ISBN 9789380318875,Water War In South Asia Brahmaputra Dam & Diversion

Water War In South Asia Brahmaputra Dam & Diversion



Neha Publishers & Distributors

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789380318875

ISBN-10 9380318871

Hard Back

Language (English)


The specter of water wars in Asia is also being highlighted by climate change and environmental degradation in the form of shrinking forests and swamps that foster a cycle of chronic flooding and droughts. The Himalayan snow melt that feeds Asia's great rivers could be accelerated by global warming. A network of treaties and endless diplomatic wrangling have shaped this process over the years, but whether it's Pakistan and India's mutual dissatisfaction over the Indus Water Treaty, India's opposition to China's proposed diversion of the Tsangpo-Brahmaputra, or Bangladesh's concerns over the division of waters from the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin, water sharing is a source of much contention. Many strategic experts have been forecasting that the 21st Century will see the era of Water Wars as opposed to the earlier wars for the control of hydro carbon energy resources. However, acuteness of Water Stress was supposed to reach threshold levels of conflict only sometimes around the middle point of this century. Unfortunately, China's hydro-aggression is now threatening to usher in the start of water wars many decades in advance. This book contains the fundamental and basic information of the subject and useful for teachers, students and researchers.