Maria Isabel T. Buenaobra
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South Asia Water Governance Issue Briefs The Asia Foundation released a series of issue briefs to examine the availability and accessibility of data and information related to three transboundary rivers in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.
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Water Education at the Tertiary Level The Case of Bangladesh10/29/2013
(Transboundary Water Governance Issue Brief)
Some sixteen years back in 1997 Ashis Nandy, Ajaya Dixit and I, while writing what probably must have been the first South Asian manifesto on the politics and knowledge of water, came to the following conclusions: Till now, the approach to water management and water development has been fragmentary. Not only has it dealt with sea, river and groundwater separately, it has been "land-centric". Water management, we believe, should centre around water; it must be based on the recognition of the wholeness of water and its intrinsic function in nature.