Physics professor publishes article on Ganges basin conflict

Dr. Miah M Adel, Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff recently published the article, “Farakka Barrage, the greatest ever riparian bluff for upstream water piracy” in the Academia Journal of Environmental Sciences.

 The article discusses a conflict in the Ganges basin between India, an upstream riparian country, and Calcutta Port in Bangladesh, a downstream country. In his article, he discusses the looting of 60% of Bangladesh’s water by India to create waterways for a commercial cruise line. This action causes environmental disasters like surface water depletion, extinction of aquatic species, elimination of inland waterways, and increased malnutrition among the people that live there.

In the perspective of India’s cruise line setup with pirated water and the consequent Bangladesh’s untold sufferings from the lost water resources, Dr. Adel considers this to be a glaring example of what is sport to the cat (India) is death to the rat (Bangladesh).

“It is important to consider the effect one’s actions and decisions have on those around us,” said Adel. “Environmental responsibility is important in all areas of life, even business.”

About the Academia Journal of Environmental Sciences

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