inter-state water conflicts have become the stock-in-trade of Indian politics. They are easy matter for politicians and technocrats to milk. The disputes most often end up in the Supreme Court with

The book is a compilation of articles written in 2005 and 2006 as part of a series about water and development. Most of the stories in the Asia Water Wire are the product of reporting on the ground by local journalists, many of whom attended a series of water workshops by the Asian Development Bank in the last few years.

Expert committee set for Mullaperiyar dam

Twenty nine workers were killed in a landslide at the Tehri dam. The contractor building the dam has blamed the weak mountains for the incident. Many experts agree that the mountains of the region are fragile. The dam will have a huge reservoir that wou

Is the recent incident at the dam site an indication of things to come?

July 29 was a black day for those residents of the old Tehri town who had decided to remain back. At around 2 pm, the water in the lake surrounding the almost empty town rose and entered their homes.

Experts have given conflicting reports on the Tehri dam

The Kantale Dam in Sri Lanka, which burst in 1986 causing large-scale destruction to lives, livestock and crops, is once more in danger of collapsing. This is because authorities have ignored

To halt dam linked dislocation

The beginning of submergence of Tehri also marked the drowning of anti dam sentiments. Any strong protest was conspicuous by its absence. Does this signal the end of the three decade old movement?