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Informing Water Policies in South Asia

Author: Anjal Prakash; Chanda Gurung Gooch; Sreoshi Singh
Publisher: London : Routledge India, 2018.
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This book analyzes water policies in South Asia from the perspective of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) It seeks to address the problems of water scarcity, conflict and pollution resulting from the gross mismanagement and over-exploitation of this finite resource. Highlighting the need for IWRM in mitigating abuse and ensuring sustainable use, it discusses issues relating to groundwater management;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anjal Prakash; Chanda Gurung Gooch; Sreoshi Singh
ISBN: 9781317560128 1317560124 9781317560111 1317560116
OCLC Number: 1035762872
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; List of Maps and Boxes; List of Abbreviations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Part I: Understanding of Need of Integrated Water Management in South Asia; Informing Water Policies for Integrated Water Resources Management in South Asia; 1. Towards Integrated Water Policies in South Asia: From Critique to Constructive Engagement; Part II: Gender and Water; 2. Challenging the Flow: Gendered Participation, Equity and Sustainability in Decentralized Water Governance in Gujarat. 3. Rethinking Gender Inclusion and Equity in Irrigation Policy: Insights from Nepal4. Entering Male Domain and Challenging Stereotypes: A Case Study on Gender and Irrigation in Sindh, Pakistan; 5. An Attempt at Quantification of Women's Empowerment in Small-Scale Water Resources Project; Part III: Managing Groundwater; 6. Impact of Electricity Tariff Policy on Groundwater Use: The Case of West Bengal, India; 7. Are Wells a Potential Threat to Farmers' Well-being? The Case of Deteriorating Groundwater Irrigation in Tamil Nadu, India; Part IV: Water Conflicts and Cooperation in South Asia. 8. Water Conflicts, Contending Water Uses and Agenda for a New Policy, Legal and Institutional Framework9. Inter-sector Allocation of Hirakud Dam Water: An Economic Analysis; 10. Sustainable Management and Regional Cooperation for Himalayan Waters; Part V: Water in Changing Contexts; 11. Growing City, Diminishing Water Access: Urbanization and Peri-urban Water Use in Gurgaon and Faridabad, India; 12. Filtering Dirty Water and Finding Fresh One: Engaging with Tradition in Dug-Well Intervention in North Bihar; About the Editors; Notes on Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: editors, Anjal Prakash, Chanda Gurung Goodrich, Sreoshi Singh.

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This book analyzes water policies in South Asia from the perspective of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) It seeks to address the problems of water scarcity, conflict and pollution resulting from the gross mismanagement and over-exploitation of this finite resource. Highlighting the need for IWRM in mitigating abuse and ensuring sustainable use, it discusses issues relating to groundwater management; inter-state water conflicts; peri-urban water use; local traditional water management practices; coordination between water users and uses; and water integration at the grassroots level.

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