By Brahma Chellaney
Winner of the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz 2012 publication Award
The battles of the day before today have been fought over land. these of at the present time are over strength. however the battles of day after today could be over water. Nowhere is that threat more than in water-distressed Asia.
Water pressure is determined to develop into Asia’s defining situation of the twenty-first century, developing stumbling blocks to persisted quick monetary progress, stoking interstate tensions over shared assets, exacerbating long-time territorial disputes, and enforcing additional hardships at the negative. Asia is domestic to the various world's nice rivers and lakes, yet its large inhabitants and exploding financial and agricultural call for for water make it the main water-scarce continent on a in line with capita foundation. a lot of Asia’s water resources move nationwide barriers, and as much less and no more water is offered, foreign tensions will upward push. the possibility of clash is extra underscored by means of China’s unmatched worldwide prestige because the resource of transboundary river flows to the most important variety of nations, 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 targeted and hugely readable ebook, Brahma Chellaney expertly paints a bigger photo of water throughout Asia, highlights the safety implications of resource-linked territorial disputes, and proposes actual concepts to prevent clash and extra equitably proportion Asia’s water resources.
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