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Brahma Chellaney: Policymakers must come to grips with Asia's looming water crisis

The record drought that is ravaging large parts of Asia will end when the annual monsoon rains come in June. This will bring much-needed relief to those suffering in parched lands -- from the millions who live in Vietnam's Mekong Delta to more than a quarter of India's 1.25 billion people. The searing heat and drought have already claimed several hundred lives and destroyed vast areas of rice paddies and other farms.


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