Sustainable Development of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins

Sustainable Development of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789280810417
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Series: Water Resources Management and Policy Series
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

List of tables and figuresvii
Note on measurementsx
1Management of international rivers: Opportunities and constraints1
2Ganges-Brahmaputra: The outlook for the twenty-first century17
3Constraints and opportunities for cooperation towards development of water resources in the Ganges basin46
4Brahmaputra: Issues in development58
5Development and management of water resources in Bangladesh: Post-1996 treaty opportunities80
6Harnessing the Himalayan waters of Nepal: A case for partnership for the Ganges basin100
7Water resources development of Nepal: A regional perspective122
8Water resource development and the environment in Bhutan145
9From dispute to dialogue to doing163
List of contributors197

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