The Disastrous Colonial Redesign of Pakistan’s Rivers

Via YouTube, a video analysis of how British engineering of water infrastructure along the Indus River and its tributaries – notably a series of perennial canals, dam-like structures called barrages, and embankments built to extract as much water from the Indus as possible and convert much of Pakistan’s arid landscape into farmland – exacerbated the destruction of flooding events and created a hierarchical system along the canals in terms of water access.

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