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 … Continue reading Five myths about water in Pakistan

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 … Continue reading 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

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

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

Water: Exactly how doomed are we?

  By Daanish Mustafa August 9, 2018 The sad truth is that the future the TV channels are warning us about, has already come to pass for the vast majority of the people in Pakistan It seems that the “looming” water scarcity crisis has finally caught the country’s attention. Every television channel in Pakistan seems … Continue reading Water: Exactly how doomed are we?

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, … Continue reading Pakistan’s water shortage is a myth

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 … Continue reading Irrigation efficiency key to ending Indus water shortages

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 … Continue reading Kalabagh: The other view

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