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œ081002 Tibetan Plateau@water source for continent

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Daily Asia Power Energy, October 2, 2008 - Tibetan Plateau@water source for continent

Tibetan Plateau@water source for continent

Indian professor has given his view with a long article to the Japan Times. The Professor, a head of the world water institute in Delhi, described in this article, by beginning with the tenacity of China's water content to be focused on tight. "The battles of yesterday were fought over land. Those of today are over energy. But the battles of tomorrow will be over water. ", the professor gave a serious expression in short writing.

We see at the world that Asia is rich in water. The Middle Eastern countries are visiting Cambodia to secure lands for agriculture because of uncertainty for their food security in the future. I know that tunnels of trees in roads like in South Asia could not see, because these phenomena can happen only rainfall more than 2000mm per annum.

But, the professor is explaining that water resources for drinking water are very small. Two-thirds of the earth is water, but, the water without salt is only 2.5 percent, and, if excluding the Antarctic and Arctic ice, it will be decreased to 1 percent. He had a conversation on the seriousness of water problems in China saying that China's Tibetan Plateau Water is irreplaceable.

President Hu Jintao, in 1989, implemented the martial law to maintain the movement of Tibet, and Premier Wen Jiabao said, " Water scarcity, threatens the very survival of the Chinese nation." The problem of water shortage is thanatobiologic shedding of China, the word originated. The more ominous words, the Minister of Water Resources Wang Shucheng, in the words of the "To fight for every drop of water or die, that is the challenge facing China.", Said. Tibet, in the vast area of the glaciers and underground water, has enormous water resources.

Professor emphasized that the characteristics of the water resources of Tibet is not content but with the altitude 5,000 m above sea level, and this means immense value. Literally, if possible gravity irrigation in agriculture as in Japan, but in India, irrigation pumps to increase the capacity of this preferential electricity rates for agriculture due to the power sector in India is poor. Japan's power to favor agriculture, but fewer pumps, is not a problem.

The Tibetan Plateau, because of the amount, and due to the height, are so dominant in the Asian continent's major rivers. In particular, India's Brahmaputra River and the Indus River is thoroughly dependent to Tibet. China, in Brahmaputra River at Gorge's famous "flex point of a large Great Bend", has a plan to build a dam. And, this point is in China's territory just before reaching the border with India. Beijing can get water with gravity alone to carry the water.

He has, not just Tibet China trying to attack, but said the role of the International Rivers Institution. This happens in major international rivers to the inclusion of some international institutions is needed, has said. The requirements of the institutions are to ensure transparency and information sharing, prevention of river pollution, and prevention of diversion of the river basin to the outside, he said. Mekong River Commission, in the absence of China, is not fully functional.



œ081002A Nepal, gulf-times
India and Nepal agree to tame Kosi by March


œ081002B Myanmar, irrawaddy
Chinese Dam Incurs KIO Wrath


œ081002C China, search.japantimes
Averting Asian water wars


œ081002D India, Economic Times
Hindujas begin work on $15 billion power plan in India


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œIndia, 60,000MW hydropower by 2025 (080925)
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œThe root cause of Vietnam's power shortage (080923)
œIndia's Initiative for South Asia power grid (080922)
œPakistan's private thermal power development (080921)
œIndiaC600,000 MW nuclear power development (080920)
œNepal's hydropower development challenge outback (080919)
œCambodia's hydropower development@study (080918)
œIndia's power transmission corporation division (080915)
œKosi River in India and Nepal's problems (080914)
œThailand natural gas power obsessed(080913)
œIndia's coal red light (080912)
œIndia, Tata, 10,000 MW development (080911)
œIndonesia's crude oil production decline (080910)
œIndia's power reform and pool@market (080909)
œVietnam's power crisis continues (080908)
œIndonesia's second Crash Program (080907)
œ China and India race to capture the uranium (080906)
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œIndia's hydropower development delay (080904)
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œIndia and Nepal river management (080901)
œIndia's natural gas production (080831)
œChina and Vietnam in Laos (080830)

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