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Our Common Rivers: What we should know about them and why?

Our Common Rivers: What we should know about them and why?


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.