SOAS University of London

Centre for Water and Development

Missing Waters and Unhappy Toads - filtered out issues that are biting back in the Himalaya - Ganga with the end of the Age of Aid

Dipak Gywali (Nepal Academy of Science and Technology)

Date: 17 October 2011Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 17 October 2011Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Room: Pyramid Room, Geography Department, KCL

Type of Event: Seminar

Hype and hydro have gone together in the highland-lowland interactive hydro-ecological system of South Asia, aided by pliant national hydrocracies and removed (from local concerns) international development agencies. One type of science, one style of organizing and the promotion of one type of technology has led to wasted time and resources, impasse and a loss in sense of direction. After laying the background in the upper Ganges basin between Nepal and India, the talk will focus on the kind of pluralized policy terrain needed at all scales that can begin improving the situation.