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“This is an unusual, intriguing and insightful book…. [Water] sometimes reads like a detective yarn, where wily old Poirot attempts to unravel the complex chains of events, actions (inactions sometimes) that have led to the present failure of hydrological institution building in India…. This is a useful book, and indeed and important one.” - Progress in Development Studies
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Water resources are an issue of ever increasing importance worldwide given rising populations and increasing environmental degradation. Water has also become a divisive issue, both within ...
Chapter 16: Changing Views: A Personal Note
Changing Views: A Personal Note
In recent years, I have been often asked about the putative change in my views on large dams. The question has been asked in diverse ways: with genuine and sympathetic curiosity; with sadness at my decline into error; with the intention of causing discomfiture; with anger and dismay at the perceived defection by an ...