Water is a crucial element for life on earth. Water has the power to move
millions of people and clean water is a universal human right. The earth’s
great rivers create natural links between people and shared waters could become
a source of conflict. River water is a moving resource which implies that
changes in quality or quantity of water in an upper region directly effect use
of water some where in down stream region. The conflict of interests which may
thus arise has to be dealt with. The objective of the rulers of any land is to
safeguard those interests from time to time for peace, harmony and security.
The State of Andhra Pradesh is no exception. Twelve inter-state rivers flow
through Andhra Pradesh. While the River Godavari, the River Krishna and the
River Pennar are major inter-state rivers, Bahuda, Mahendratanaya, Poondi Minor
Drainage, Vamsadhara, Nagavali, Arniar, Kortaliar, Palarand Ponniar are other
medium inter-state rivers.