Sustainable Development of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins

Sustainable Development of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins, ed. Biswas, Asit K. and Uitto, Juha I. (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2001).

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  • Editor Biswas, Asit K.
    Uitto, Juha I.
    Title Sustainable Development of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins
    Series Title Water Resources Management and Policy
    Publication Date 2001
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University Press
    Pages XIV, 202
    Language eng
    Abstract The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin contains the largest number of the world’s poor in any one region. The population is increasing steadily, and unless the current development trends are broken, poverty will become even more pervasive. The region is endowed with considerable natural resources that could be used to foster sustainable economic development. Water could be successfully used as the engine to promote economic development of the region, which has been hindered because the most populous part of the basin is shared by three countries: Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, who have in the past been unable to agree to an integrated development plan. In Sustainable Development of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins, leading technocrats and intellectuals discuss how, through cooperation between the countries concerned and by taking a holistic development approach, the quality of life of the people of the basin could be improved significantly within a reasonable timeframe.
    Keyword Sustainable development
    Water resources management
    Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2001
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9280810413
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