Common Rivers : What should know about them and why – By Partha J Das, PhD, Senior Fellow, Asian Confluence

Common Rivers

By PARTHA J DAS, PhD, Senior Fellow, Asian Confluence

Asian Confluence, Nadi Festival 2016 Souvenir

Introduction

Rivers are universally considered as lifeline of human societies and civilisations. Rivers are extraordinary phenomena, with physical, cultural and psychological expression in human societies; they bring life and death, civilization and devastation, opportunity and risk (Sadoff and Grey, 2002). They are multi-dimensional systems in themselves entailing ecological, social, cultural, economic and political aspects.

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