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Title: Surrounding the consequences of watershed disasters in the periphery of the Indian triangle

Author: Ekanayake, Rohan;

Date: 1991

Source: In: Rice, Raymond M., technical coordinator. 1991. Proceedings of the IUFRO technical session on geomorphic hazards in managed forests; 5-11 August 1990; Montreal, Canada. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-130, Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 28-32

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The watershed of the 'Indian Triangle' is formed by the flow of two mighty rivers which emanate from the Himalaya. The Ganges and teh Brahmaputra embrace the lands and the peoples of Nepal*, India* and Bangladesh* before emptying in the Bay of Bengal. A recent monsoon submerged two thirds of the low-lying Bangladesh rendering 23 million people homeless. can the future of these people be secured by lowering the water levels downstream? Are there alternative structural propositions and are they economically and politically feasible? What effect will the excessive removal of natural barriers to rain in the upper catchments have on policy?

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Ekanayake, Rohan 1991. Surrounding the consequences of watershed disasters in the periphery of the Indian triangle. In: Rice, Raymond M., technical coordinator. 1991. Proceedings of the IUFRO technical session on geomorphic hazards in managed forests; 5-11 August 1990; Montreal, Canada. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-130, Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 28-32

 


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