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Rivers and Sustainable Development: Alternative Approaches and Their Implications

S. Nazrul Islam


This book presents a new conceptualization of river-related policy issues, using concepts such as the Commercial and Cordon approaches to rivers and their opposite, the Ecological and Open approaches. It draws upon river-related experience from across the world to substantiate and illustrate these concepts. This new conceptualization will help to connect the river policy discussion of experts and specialists with that of river activists and the public. This shared discussion will allow better river policy formulation. The book argues for replacing the currently dominant Commercial and Cordon a ... More

Keywords: rivers, sustainable development, dams and barrages, embankments and levees, delta management, basin-wide strategy, commercial approach, ecological approach, cordon approach, open approach

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190079024
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190079024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S. Nazrul Islam, author
Senior Economic Affairs Officer; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance, United Nations; St. Johns University