Social and economic impacts of investments in groundwater: Lessons from Pakistan and Bangladesh uri icon


  • Examines the social, technical, and economic aspects of the massive investment in groundwater development in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Describes many of the physical parameters of the two systems which rely heavily on tube wells in order to focus on government policy concerning groundwater development and documents the economic and social impacts of the policies. The first two sections detail groundwater development and management in Pakistan and Bangladesh respectively. The final two sections discuss the social and economic impacts and the long-term implications of current policies. Lastly, the author draws some conclusions that may be used by the two countries, or other countries, as they expand groundwater development in the future

publication date

  • 1986