[act-ma] SAT 5/18 MIT 3-133 2PM | Water Future of Bangladesh and India: Divided by borders, connected by rivers

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Tue May 14 10:59:01 PDT 2013


Water Future of Bangladesh and India: Divided by borders, connected by
rivers

Saturday 2-4 pm, May 18, 2013

MIT Rm 3-133
http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=3

Speakers

Jayanta Bandyopadhyay
and
Nazrul Islam

Jayanta Bandyopadhyal, environmental activist and professor, author of
fourteen critically acclaimed books, is retired head of the Center for
Development and Environment Policy at the Indian Institute of Management
Calcutta.

Nazrul Islam, senior economist at the UN, is the author of several books on
prospects for development in Bangladesh and China. He is the coordinator of
Bangladesh Environment Network ( BEN ), a global organization of
Bangladeshi citizens, expatriates, and friends of Bangladesh dedicated to
protecting the environment.

Recent experience in South Asia demonstrates that rivers are not objects to
be “conquered” and “consumed”. The harvesting of river resources must not
entail fundamental changes to the natural course and flow of rivers.  Big
dams have proven to incur great cost to a country and provide only
questionable benefit. Dams on multiple rivers upstream have damaged vast
areas in India and even more in the lower riparian country Bangladesh. In
particular the mammoth Inter Linking of Rivers project ( ILRP ) initiated
by the Govt of India is likely to cause irreversible damage to both India
and Bangladesh.

Organized by:
Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia (www.southAsiaAlliance.org)
Association for India's Development MIT & Boston Chapters (www.aidboston.org
)
Bangladesh Environment Network (www.ben-global.org)
The South Asia Forum at MIT




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