Dam the debate

Asit K. Biswas ASIAN WATER September-October 2012, Volume 28, Issue 5, Pages 25-27 An important question that needs to be asked is why, in the 21st century, with major advances in science and technology, it has not been possible to … Read More

Impacts of large dams

Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas GLOBAL-IS-ASIAN April-June 2012, Issue 14, Pages 29-30 Governments and private sector companies have constructed hundreds of large dams all over the world in recent decades, often with the support of international organisations such as the World … Read More

Akin to a banana republic?

Asit K. Biswas NEW GLOBAL INDIAN August 2011, Volume 1, Number 12, Pages 42-43 More than six decades after the Independence, India’s urban water quality is worse than ever before. Admittedly, the population has grown tremendously. Equally, agricultural and industrial … Read More