Silenced Rivers

Author: Patrick McCully
Editor: Zed Books
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Journal Of Commonwealth And Postcolonial Studies

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Aquatic Survival

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Rivers And Sustainable Development

Author: S. Nazrul Islam
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190079037
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Rivers are a vital component of ecology-the earth's hydrological cycle depends on them. However, across the world, rivers are under stress and even in crisis. With rising populations, the demand for river water is increasing. Many rivers fail to reach the sea because of excessive withdrawal of water, and many other rivers are heading toward the same fate. Conflicts over river water are increasing, and climate change is making matters worse. River policies pursued so far are often aggravating these challenges rather than solving them. Yet, sustainable development requires healthy rivers. Urgent change in the approach and policies toward rivers is therefore required. In this book, Nazrul Islam points to the ways in which river policies need to change to ensure sustainable development. He offers a new conceptual framework, using such concepts as the Commercial and Cordon approaches to rivers and their opposite, the Ecological and Open approaches. He shows that while the former generally work against sustainability, the latter are conducive to sustainable development. The book illustrates this reality by drawing upon worldwide experience regarding rivers. Going forward, river policies therefore should be based on Ecological and Open approaches. Islam argues further that the use of the new conceptual framework offered in this book can help to connect the river related discussion of experts with that of activists. It can thus help to move the discussion of river policies from the narrow confines of experts to the wider arena of the public, who should have a greater role in formulation of river policies in order to safeguard public interests and ensure sustainability. The book serves as a valuable guide for those interested in learning about river policy changes necessary to promote sustainable development.

Developing The Rivers Of East And West Africa

Author: Heather J. Hoag
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441111220
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How did rivers contribute to the economic and political development of modern Africa? How did African and European notions of nature's value and meaning differ? And how have these evaluations of Africa's rivers changed between 1850 and the present day? Drawing upon examples from across the African continent, Developing the Rivers of East and West Africa explores the role African waterways played in the continent's economic, social, and political development and provides the first historical study of the key themes in African river history. Rivers acted as more than important transportation byways; their waters were central to both colonial and postcolonial economic development efforts. This book synthesizes the available research on African rivers with new evidence to offer students of African and environmental history a narrative of how people have used and engaged the continent's water resources. It analyzes key themes in Africa's modern history - European exploration, establishment of colonial rule, economic development, 'green' politics - and each case study provides a lens through which to view social, economic and ecological change in Africa.

The End Of Imagination

Author: Arundhati Roy
Editor: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 160846654X
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Five books of essays in one volume from the Booker Prize–winner and “one of the most ambitious and divisive political essayists of her generation” (The Washington Post). With a new introduction by Arundhati Roy, this new collection begins with her pathbreaking book The Cost of Living—published soon after she won the Booker Prize for her novel The God of Small Things—in which she forcefully condemned India’s nuclear tests and its construction of enormous dam projects that continue to displace countless people from their homes and communities. The End of Imagination also includes her nonfiction works Power Politics, War Talk, Public Power in the Age of Empire, and An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire, which include her widely circulated and inspiring writings on the US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the need to confront corporate power, and the hollowing out of democratic institutions globally. Praise for Arundhati Roy “The fierceness with which Arundhati Roy loves humanity moves my heart.” —Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and recipient of the LennonOno Grant for Peace Award “Arundhati Roy combines her brilliant style as a novelist with her powerful commitment to social justice in producing these eloquent, penetrating essays.” —Howard Zinn, author of Political Awakenings and Indispensable Zinn “Arundhati Roy is incandescent in her brilliance and her fearlessness. And in these extraordinary essays—which are clarions for justice, for witness, for a true humanity—Roy is at her absolute best.” —Junot Díaz, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao “One of the most confident and original thinkers of our time.” —Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough and The Battle For Paradise “Arundhati Roy calls for ‘factual precision’ alongside of the ‘real precision of poetry.’ Remarkably, she combines those achievements to a degree that few can hope to approach.” —Noam Chomsky, leading public intellectual and author of Hopes and Prospects “India’s most impassioned critic of globalization and American influence.” —The New York Times

Dams Displacement And The Delusion Of Development

Author: Allen F. Isaacman
Editor: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821444506
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Cahora Bassa Dam on the Zambezi River, built in the early 1970s during the final years of Portuguese rule, was the last major infrastructure project constructed in Africa during the turbulent era of decolonization. Engineers and hydrologists praised the dam for its technical complexity and the skills required to construct what was then the world’s fifth-largest mega-dam. Portuguese colonial officials cited benefits they expected from the dam — from expansion of irrigated farming and European settlement, to improved transportation throughout the Zambezi River Valley, to reduced flooding in this area of unpredictable rainfall. “The project, however, actually resulted in cascading layers of human displacement, violence, and environmental destruction. Its electricity benefited few Mozambicans, even after the former guerrillas of FRELIMO (Frente de Libertação de Moçambique) came to power; instead, it fed industrialization in apartheid South Africa.” (Richard Roberts) This in-depth study of the region examines the dominant developmentalist narrative that has surrounded the dam, chronicles the continual violence that has accompanied its existence, and gives voice to previously unheard narratives of forced labor, displacement, and historical and contemporary life in the dam’s shadow.

River Disputes In India

Author: S. N. Sadasivan
Editor: Mittal Publications
ISBN: 9788170999133
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Biological Monitoring Of Rivers

Author: Giuliano Ziglio
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
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Biological monitoring of running waters is a scientifically and economically valid approach for surveys and monitoring programmes to assess the water quality. Biological Monitoring of Rivers is a timely, up-to-date book that includes a good number of practical how-to-do chapters. Up-to-date assessment of biological water monitoring Practical how-to-do chapters help the practitioner Provides a broad survey of methods uses inside and outside the EU Gives perspectives for future applications

Altered Rivers

Author: Christopher Shaun Seddon
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Waterlines The Penguin Book Of River Writings

Author: Amita Baviskar
Editor: Penguin Group
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Rivers pulse through the heart of India. The stories, essays and poetry in Waterlines reflect the presence of rivers in our lives: from film music to metaphysics, we turn to rivers to imagine and express our desires. As rivers shape our worlds and we shape theirs, landscapes and lives melt into one. This anthology celebrates this shared creation and also sheds light on the turbulence around rivers today. Waterlines combines classic works with the best of contemporary writing. Here is Rabindranath Tagore s brilliant tale of a young widow s passion. Agyeya recounts his aunt s courageous battle against the Beas. Cobras and otters and other river creatures meet crocodile-man Ron Whitaker. Arundhati Roy and Advaita Mallabarman offer river stories with dark currents. Mukul Sharma traces the travails of Biharis living in the shifting diara lands. Nita Kumar s lyrical account of the pleasures of Banaras ghats includes bhang-induced latrine . Anand Pandian presents early twentieth century Tamil verse honouring Pennycuick, the British engineer who dammed the Periyar. Ruchir Joshi pays homage to the Hooghly and Howrah Bridge. A.K. Ramanujan and A.K. Mehrotra, the Ganga, the Narmada, the Kaveri they are all here. With its unexpected bends and delightful views, Waterlines is a tribute to rivers that you will enjoy dipping into.

Wasserversorgung Und Wasserverwendung In Namibia

Author: Steffen Niemann
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Hydropower And River Valley Development

Author: R. S. Goel
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Hydropower and River Valley Development, 1st-2nd December 1999, New Delhi, India.

Natural History Bulletin

Author: Siam Society
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Civil Engineering Practice

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Restructured Rivers

Author: Philip Raphals
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