Water and National Security

By Ray Chandrasekara and John M. Polimeni.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The last several decades have seen a rise in water shortages in South Asia. The Indian government, while addressing the issue of water shortages within the country, has not been proactively working with its neighbours, most notably China, to address the problem of potential conflict that may arise as a result of China’s damming policies. Water shortages in various parts of the globe is already causing serious conflict and the South Asian region will need to address this potential crisis that may have serious political and economic repercussions in both India and China. Additionally, unchecked population growth, political instability, migration problems and even diminished economic growth could further exacerbate the problem. This paper will discuss the scenarios of water shortages in India and China and the inter border conflict that may occur should there be severe shortages.

Keywords: Water and National Security in South and East Asia

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.11-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 554.598KB).

Ray Chandrasekara

Assistant Professor, Department of Arts and Sciences, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, New York, USA

Interests in literature, political science, history and culture of Asian societies, particularly Southeast Asia, India, China and Japan. Currently an assistant profesor of Asian Studies in Albany College, New York.

Dr. John M. Polimeni

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, New York, USA

John M. Polimeni (Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Albany College of Pharmacy. He has a B.S. degree in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a M.A. degree in Economics from SUNY at Albany, where he also received a Certificate in Graduate Studies in Regulatory Economics. Dr. Polimeni is the managing editor of the International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research, an international journal devoted to integrating the study of economics with disciplines within the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities. Dr. Polimeni is a Fellow Member of the International Congress of Chemistry and Environment and has been named an Honorary Member of the Scientific Council of the Romanian National Academy of Science. His primary research interests are energy efficiency, economic development, agriculture, and sustainability. Dr. Polimeni has published several articles in these fields.

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