Water Issue: You have to think out of the box

A talk by Water expert Dr Hassan Abbas Water Issue: Solution is there! You only have to think out of the box! Listen to an expert telling you how you can easily solve water issue, revive Indus Delta, boost economy & stop water wars.   Water Issue solution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GP7Jo_q1es

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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 [...]

Irrigation efficiency key to ending Indus water shortages

 By Dr Hassan Abbas An all-out push for irrigation efficiency instead of building huge structures that flood farms and ruin us all would solve South Asia’s water problems, argues Hassan Abbas “For most countries of the world, agriculture is the biggest user of water and the biggest cause of water shortages. And that is where [...]

Kalabagh: The other view

  By Dr. Hassan Abbas THE consensus at the national, or shall we say political, level to build the Kalabagh dam for water and power does not exist. Perhaps some areas of Pakistan will benefit from the dam while some others will not, but the question is whether Pakistan as a whole would earn any [...]

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 [...]

Dam alternatives?

 By Hassan Abbas “THERE has never been a fair playing field when dams have been compared with their alternatives. Corruption and the power of the big-dam lobby … [has] meant that feasibility studies for new dams have regularly underestimated their costs and exaggerated their benefits,” writes Patrick McCully, director of International Rivers Network, UK. A [...]

Dam Equivalents: The solution to Pakistan’s water crisis

We don’t need another mega project to solve our problems. What we need is a mega-vision. By  Hassan Abbas There’s a general rhetoric that, one, Pakistan is soon going to run out of water; and, two, building more dams is the ‘only solution’ to the crisis. Is this really the case? Nature’s mechanism that brings [...]