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Water first : issues and challenges for nations and communities in South Asia

Author: Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt; Robert J Wasson
Publisher: New Delhi : Sage Publications, 2008.
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Brings together knowledge and interdisciplinary perspectives from scholars on the histories, politics, ecologies and cultures of water in South Asia. This book explores the complexities of the issues  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Water first.
New Delhi : Sage Publications, 2008
(DLC) 2008022532
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt; Robert J Wasson
ISBN: 8178299992 9788178299990 9780761936251 0761936254
OCLC Number: 316005252
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword - Peter P MollingaIntroduction: Placing Water First - Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt I. THE REGIONAL POLITICS OF WATER IN SOUTH ASIA National and Regional Water Concerns: Setting the Scene - Ramaswamy R. IyerThe Monsoon Rivers of South Asia: A Geomorphological Perspective on Managing Monsoon Rivers - Avijit GuptaThe Politics of Water in Colonial India: The Emergence of Control - David HardimanThe Regional Politics of Water Sharing: Contemporary Issues in South Asia - Douglas HillGlobal Conventions and Regulations on International Rivers: Implications for South Asia - Binayak RayRiver-Linking and its Discontents: The Final Plunge for Supply-side Hydrology in India - Rohan D'SouzaII. REGIONAL ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND APPROACHESWater Quality and Economic Growth in India - Robert J. WassonWhen a Public Health Story Goes Sour: Arsenic Contaminated Drinking Water in Bangladesh - Bruce CaldwellArsenic Contamination of Ground Water: Social Determinants of an Environmental Crisis in India - Atanu SarkarGender and Integrated Water Resources Management in South Asia: The Challenge of Community-managed Alternatives - Sara AhmedInstitutions for Integrated Water Resources Management: Lessons from Four Indian States - Vishal Narain and Saurabh Chugh Top-down or Bottom-up?: Negotiating Water Management at the Local Level in South Asia - Saravanan V.SWatershed Development Programmes and Rural Development: A Review of Indian Policies - Sucharita SenIII. INTERPRETING COMMUNITY ROLES AND INITIATIVESBeyond 'Dispositif' and 'De-politicization': Spaces of Civil Society in Water Conservation in Rural Rajasthan - Saurabh Gupta and Subir Sinha Submerged Voices and Transnational Environmentalism: The Movement Against the Sardar Sarovar Dam - Judy Whitehead Negotiating Water Management in the Damodar Valley: Kalikata Hearing and the DVC - Kuntala Lahiri-DuttEndogenous Water Resource Management in North-East Bangladesh: Lessons from the Haor Basin - Jennifer Duyne Barenstein The Ganga (or the Problems of Translation) - Annie BolithoIndex
Responsibility: edited by Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Robert J. Wasson.


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