Photo Published: 'China, Tibet, and the Strategic Power of Water' / by Kate Lord

A number of influential scientists and experts in Asian studies now say that control and management of an even more vital resource – the Tibetan Plateau’s vast supply of fresh water – is also emerging at the center of the increasingly tense political and cultural strife between China and Tibet.
— Circle of Blue
 Yamdrok Lake, located approximately 90 kilometers southwest of Lhasa, is the largest freshwater lake in southern Tibet and, through man-made tunnels, feeds the Tsangpo River.

Yamdrok Lake, located approximately 90 kilometers southwest of Lhasa, is the largest freshwater lake in southern Tibet and, through man-made tunnels, feeds the Tsangpo River.

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