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South-North Water Transfer Project
October 2014

Jesper Svensson, Visiting Fellow with FNVA, in conversation with Jianxin Mu – professor at Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), Ministry of Water Resources, China and Yang Yong – independent geologist and director of the Hengduan Mountain Research Institute on the South-North Water Transfer Project

News: Diverting the Indus River to Xinjiang: a ‘pilot’ project!

Claude Arpi
December 13, 2014

Yesterday, the BBC reported that: “China inaugurated one of the biggest engineering projects of all time: the South-North Water Diversion, a £48bn, 2,400km network of canals and tunnels, designed to divert 44.8bn cubic metres of water annually from China’s humid south to its parched, industrialised north

VIDEO: China’s Development Policies in Tibet: Perspectives and Challenges

Videos are presented here: Dr. Emily T. Yeh speaking on Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development and Prof. Madhu Bhalla on Tibet between Security and Development. Chair by Dr. B. P. Singh is the former Governor of Sikkim and Patron of the Foundation for Non-Violent Alternatives

Map: showing self-immolations in Tibet till December 16 ,2014

Although the number of self-immolations is rising at a disturbing rate in Tibet, the crisis is gradually reaching a stalemate. More than 135 Tibetans have committed self-immolation since February 2009 as an extreme step to garner international attention to Tibet. This map shows the number of self-immolations taken place in different provinces, prefectures and counties in Tibet.

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Himalaya Studies: safeguarding our frontiers

The Foundation for Non-violent Alternatives (FNVA)  has been established to study & analyse developments in China, the Tibetan Plateau & the Himalaya and their implications for India’s security.

FNVA promotes regional dialogue and publishes specialised reports and briefs for policy and decision makers in government and politics to help shape government policy on China, Tibet and the Himalaya. FNVA provides timely and useful analysis to scholars and government officials, and hopes to interest scholars and students in foreign and strategic affairs and environmental sciences.

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