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4 Feb 2021 DELHI, India
Any attempt by China to build a mega dam upstream of the Brahmaputra River would be an “encroachment on the entitled rights of lower riparian states like India and Bangladesh,” the government of India has said. A 20 January statement released by the Jal Shakti Ministry (India’s ministry for water) and widely reported in the Indian media following a meeting of the nation’s Central Water Commission added that such a move would “adversely affect the availability of water in the Brahmaputra basin during the lean season”...
8 Dec 2020 NEW DELHI, India
PowerChina has announced plans to construct up to 60 gigawatts (GW) of hydropower capacity on the Yarlung Tsangpo River (known in downstream India as the Brahmaputra River) in The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), prompting concern from downstream riparian countries.The plans for the project, described as being three times the capacity of the Three Gorges Dam, are viewed in China as a “historic opportunity” to increase China’s clean energy plan and to support the country’s water supply security...
23 Oct 2018 BEIJING, China
Water levels were reported to be dropping October 20 after an overflow at a barrier lake in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region caused alarm in northeastern India provinces.The barrier lake was formed near a village in Menling County after landslides in the Yarlung Tsangpo River October 17 and 18 blocked the river's waterway...
13 Dec 2017 NEW DELHI
Latest satellite imagery shows the river Brahmaputra disappearing into a 900 m underground tunnel in China. In what is perhaps the first evidence of a possible diversion project by China, latest satellite imagery shows a massive new dam on the Brahmaputra river — Yarlong Tsangpo in Tibetan — with an underground tunnel that seems to engulf the entire water flow for almost one kilometre.
30 Oct 2017 BEIJING
Top scientists backed by the ruling Communist Party of China are working on a plan to drain the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) river near the Indian border and divert the water through a 1,000-km tunnel, the world’s longest, to arid Xinjiang. The tunnel project, submitted to the government in March, is in the blueprint stage but could trigger a serious water crisis in India’s northeast if implemented as the Tsangpo is an upper riparian river.
18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
India Roundup: China Criticized over Info-block, Brahmaputra Treaty Urged, India and US “Sabotage” Indus Treaty?, Dam Protest Violence Warning, Kerala/Tamil Nadu, Karnataka/Telangana, Sustainable Sugar Initiative and More
India Criticizes China Over Block on InfoAt a time when major rivers in Himachal Pradesh are in spate due to heavy rain, lack of information from China on water inflow from the Pareechu rivulet that flows through the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) has prompted India’s Central Water Commission (CWC) to seek intervention of the ministry of water resources (Hindustan Times)...
10 Aug 2017 GUWAHATI
A bilateral treaty between China and India for sharing the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) water is the need of the hour. There should not be any hysteria on the part of India, but it should effectively push for a bilateral agreement with China on this issue. A bilateral agreement is the only recourse to safeguard riparian rights over the Brahmaputra.
26 Oct 2016 KOLKATA
China is reportedly blocking a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangpo, the Tibetan name for the Brahmaputra River, to construct a mega-dam that. A former Union Minister on Monday encouraged development of pre-emptive strategy.
12 Oct 2016 NEW DELHI, India
China’s state-owned “Global Times” has suggested that China is ready to join a multilateral cooperation mechanism with India and Bangladesh to share the contentious resources of the Brahmaputra River system.In a 9th October article, the news outlet suggested that “China-India relations should not be affected by an “imaginary water war”...
5 Oct 2016 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
In a new twist on disputes surrounding the future of the Indus Waters Treaty, China has blocked the Yarlung Tsangpo tributary of the Brahmaputra River in Tibet which flows into India.The Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas is the source of Asia’s ten river systems, which affect 11 countries and more than two billion people...
13 Aug 2015 NEW DELHI, India
The dams China is building in the Tibet Autonomous Region are unlikely to affect water levels in the trans-boundary Brahmaputra River downstream in India, Indian Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti said on August 13th.Bharti said one power-generating unit of the Zangmu hydroelectric project had started operations last November, and three more such projects were planned in the main stream of the Brahmaputra the Tibet Autonomous Region...
31 Jul 2015 BENGALURU, India
The potential for agriculture and hydropower development on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra River has not been realized due to “lack of an authoritative, reliable, and comprehensive network of basin-wide information on climate, streamflow, natural hazards, and economic factors,” according to a new study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst...