“This post looks at how the Tibetan River, which is the source of many rivers, including the Mekon, Sundus, Brahmaputra, Ganges, and Salween, is being controlled, which gives China the upper hand politically, given that these rivers are essential to countries in the south and southeast. Asia. “Rivers have plenty of fresh water and agricultural irrigation for Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. The potential for hydropower projects in Tibet is one of the projects that may cause problems in downstream rivers, restricting the water flow upon which downstream countries depend.” at
I’ve always heard of ongoing border disputes and potential future water war (an opportunity to ignite World War III) between these great powers due to China’s already humid hydropower / Manchurian water use that is completely drying out due to industry practices / pressure on the latter’s continental stronghold of Western powers, India.
How true is this and will additional dams threaten India’s water supply (Brahmaputra, Indus, Ganges, Karnali, Kosi, etc.)? What percentage of water capacity originates from Tibet and thus can be affected by the Chinese and what percentage of water originates in India through precipitation …?
EDIT: Bear in mind the fact that this is my first post and not a native speaker.