Managing South Asia’s Himalayan rivers

 

June 9th, 2012

Authors: Ben Crow and Nirvikar Singh, UCSC

The great Himalayan rivers of South Asia, particularly the Ganges and Brahmaputra, have been the subject of five decades of discussion between governments of the region.While the discussions have continued, these rivers have contributed, through flood and drought, to the uncertainty and impoverishment of the lives of the largest concentration of poor people anywhere in the world. Their chances for prosperity can be increased by harnessing the potential of these rivers for irrigation and power, by controlling their perils (such as floods), and managing them in the face of increasing demands and threats to supplies from climate change.

Full article after the jump:

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/06/09/managing-south-asia-s-himalayan-rivers/

 

 

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