NGA Tearline: Water Management Policy in Afghanistan After the Fall of the Afghan Government

In partnership with the College of William & Mary

This piece looks at Afghanistan’s dam management since the Taliban re-took the country in 2021 and compares it with past water management policy and climate impacts.

Afghanistan is water rich yet poor water management policy, infrastructure issues, and instability often cause water access issues. The Taliban’s water management policy is mostly similar to that of the former Afghan government with the exception of releasing more water to Iran to warm relations.

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What is NGA Tearline?

NGA is partnering with expert private groups to grow public-facing, authoritative open source intelligence on various strategic and humanitarian intelligence topics that tend to be under-reported within long-form format.

This authoritative open source content will be cited for internal purposes and it will grow public trust by increasing transparency around shared public-private interest in various strategic and humanitarian intelligence topics that are fit for public consumption.

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