‘Hydropolitics’ in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region - The case for a unified, committed, multilateral effort

Casaca, Paulo

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The Hindu-Kush-Himalayan region was the main source of rivers providing water for civilizations in the past. Rivers, which continue to flow today through sixteen Asian countries. A resource, that is essential for people’s livelihoods and for the preservation of the environment. For the protection of these rivers, a multilaterally agreed set of water management principles and rules must be followed, and a sustainable equilibrium must be found between different aims and interests. The unilateral imposition of a single nation’s determination based on its dominant position on water sources and capacity to press nations in weaker stances is not conductive to the needed environmental preservation and sustainable development.

Document type: Book
Publisher: SADF - South Asia Democratic Forum
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2020
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2021
Number of Pages: 27
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Geography and travel
Controlled Keywords: Brahmaputra, Mekong, Hindukusch, Wasserwirtschaft, Umweltpolitik
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wasserwirtschaft, Mekong, Brahmaputra, Flüsse, Umwelt, Nachhaltigkeit, Klima, Gletscher, Südostasien, Südasien / Water Management, Mekong, Brahmaputra, Rivers, Environment, Sustainability, Climate, Glaciers, Southeast Asia, South Asia
Subject (classification): Geography and Country Studies
Countries/Regions: South Asia
Southeast Asia
Series: Themen > SADF Working Papers
Volume: 25