“Water is the Oil of the Future”…. This has been said in many places by many people. Don’t think so? Read on this article. Fascinating details of water issues troubling the Indo-Chinese borders.
Take away message? “Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail”. Water is one resource that needs comprehensive planning, both from top-down and bottom-up. One cannot just haphazardly build dams as and when needed, without understanding the local, regional, and global implications of those decisions. This applies to folks on either sides of the border. More policies in place to ensure everyone plays nice?? Perhaps? Or is that too much of an ask?