This study through a comparative analysis of the Ganges agreements and `codified’ rules of international law has attempted to see whether a wider interpretation of applicable international law and due regard to environmental rules could improve the existing Ganges regime and inspire agreed basin-wide development of other rivers.
Although based on the Ganges River, the book has also touched upon the loopholes in negotiations on some other shared rivers of the regions. It argues that the traditional model of negotiation on the ‘sharing’ of transboundary rivers of this region should be revisited to make ways for basin-wide integrated utilization and management of these rivers.
While this topic also involves political and technological issues, the author believes that a better understanding of legal factors may contribute to easing tensions on those issues. This book aims to contribute to such learning. It should cater to the interests of policymakers, academicians, activists, and students interested in this region’s development.
"Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam, popularly known as Asif Nazrul, is a law professor, researcher, writer, and activist. He worked as a journalist before joining Dhaka University in 1991 and now is a leading columnist in the country.
He did his LLB and LLM from the University of Dhaka and his PhD in international law from the University of London in 1999. He worked as a fellow at the IUCN-Environmental Law Centre in Germany in 2001 and later at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in 2007.
He published research papers in leading journals and wrote chapters in books published by Routledge, Kluwer, Brill etc. He worked as a Consultant to EU Delegation, UNDP, and ADB and served as an