Impacts from transboundary water rights violations in south Asia
Indian operations of upstream water diversion constructions on transboundary rivers caused sedimentation in river beds and drops in river flows to no flows destroying the aquatic habitats for Gangetic fishes and dolphins, and shortage of irrigation water in Bangladesh. In the Ganges basin alone, floodplains and ponds face a water shortage by 50% causing destruction to the natural breeding grounds of 103 Gangetic fishes. Further consequences have been extinction and endangerment of aquatic species, malnutrition among people, loss of skilled professionals, a shift in agricultural practices, ...
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Adel, Miah M.