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Asian International Waters: From Ganges-Brahmaputra to Mekong Asit K. Biswas

Asian International Waters: From Ganges-Brahmaputra to Mekong

Asit K. Biswas

Published March 13th 1997
ISBN : 9780195638608
Hardcover
304 pages
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In the twenty-first century, water will be the most critical resource, not oil. In Asia, many local sources of water have already been developed, leaving those shared by two or more countries. Asian International Waters, the fourth book in the WaterMoreIn the twenty-first century, water will be the most critical resource, not oil. In Asia, many local sources of water have already been developed, leaving those shared by two or more countries. Asian International Waters, the fourth book in the Water Resources Management Series, is a collection of ten papers detailing the potential for development of three major Asian rivers--Ganges-Brahmaputra, Mekong, and Salween. According to the contributors, if these rivers are developed on a sustainable basis, benefits to the people of the area will be enormous, but unoptimal development could cause serious regional tension. The issues and questions raised will be of interest to anyone who works in international relations or water management, including policy makers.