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Story Publication logo February 18, 2013

Afghanistan's Looming Water Crisis


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Trans-boundary water tensions with Iran and Pakistan cast a shadow on the development of Afghanistan...


Tensions over trans-boundary water issues with Iran and Pakistan have been a major hurdle to investments in Afghanistan's water infrastructure despite significant international aid over the last decade. Donors have stayed away from major projects out of fear that they might anger the neighbors. As a result, the largely agricultural economy has not had much of a boost and the country faces a major economic crisis as the international gaze begins to shift away.


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