Talk of water wars reverberates around the globe these days. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said last March that “fierce competition for fresh water may well become a source of conflict and wars in the future,” and a recent report of the U.S. Nation-...Read more Download Document Link to the Original
Busting dams may have made for an epic Second World War movie, but this generation of Canadian soldiers is more concerned about building a dam in the midst of the battle for Afghanistan than blowing it up.
Fieldwork in Afghanistan is not like most geology fieldwork. “When I landed, the first thing I had to do was to put on a bulletproof vest,” says Tom Mack. He was part of a U.S. Geological Survey team that evaluated water resources in the...Read more Download Document Link to the Original
India's major reconstruction project in Afghanistan, the Salma Dam, is nearing completion, and water has started filling up its reservoirs -- delighting Afghan residents in the western Herat province where it is located.