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

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