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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 India, 2008.
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This book outlines the contemporary issues and challenges that confront both the. nations and the communities of the South Asian region, particularly India, where. control over water has always been a symbol of social and political power. It. explores the adequacy of the competing and/or complementary explanations for these. daunting challenges of envisioning water management in one of the most densely. populated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt; Robert J Wasson
ISBN: 9788178299990 8178299992 1281965650 9781281965653
OCLC Number: 437087426
Description: 1 online resource (486 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Placing Water First; National and Regional Water Concerns; The Monsoon Rivers of South Asia; The Politics of Water in Colonial India; The Regional Politics of Water Sharing; Global Conventions and Regulations on International Rivers; River-linking and its Discontents; Water Quality and Economic Growth in India; When a Public Health Story Goes Sour; Arsenic Contamination of Ground Water; Gender and Integrated Water Resources Management in South Asia; Institutions for Integrated Water Resources Management; Top-down or Bottom-up? Watershed Development Programmes and Rural DevelopmentBeyond 'Dispositif' and 'De-politicization'; Submerged Voices and Transnational Environmentalism; Negotiating Water Management in the Damodar Valley; Endogenous Water Resource Management in North-East Bangladesh; Everyday Waterscapes; The Ganga (or the Problems of Translation); About the Editors and Contributors; Index.

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This book outlines the contemporary issues and challenges that confront both the. nations and the communities of the South Asian region, particularly India, where. control over water has always been a symbol of social and political power. It. explores the adequacy of the competing and/or complementary explanations for these. daunting challenges of envisioning water management in one of the most densely. populated parts of the world with a long history of water control. Water First: Issues and Challenges for Nations and Communities in South. Asia brings together cutting edge interdisciplinary p.

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