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Getting Getting Water Water for for Environmental Environmental Flow Flow 77 mistakes, mistakes, and and the the Way Way Forward Forward Chetan Chetan Pandit Pandit


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Accept Accept 1. 1. Research Research will will not not yield yield EF EF quantification quantification 2. 2. Quantum Quantum of of EF EF can can not not be be decided decided by by environmental environmental scientists, scientists, ‘a-priory’. ‘a-priory’. Requires Requires trade-off trade-off decisions decisions with with other other uses. uses.


Accept Accept 1. 1. Research Research will will not not yield yield EF EF quantification quantification 2. 2. Quantum Quantum of of EF EF can can not not be be decided decided by by environmental environmental scientists, scientists, ‘a-priory’. ‘a-priory’. Requires Requires trade-off trade-off decisions decisions with with other other uses. uses. 3. 3. Water Water for for EF EF will will have have to to be be negotiated negotiated with with other other users, users, on on aa equal equal basis. basis.


Accept Accept 1. 1. Research Research will will not not yield yield EF EF quantification quantification 2. 2. Quantum Quantum of of EF EF can can not not be be decided decided by by environmental environmental scientists, scientists, ‘a-priory’. ‘a-priory’. Requires Requires trade-off trade-off decisions decisions with with other other uses. uses. 3. 3. Water Water for for EF EF will will have have to to be be negotiated negotiated with with other other users, users, on on aa equal equal basis. basis. 4. 4. Water Water for for EF EF as as volume, volume, NOT NOT as as flow flow rate rate in in aa reach reach


Accept Accept 1. 1. Research Research will will not not yield yield EF EF quantification quantification 2. 2. Quantum Quantum of of EF EF can can not not be be decided decided by by environmental environmental scientists, scientists, ‘a-priory’. ‘a-priory’. Requires Requires trade-off trade-off decisions decisions with with other other uses. uses. 3. 3. Water Water for for EF EF will will have have to to be be negotiated negotiated with with other other users, users, on on aa equal equal basis. basis. 4. 4. Water Water for for EF EF as as volume, volume, NOT NOT as as flow flow rate rate in in aa reach reach 5. 5. Env. Env. as as an an independent independent claimant claimant for for water, water, at at par par with with the the States. States. (NOT (NOT aa “use” “use” within within State’s State’s share) share)


Accept Accept 1. 1. Research Research will will not not yield yield EF EF quantification quantification 2. 2. Quantum Quantum of of EF EF can can not not be be decided decided by by environmental environmental scientists, scientists, ‘a-priory’. ‘a-priory’. Requires Requires trade-off trade-off decisions decisions with with other other uses. uses. 3. 3. Water Water for for EF EF will will have have to to be be negotiated negotiated with with other other users, users, on on aa equal equal basis. basis. 4. 4. Water Water for for EF EF as as volume, volume, NOT NOT as as flow flow rate rate in in aa reach reach 5. 5. Env. Env. as as an an independent independent claimant claimant for for water, water, at at par par with with the the States. States. (NOT (NOT aa “use” “use” within within State’s State’s share) share) 6. 6. Water Water for for EF EF can can not not be be obtained obtained through through pompous pompous rhetoric. rhetoric. Will Will have have to to argue argue for for aa share, share, before before Tribunals. Tribunals.


Accept Accept 1. 1. Research Research will will not not yield yield EF EF quantification quantification 2. 2. Quantum Quantum of of EF EF can can not not be be decided decided by by environmental environmental scientists, scientists, ‘a-priory’. ‘a-priory’. Requires Requires trade-off trade-off decisions decisions with with other other uses. uses. 3. 3. Water Water for for EF EF will will have have to to be be negotiated negotiated with with other other users, users, on on aa equal equal basis. basis. 4. 4. Water Water for for EF EF as as volume, volume, NOT NOT as as flow flow rate rate in in aa reach reach 5. 5. Env. Env. as as an an independent independent claimant claimant for for water, water, at at par par with with the the States. States. (NOT (NOT aa “use” “use” within within State’s State’s share) share) 6. 6. Water Water for for EF EF can can not not be be obtained obtained through through pompous pompous rhetoric. rhetoric. Will Will have have to to argue argue for for aa share, share, before before Tribunals. Tribunals. 7. 7. Large Large Storages Storages necessary necessary to to supply supply EF EF in in lean lean season season


Accept Accept 1. 1. Research Research will will not not yield yield EF EF quantification quantification 2. 2. Quantum Quantum of of EF EF can can not not be be decided decided by by environmental environmental scientists, scientists, ‘a-priory’. ‘a-priory’. Requires Requires trade-off trade-off decisions decisions with with other other uses. uses. 3. 3. Water Water for for EF EF will will have have to to be be negotiated negotiated with with other other users, users, on on aa equal equal basis. basis. 4. 4. Water Water for for EF EF as as volume, volume, NOT NOT as as flow flow rate rate in in aa reach reach 5. 5. Env. Env. as as an an independent independent claimant claimant for for water, water, at at par par with with the the States. States. (NOT (NOT aa “use” “use” within within State’s State’s share) share) 6. 6. Water Water for for EF EF can can not not be be obtained obtained through through pompous pompous rhetoric. rhetoric. Will Will have have to to argue argue for for aa share, share, before before Tribunals. Tribunals. 7. 7. Large Large Storages Storages necessary necessary to to supply supply EF EF in in lean lean season season


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