Water: A Matter of Life and Health: Water Supply and Sanitation in Village India / Edition 1

Water: A Matter of Life and Health: Water Supply and Sanitation in Village India / Edition 1

by Maggie Black
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195669312

ISBN-13: 9780195669312

Pub. Date: 12/31/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

At a time when India faces serious problems of freshwater scarcity, groundwater depletion and environmental pollution, there is much to be learned from the lessons of past and present. This book examines critically what has been done and what more needs to be done to fulfill the promise of drinking water and sanitation for all .

The central thread of the story is

Overview

At a time when India faces serious problems of freshwater scarcity, groundwater depletion and environmental pollution, there is much to be learned from the lessons of past and present. This book examines critically what has been done and what more needs to be done to fulfill the promise of drinking water and sanitation for all .

The central thread of the story is Unicef s 35-year program of support to rural water supplies in India one of the largest, longest, and most ground-breaking in the organization s history. Having helped to bring water and sanitation within reach of millions of India s villagers, questions now arise about whether these achievements are in jeopardy. As water tables drop and contamination mounts, how is village India going to cope?

The book focuses on the Unicef experience but ranges wider, exploring community-led, NGO, and government approaches alike. From the Rajasthani farmer facing a fifth successive year of drought, to the sanitation mistri in West Bengal, to the Mysore school children chanting safe water messages, this is an account which brings to life India s perennial problems with water and health, asking how and whether they can be solved.

This is an important book for those working in the water supplies sector, in government and NGOs engineering students and academics involved in water water activists environmental and public health specialists those involved in aid and development work, especially in its international dimensions those interested in the story of social development in India over time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195669312
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/31/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

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