Sustainable Development of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins

Overview

The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin contains the largest number of the world's poor in any one region. The population is increasing steadily, and unless the current development trends are broken, poverty will become even more pervasive. The region is endowed with considerable natural resources that could be used to foster sustainable economic development. Water could be successfully used as the engine to promote economic development of the region, which has been hindered because the most populous part of the ...

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Overview

The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin contains the largest number of the world's poor in any one region. The population is increasing steadily, and unless the current development trends are broken, poverty will become even more pervasive. The region is endowed with considerable natural resources that could be used to foster sustainable economic development. Water could be successfully used as the engine to promote economic development of the region, which has been hindered because the most populous part of the basin is shared by three countries: Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, who have in the past been unable to agree to an integrated development plan. In Sustainable Development of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins, leading technocrats and intellectuals discuss how, through cooperation between the countries concerned and by taking a holistic development approach, the quality of life of the people of the basin could be improved significantly within a reasonable timeframe.

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Asit K. Biswas is the president of the Third World Centre for Water Management and a member of the World Commission on Water. Juha I. Uitto is senior evaluation advisor at the United Nations Development Programme Evaluation Office, New York, USA.

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Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
Note on measurements
Preface
1 Management of international rivers: Opportunities and constraints 1
2 Ganges-Brahmaputra: The outlook for the twenty-first century 17
3 Constraints and opportunities for cooperation towards development of water resources in the Ganges basin 46
4 Brahmaputra: Issues in development 58
5 Development and management of water resources in Bangladesh: Post-1996 treaty opportunities 80
6 Harnessing the Himalayan waters of Nepal: A case for partnership for the Ganges basin 100
7 Water resources development of Nepal: A regional perspective 122
8 Water resource development and the environment in Bhutan 145
9 From dispute to dialogue to doing 163
Appendix 190
Acronyms 195
List of contributors 197
Index 199
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