Five myths about water in Pakistan

  By Dr. William Young November 15, 2017 Persistent myths, which can misguide policy, are barriers to improving water security for the people of Pakistan. Here are five: First, this problem of water security is often presented as one of water scarcity. But Pakistan is a water-rich country – only 35 countries have more renewable [...]

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Why Sindh Opposes Mega Dams? Pl watch this much acclaimed video to learn the answers: سندھ کے لوگ ڈیموں کی مخالفت کیوں کر رہے ہیں؟ جاننے کیلئے یہ اوارڈ یافتہ وڈیو دیکھیں

سندھ کے لوگ ڈیموں کی مخالفت کیوں کر رہے ہیں؟ کسی نے ان کا موقف جاننے کی کوشش کی ہے؟ اس بات کو سمجھنے کے لئے یہ مونٹی کارلو اوارڈ یافتہ ڈاکومنٹری دیکھئے جو میں نے2005میں اس وقت بنائی تھی جب میں جیو نیوز سے وابستہ تھااور جس زمانے میں مشرف نے کالا باغ ڈیم [...]

Pakistan’s water shortage is a myth

  By Daanish Mustafa June 7, 2018 The country’s water scarcity is socially constructed, and large farmers engaged in agricultural exports are the culprits and the beneficiaries of it I recently came across some real news about Pakistan which merits sharing, and commenting. According to a July, 2017 article by Carole Dalin at University College, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dam politics

  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 [...]

Dams & Development: A Monumental Report By Wold Commission On Dams

Dams And Development: A New Framework For Decision Making November 2000 The Report Of The World Commission On Dams Earthscan Publications Ltd, London and Sterling, VA Excerpts from the preface by Professor Kader Asmal, Chair, World Commission on Dams: If politics is the art of the possible, this document is a work of art. It [...]