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Rivers of North East India, Lecture by Dr. Chandan Mahanta, Sep 23, 2011, Part II

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Uploaded on Oct 10, 2011

The fourth lecture in the ten-part series titled "Living Rivers, Dying Rivers" was delivered by Dr. Chandan Mahanta, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati on the subject "Rivers in North-East India". This lecture got under way September 23, 2011 at the India International Centre, New Delhi. It highlighted the complex challenges in the management of North East India's river systems as an upshot of its peculiar physiography, excessive flow in the river and its tributaries during the annual monsoon, drainage problems, degradation of the catchment, high sedimentation, proneness to earthquakes/ landslide and encroachment of flood plains.

The series coordinated by Prof. Ramaswamy R Iyer aims at understanding what has been happening to rivers across India and drawing appropriate lessons. A certain number of rivers, some sick or dying, some living and healthy, and some showing early signs of sickness, are being taken up for presentations and discussion, in the series and an attempt made to understand what has gone wrong in many cases, what has gone right in some, and what needs to be done to revive and restore dying or sick rivers.
A blog on the lecture can be viewed at the India Water Portal here - http://www.indiawaterportal.org/post/...

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