Water: The Looming Crisis in India

Water: The Looming Crisis in India

by Binayak Ray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739126024

ISBN-13: 9780739126028

Pub. Date: 07/08/2010

Publisher: Lexington Books

Water: The Looming Crisis in India analyzes the key issues in developing national freshwater policies for the mainland countries of the South Asian sub-continent. Ray suggests that freshwater policy must cover all aspects of physical environment and human life, by noting that food and drought management are parts of freshwater policy and acknowledging that

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Water: The Looming Crisis in India analyzes the key issues in developing national freshwater policies for the mainland countries of the South Asian sub-continent. Ray suggests that freshwater policy must cover all aspects of physical environment and human life, by noting that food and drought management are parts of freshwater policy and acknowledging that water is a scarce natural resource and has economic value. He calls for the development of basin-wide policies to minimize conflicts within riparian countries, as well as a freshwater policy baseline to minimize internal conflicts on water sharing arrangements. By pointing out the need for full participation of all stakeholders in developing a baseline policy including people displaced by the construction of large dams, Ray suggests a new system in which riparian countries are guaranteed that no water-related project proceeds without a transparently developed environmental impact assessment and evaluation of alternative options.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739126028
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
07/08/2010
Series:
AsiaWorld Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 2 1: The Water Environment Chapter 3 2: Water Policy: An Anatomy Chapter 4 3: International Rivers: Global Conventions, Regulations, and India Chapter 5 4: Future Demand for Water and Available Options Chapter 6 5: The River-Linking Project Chapter 8 6: Environmental Perspectives Chapter 9 7: Economic and Financial Perspectives Chapter 10 8: Political and Governmental Perspectives Chapter 11 9: Regional Perspectives: Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and China Chapter 13 10: Reflections

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