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

Water Crisis: Some Misconceptions

Water Crisis: Some Misconceptions: by Aziz Narejo   Despite Sindh's unanimous opposition to any mega dams on the Indus River and three out of four provincial assemblies' multiple resolutions against the proposed Kalabagh Dam, the federal government seems all set to start work on at least one of the several proposed multi-billion dollar dams to … Continue reading Water Crisis: Some Misconceptions

Concerns Over Mega Water Projects

Concerns over mega water projects: by Aziz Narejo   The opponents of mega dams have been arguing for long that there is no water available for such projects: there is not enough water to fill even the present dams - Tarbela and Mangla - however silted they are. How wise is it then to spend … Continue reading Concerns Over Mega Water Projects

Dams, Canals & Confidence Building Measures

Dams, Canals & Confidence Building Measures: by Aziz Narejo   The water issue is gaining serious dimensions in Pakistan. The increase in population, mismanagement, wastage, unjust distribution, water theft, an outdated barrage system, poor maintenance, ill-planning and greed by some at the cost of the tail-enders and the lower riparian are but a few causes … Continue reading Dams, Canals & Confidence Building Measures