensions in South Asia: The Food and Water Vector” Madeleine Lovelle, Research Analyst, Global Food and Water Crises Programme,  presents an overview of the major South Asian rivers that originate in the Tibetan Plateau. She discusses the ramifications increased competition…

China Ostensibly Cancels Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar in Favour of Access to Kyaukpyu Port

21 April 2017

Caleb Gorton, Research Assistant Future Directions International 12  April 2017 In his paper titled “China Ostensibly Cancels Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar in Favour of Access to Kyaukpyu Port” Caleb Gorton, Research Assistant, the Global Food and Water Crises Programme, writes that Beijing gains preferential access to Kyaukpyu port, but until the future of the Myitsone Dam project…

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