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.
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