India’s Water Futures: Emergent Ideas and Pathways

1st Edition

K. J. Joy, S. Janakarajan

Routledge India
Published November 6, 2018
Reference - 344 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815384045 - CAT# K339628

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When it comes to water, we flush and forget. We use, abuse and almost never recycle.

Water sector in India, since the 1990s, has seen some new ideas formalised legally and institutionally, while others are still emerging and evolving. Confronting the reality of current water management strategies, this volume discusses the state of the Indian water sector to uncover solutions that can address the imminent water crises.

This book:

  • Analyses the growing water insecurity, increase in demand, inefficiency in water use, and growing inequalities in accessing clean water;
  • Sheds light on water footprint in agricultural, industrial and urban use, pressures on river basin management, depleting groundwater resources, patterns of droughts and floods, watershed based development and waste water and sanitation management;
  • Examines water conflicts, lack of participatory governance mechanisms, and suggests an alternative framework for water regulation and conflict transformation;
  • Highlights the relationship between gender discourse and water governance;
  • Presents an alternative agenda for water sector reforms.

This volume, with hopes for a more water secure future, will interest scholars and researchers of development studies, environment studies, public policy, political studies, political sociology, and, NGOs, media and think tanks working in this area.

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