Rivers, technology, and society: learning the lessons of water management in Nepal
This engaging examination of the fate of Nepal's premier natural resource has a significance that transcends both the specific experience of Nepal and the water sector. In this book Dipak Gyawali argues for the necessity of moving away from a technocratic approach, to take full account of the social and political context of any development intervention, focusing on the costs and benefits borne by ordinary people. He shows that both analytical comprehension and effective policy action require a holistic conceptualization of the interface between water (or any natural resource), technology, and social context.
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A Different Water Journey
Contesting Hydropower Policy
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