پہلے 91 کے معاہدے پر تو عمل کرائیں جی این مغل اکتوبر 7، 2018 دریائے سندھ کے پانی کی تقسیم کے سلسلے میں تنازعات برصغیر کی تقسیم سے پہلے کے ہیں۔ غالباً 1920سے یہ سلسلہ جاری ہے۔ ایک مرحلے پر سندھ کے ساتھ سرائیکی بیلٹ کی ریاست بہاولپور نے بھی خاص طور پر … Continue reading پہلے 91 کے معاہدے پر تو عمل کرائیں
The dam controversy
By Mushtaq Rajpar We need to have a rational discourse on the management and distribution of water resources in the country. It appears that some outside the Sindh view the province’s point of view on dams as politically stubborn and irrational and without ground. Punjab’s populist stand on dams is a form of mob … Continue reading The dam controversy
Grand Vision for Pakistan’s Water Future
By Dr. Hassan Abbas Some sticky, slippery and volatile hydrocarbons, sitting deep in the geological formations for millions of years, suddenly found their worth when ignited by internal combustion engines (ICE). That brought the world’s attention to Middle Eastern oil and Bedouins got rich. Indus waters have been flowing for millions of years. All we … Continue reading Grand Vision for Pakistan’s Water Future
Indus Cascade a Himalayan Blunder
By Joydeep Gupta May 22, 2017 The China-Pakistan plan to build five dams in a row on the Indus will stop the flow of silt to rejuvenate farms downstream, and will reduce water flow in the nine dry months of the year The five dams forming the North Indus River Cascade that China has just … Continue reading Indus Cascade a Himalayan Blunder
Geography in schools before dams on rivers
By Daanish Mustafa "The dam debate in our country is largely a demonstration of how our education system has failed an entire generation". Over the past two weeks I have had the surreal experience of being trolled on social media. Never happened before, as out of a hundred and something followers that I have … Continue reading Geography in schools before dams on rivers
By Mustaque Rajpar There is no supra-constitutional centre of power in any democratic system. The pillars of the state derive their powers and roles from the constitution of Pakistan. Perhaps, we need to remind ourselves that this constitution was framed by the supreme will of the people and their representative body, the country’s … Continue reading Dam politics
Let The Rivers Flow!
"Let The Rivers Flow", a talk given by by Dr Hassan Abbas, an expert in Hydrology, Water Resources & Groundwater Management, at a TEDx event. Copied here with thanks of TEDx. Water being a source of life can never be taken for granted. This natural resource like any other should not be tinted through technological … Continue reading Let The Rivers Flow!
Large Dams Are Uneconomic, Scientific Study Finds
By Peter Bosshard “We find that even before accounting for negative impacts on human society and environment, the actual construction costs of large dams are too high to yield a positive return,” a new report states. “Large dams also take inordinately long periods of time to get built, making them ineffective in resolving urgent energy … Continue reading Large Dams Are Uneconomic, Scientific Study Finds
Folly, thy name is Diamer-Bhasha
It has been known in the inner recesses of the engineering establishment of Pakistan for the past 20 years or so, that the Diamer-Bhasha dam is not technically feasible. By Daanish Mustafa I noted with some disbelief the Prime Minister’s pledge to build Diamer-Bhasha dam amongst others, with donations from overseas Pakistanis. According to … Continue reading Folly, thy name is Diamer-Bhasha