Water, Water Security, Kalabagh Dam, Indus Basin, Pakistan, India
  • A concerned citizen Reply

    July 9, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Good analysis in terms of analyzing both sides of the argument regarding dams. However are dams and reservoirs really the solution in the context of unsustainable water use practices? These are the supply side interventions to store water but the question arises as to how to make the demand eco-friendly? The water policy is now being pondered upon, there are no metered connections on the domestic and industrial use of water, the tube wells are being touted as the ultimate answer for water supply which has seriously depleted the ground water table.
    Dams can be a good solution; small dams even better but if they are looked to as the sole answer to our water problems, we are bound to go dry before 2025.

    • Zahra Khan Durrani

      Zahra Khan Durrani Reply

      August 13, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      Hello concerned citizen,
      I support you wholeheartedly. I gave an analysis on the ongoing debate and concluded that we put our differences aside to come up with sustainable and eco friendly projects. If I were to implement a project concerning water storage, I would most definitely look at fixing our current infrastructure and water management practices before constructing dams that lead to environmental damage. I talked a bit about the demand side solutions in my other articles if you’d like to read them.

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