Invitation for a discussion on a book about the 1979 Machuu Dam Disaster in Gujarat

Machhu Dam breach in 1979 remains the biggest dam disaster of India in terms of death and destruction. No credible report about how and why this happened and who were responsible has come out. We hope this new book throws light on this. Its very important for India to learn lessons from this disaster considering the over 5000 large dams stock, the increasing number of old stock of dams, lack of proper repair and maintenance of dams, considering India constructing the biggest number of large dams and considering the possibility of increased floods in the context of Climate Change. India even today has no transparent reservoir operation policies, nor dam safety law.

The meeting will be at Conf Room 2 (2nd floor, above the dining hall), India International Centre (Main), Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003

July 30, 2012, 06.30- 8.00 pm, Pl join us for tea at 6 pm.

The book “No One Had a Tongue To Speak” is being released in India by Rupa this month.

The authors, Tom Wooten and Utpal Sandesara will be present.

For information on the book, see: http://thefloodbook.com

Pl do come and let us know (ht.sandrp@gmail.com) if you can, to help us make the necessary arrangements.

Please help us circulate this to others who may be interested.