Environmental Security

Environmental Security  the threat posed by environmental events and trends to national power, as well as the impact of human conflict and international relations on the environment.

Villages grapple with water disputes and shortages

English
Publication data
Publication Date:
08/09/2017

Here's a link to the latest article on water disputes and shortages from alumni - Tenzin Namgyel.

http://www.kuenselonline.com/villages-grapple-with-water-disputes-and-shortages/

In the article, he discusses how water shortages in small villages are resulting in disputes and, in some cases, destruction of water tanks. To read the full article, click on the link above or download the attached file.

 

Related articles:

https://globalnetplatform.org/apcss/could-harvesting-rainwater-solve-water-shortage

https://globalnetplatform.org/apcss/drying-water-thwarts-rice-self-sufficiency-dream

https://globalnetplatform.org/apcss/water-shortage-slow-death-of-rural-communities

Associated Files

Topics

Who can see this content?

Public - Can be viewed by anyone on the World Wide Web.

Group visibility

Private - accessible only to group members

Countries

Could harvesting rainwater solve water shortage?

English
Tenzin Namgyel
Publication data
Author:
Tenzin Namgyel
Publication Date:
07/13/2017
Publisher: 
kuenselonline

Tenzin Namgyel (ASC17-1) has another Fellows Project-related article on Water Security available.  In this article, "Could harvesting rainwater solve water shortage?" Namgyel looks at how new technology and training in water harvesting techniques can help the people of Bhutan.

Read the article online at this link  or see attached file.

Associated Files

Topics

Who can see this content?

Public - Can be viewed by anyone on the World Wide Web.

Group visibility

Private - accessible only to group members

Countries

Water shortage: Slow death of rural communities

English
Tenzin Gemgyel - Water shortage article
Publication data
Author:
Tenzin Namgyel
Publication Date:
07/01/2017

ASC17-1 alumni Tenzin Namgyel (Butan) recently wrote an article onthe impact of drought and extreme weather events on rural villages. This article is based on his Fellows Project and was published in Kuensel newspaper on July 1, 2017 in both English and Dzongkha.

According to Namgyel," Drinking water shortage has hit many communities across the country. At Shumar gewog in Pemagatshel, close to a thousand people are sharing water from a few seasonal springs. Gamung and Gonpung villages have no fixed water sources. The villagers collect water from temporary springs that hold water in summer when there is rain. The sources disappear in winter."

He also stated that:

"Climate change, in addition to increasing anthropogenic activities, could impact both quality and quantity of water because climate change in the region is occurring at higher elevation. Untimely rainfall, extreme heat, flooding, landslide and windstorm have become common. The report says that although Bhutan is endowed with abundant water, seasonal and local water scarcity for drinking and agriculture have been observed due to extreme weather events.

"Though it’s not easy to ascertain whether the disappearance of water sources is purely because of climate change, most of the villagers who depend on ground water, springs, streams, ponds and wells for drinking said that erratic rainfall could be one of the main factors leading to drying of water sources.

"However, no studies have been done so far to understand to what extent the climate change has affected the water sources in the country."

Read the full story at: http://www.kuenselonline.com/water-shortage-slow-death-of-rural-communities/

or see attached file.

 

Related articles:

https://globalnetplatform.org/apcss/could-harvesting-rainwater-solve-water-shortage

https://globalnetplatform.org/apcss/drying-water-thwarts-rice-self-sufficiency-dream

 

 

Associated Files

Topics

Who can see this content?

Public - Can be viewed by anyone on the World Wide Web.

Group visibility

Private - accessible only to group members

Countries

Al Gore on Energy Security, Fossil Fuels, and More

Unpublished

 

Watching an interview with US Vice President Al Gore on this subject is always fascinating; without him the issue of climate change and renewable energy may not today be a key concern of world governments. While I certainly do not agree with some of the things that Al Gore says in this interview (you can ask me what I don't agree with when I'm at the NATO School!), this interview with Charlie Rose is worth a watch.  

 

English

Al Gore on Energy Security, Fossil Fuels, and More

Unpublished

 

Watching an interview with US Vice President Al Gore on this subject is always fascinating; without him the issue of climate change and renewable energy may not today be a key concern of world governments. While I certainly do not agree with some of the things that Al Gore says in this interview (you can ask me what I don't agree with when I'm at the NATO School!), this interview with Charlie Rose is worth a watch.  

 

English

China, Russia, and the Foreign Policy of the SCO

Undefined
Publication data
Author:
Flemming Splidsboel Hansen
Publication Date:
02/05/2013

Associated Files

Topics

Who can see this content?

Public - Can be viewed by anyone on the World Wide Web.

Group visibility

Private - accessible only to group members

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Environmental Security