Water Resource Management: Problems and Prospects
Edited by Alpana Kateja
  • ISBN : 9788131609903
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Water Resource Management presents the most intractable challenge for planners and policymakers. Considering the finite nature, increasing demand and deteriorating quality of freshwater, the need to protect and manage this resource properly is crucial. To succeed in the face of this biggest threat to human health and environmental degradation, an integrated approach to freshwater and waste water management is required, which involves innovative and region-specific pathways along with community participation. To attain better development outcomes, water must be made an integral part of all planning and management. This book attempts to address gamut of water management issues with a special focus on India, ranging from waste water and storm water management to water use efficiency and innovations in water management using data technology. The volume contains twenty excellent, insightful and up-to-date articles broadly categorized under following sub-themes: -Governance Issues -Climate Change and Water Resources -Water Resource Development -Demand Management -Agriculture and Water Management CONTENTS 1. Introduction / Alpana Kateja Section I: Governance Issues 2. Water and the Institutions: A Systemic Approach to Water Management in India / Samanta Sahu 3. Realizing Water Resource Management in India: Localizing Governance, Geospatial Data and Enabling Environment for Development / J.R. Sharma and A.K. Bera 4. Aquifer Characterization and its Significance in Water Resource Management / R.K. Kushwaha, M.K. Pandit, P.K. Parchure and Wasim Ahmad 5. Water Security and Management Through Water Budgeting / R.N. Shukla and B.O. Pandit 6. PublicPrivate Partnership in Water Resource Management / Sandeep Narula Section II: Climate Change and Water Resources 7. Water Management, Climate Change and Biodiversity / Sharat Kumar Palita and Debabrata Panda 8. Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Linkage to Water Security / Swatantra Kumar Dubey, Devesh Sharma and Laxmi Kant Sharma Section III: Water Resource Development 9. Reclaimed Water: Alternative and Efficient Water Supply Option / Alpana Kateja 10. Inter-Basin Water Transfer for Optimal Utilization of Water / Poorvi Medatwal 11. Storm Water Management: Key to Self-sustaining Urban Water Systems / Jaishree 12. Water Harvesting: Traditional Methods and Present Practices / R.C. Mathur 13. Integrated Water Resource Management in Rajasthan / M.L. Jhanwar Section IV: Demand Management 14. Sustainable Use of Virtual Water in a Global Framework / Maniklal Adhikary and Samrat Chowdhuri 15. Building a Water-Literate Society for Urban Water Management in Rajasthan / Suneet Sethi 16. Water ATMs: A Boon for Rajasthan / Harsh Bajpai and Animesh Kumar Section V: Agriculture and Water Management 17. Water Footprint: Thinking Ahead / Mohammad Suhail 18. Concept of Irrigation Index: Benchmarking of Irrigation Projects / R.M. Mathur 19. Agricultural Development and Growing Water Crisis in Rajasthan: The Way Forward / Dalbir Singh 20. Is IWRM a Mirage or Reality in Indian Irrigation System? / Prem S. Vashishtha and Dalbir Singh ABOUT THE AUTHOR / EDITOR Alpana Kateja is a Professor of Economics at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. She also holds the position of Principal, University Maharani College, Jaipur. Gold medallist in Economics from Sukhadia University, she has formerly been associated with Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and JNV University, Jodhpur. She has published extensively in national and international journals of repute. She has undertaken research projects in the areas of regional economics, health and environment funded by different agencies including UGC and ICSSR.