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

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 … Continue reading Dam politics

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 … Continue reading Dams & Development: A Monumental Report By Wold Commission On Dams

The world Commission on Dams: A Review of Hydroelectric Projects and the Impact on Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities

September 1999 Author: Joji Carino The World Commission on Dams' Process Established through a process involving representatives from all perspectives of the debate, the World Commission on Dams (WCD) seeks to facilitate a better understanding of the past and more recent experiences with dams, as well as alternative options for development and effective and participatory … Continue reading The world Commission on Dams: A Review of Hydroelectric Projects and the Impact on Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities

The Curitiba Declaration: Affirming the Right to Life and Livelihood of People Affected by Dams

The Curitiba Declaration: Affirming the Right to Life and Livelihood of People Affected by Dams The Curitiba Declaration Date: Friday, March 14, 1997 Affirming the Right to Life and Livelihood of People Affected by Dams Approved at the “First International Meeting of People Affected by Dams” Curitiba, Brazil March 14, 1997 We, the people from … Continue reading The Curitiba Declaration: Affirming the Right to Life and Livelihood of People Affected by Dams

Manibeli Declaration: Calling for a Moratorium on World Bank Funding of Large Dams

Manibeli Declaration: Calling for a Moratorium on World Bank Funding of Large Dams   Manibeli Declaration Date: Thursday, September 1, 1994 Calling for a Moratorium on World Bank Funding of Large Dams WHEREAS: The World Bank is the greatest single source of funds for large dam construction, having provided more than U.S.$50 billion (1992 dollars) … Continue reading Manibeli Declaration: Calling for a Moratorium on World Bank Funding of Large Dams

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!

Destruction Of Indus Delta As A Result Of Dams On Rivers In Pakistan – A Video Report

Destruction Of Indus Delta As A Result Of Dams On Rivers In Pakistan - A Video Report by Akhtiar Khokhar. دریائے سندھ پر نئے ڈیمز کے حامیوں کی خدمت میں پیش کرتے ہیں ۔ ذرا اس تباہی کو بھی دیکھ لیں Special report on environmental and human disaster of Indus Delta. Sea incursion and intrusion … Continue reading Destruction Of Indus Delta As A Result Of Dams On Rivers In Pakistan – A Video Report

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