Emerging Asia Crisis From Growing Water Stress from Population Rise and Global Warming

Population Concentrations Near Rivers, Coast, Fertile Soil, Groundwater

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Asia Water Determined By Topography, Climate, Lead to Population, Food Distribution

 

Tibetan Plateau Is Source of Major Rivers Flowing South and East to Population Masses

 

Flow of Ganges from Himalayas Supplemented by Monsoons for India Water

 

India Groundwater Depletion as Population and Crop Irrigation Oupace Water Runoff

 

Large India Dam and Reservoir Construction Can't Offset Groundwater Declines

 

 

Mekong Lifeline for SE Asia, Development Hampered by Multiple Country Dependence

 

China Strained by Water Abundance in South and Water Scarcity in North

Water Projects from Grand Canal in 1400's to Three Gorges, Water Transfers North Plans

 

Six Major Asia Rivers Flow North from Tibet Plateau Including Two to Aral Sea Disaster

 

 

Irrigation to South of Aral Drains Water, Devastates Econosystems, Economy

 

Allure of Moving Mostly Unused Russian Rivers Flowing N to Meet Desparate Needs South

 

Unique Ecosystems of Largest Freshwater Lake Baikal and Flow North to Arctic

 

Extremes of Australia Drought Plagued Murray-Darling S of Enormous Aquifer

 

Africa Faces Lake Chad Loss & Water Scarcity Despite Congo Basin Below Sahara

 

Aquifers Help N Africa and Egypt Relies As Always on Nile Flows

 

Aswan Power, Flood Control, Storage Benefits Offset with Evaporation, Environment Losses

 

Water Is Flash Point With Palastine Israel, Critical as Oil in Persian Gulf

Israel Drip Irrigation to Make Desert Bloom contrasts With Gulf Ecodisasters