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Controlling the water : matching technology and institutions in irrigation management in India and Nepal

Author: Dik Roth; Linden Vincent
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores the means of controlling water for irrigation in India and Nepal. It looks at water sources and technologies in use and institutions evolving with them, and their adaptation under new policies and agrarian change. The various field studies conducted in India and Nepal document the complexities of water control in irrigation systems, and introduce concepts for their interdisciplinary analysis.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dik Roth; Linden Vincent
ISBN: 9780199082247 0199082243
OCLC Number: 826068545
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: LIST OF TABLES, FIGURES, AND BOXES; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION: TECHNOLOGY AND INSTITUTIONS IN IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT-MATCH OR MISMATCH? (DIK ROTH AND LINDEN VINCENT); 1. ANALYSING WATER CONTROL: INTERDISCIPLINARITY, SOCIO-TECHNICAL APPROACH, AND INSTITUTIONS IN WATER MANAGEMENT (LINDEN VINCENT AND DIK ROTH); 2. DECENTRALIZATION, WATER RIGHTS, AND MARKETS: BRIDGING THE TECHNOLOGY-POLICY GAP IN INDIAN IRRIGATION (VISHAL NARAIN); 3. THE LOCAL POLITICS OF POLICY IN THE ANDHRA PRADESH IRRIGATION REFORMS, INDIA (BALA RAJU NIKKU); 4. IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY AND IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT REFORM: THE CASE OF THE TERAI REGION IN NEPAL (PUSPA RAJ KHANAL); 5. IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY, AGRO-ECOLOGY, AND WATER RIGHTS IN THE MID-HILLS OF NEPAL (UMESH NATH PARAJULI); 6. GROUNDWATER IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT, CONJUNCTIVE USE, AND THE EVOLUTION OF WATER USE COMPLEXES IN THE NEPALESE TERAI (SUMAN RIMAL GAUTAM); 7. SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION AND THE POLITICS OF ACCESS TO GROUNDWATER IN NORTH GUJARAT (ANJAL PRAKASH); 8. TRANSFORMATION OF TANK IRRIGATION POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY ON THE INTERFACE OF A RECURSIVE STATE-SOCIETY RELATIONSHIP (ESHA SHAH); 9. PROPERTY RIGHTS, WATER RESOURCES, AND TECHNOLOGY: THE MISSING ECOLOGICAL LINK (JYOTHI KRISHNAN); 10. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TANK MANAGEMENT IN TAMIL NADU (R. MANIMOHAN); 11. MICROHYDEL AND IRRIGATION: IS ANY OTHER WATER TECHNOLOGY DIFFERENT? (AMREETA REGMI AND LINDEN VINCENT); 12. BOUNDARY CONCEPTS FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY ANALYSIS OF IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT IN SOUTH ASIA (PETER P. MOLLINGA); GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
Responsibility: edited by Dik Roth and Linden Vincent.

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This work explores the means of controlling water for irrigation in India and Nepal. It looks at water sources and technologies in use and institutions evolving with them, and their adaptation under new policies and agrarian change. The various field studies conducted in India and Nepal document the complexities of water control in irrigation systems, and introduce concepts for their interdisciplinary analysis.

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