By Hassan Abbas “THERE has never been a fair playing field when dams have been compared with their alternatives. Corruption and the power of the big-dam lobby … [has] meant that feasibility studies for new dams have regularly underestimated their costs and exaggerated their benefits,” writes Patrick McCully, director of International Rivers Network, UK. A … Continue reading Dam alternatives?
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
Thatta and Badin may cease to exist in 30 years if dams are built, a warning HYDERABAD / KARACHI: The demand to get rid of unnatural control and storage projects from rivers, especially from the River Indus, echoed at a seminar held on Wednesday, to mark the International Day of Action for Rivers (IDAR). Hundreds … Continue reading Thatta and Badin may cease to exist in 30 years if dams are built, a warning
Water storage & distribution is a major issue in Pakistan. The issue has been complicated by misinformation & propaganda by vested interests. Some people have taken stand based on either wrong information or lack of information. It is better to study the issue in detail & take an informed stand. Here is some material … Continue reading Indus River Water Material