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Rivers, technology, and society : learning the lessons of water management in Nepal

Author: Dipak Gyawali
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave, 2003.
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"This examination of what has happened to Nepal's premier natural resource has a significance that far transcends both the specific experience of the author's own country and the water sector. Dipak Gyawali is a water engineer and economist who has developed a local and international reputation as one of the most profound thinkers as well as socially engaged activists around the issues of water and development. In  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dipak Gyawali
ISBN: 1842772767 9781842772768 9993313114 9789993313113
OCLC Number: 50285377
Notes: Revised edition of: Water in Nepal. 2001.
Description: xv, 281 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: A Different Water Journey --
1. Contesting Hydropower Policy --
2. High Dams for Asia: Neo-Gandhian Maoists vs. Nehruvian Stalinists --
3. Mahakali Treaty: What Next? --
4. An Autopsy of Arun-3 --
5. Water Conflict in Southern Riparian Lands --
6. Three Legged Water Science for Nepal --
7. Troubled Politics of Himalayan Waters --
8. Arun-3 Impasse: Is Three an Escape from This Blind Alley? --
9. When Does Falling Water Become a Natural Resource? --
Water in Nepal --
Pt. I. Water as a Physical Resource --
Pt. II. Water and The Social System --
Pt. III. Evolutionary Pathways.
Responsibility: Dipak Gyawali.
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