In the book's four Parts, the interdisciplinary approach to many issues contributes to the relationship between water and poverty.
Part I includes articles on the conceptual and methodological issues concerning poverty reduction through water resources development. It also offers analysis of quantitative measurements of poverty reduction, including some approaches for creating a Water Poverty Index. Part II considers the institutional frameworks for management of water and poverty reduction. Topics range from community-based decision making to international leadership. Part III encompasses discussions on participatory irrigation management and the privatization of urban water supplies and sewerage and the link to poverty. Case studies from India, Turkey, and Jordan make up Part IV. The studies present diverse water management and development practices for poverty reduction, including realistic pricing and effective irrigation practices, the use of water as an engine for sustainable development, small and large scale strategies for reducing the risks and uncertainties in water availability and food security, the economic value of improved water supplies, and the positive impact of small-scale development projects.
Aysegül Kibarogammalu earned her PhD degree in 1998 in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. She spent a post-doctoral fellowship in 2001 in the Department of Law at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Currently, Dr. Kibarogammalu works as Advisor to the President of the Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration (GAP-RDA), and teaches politics of water resources as part-time instructor in the Department of International Relations at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara.
Introduction; I.H. Olcay Ünver, et al.
I: Conceptual and Methodological Issues. 1. A Particular Framework for Poverty Eradication and Environmental Sustainability: The Case of Water Management; F. Adaman, Y.M. Madra. 2. Access to Water as a Dimension of Poverty: The Need to develop a Water Poverty Index as a Tool for Poverty Reduction; C. Sullivan, J. Meigh. 3. Impact Assessment as Viable Instrument for Poverty Reduction: Post-Hoc Review on Societal Impacts of Two Power Generation Projects; M. Nakayama, R. Fujikura. 4. The Role of Scientific Uncertainty in Undermining Water Development for Poverty Reduction; R. Hill, et al.
II: Institutional Frameworks for Management of Water and Poverty Reduction. 5. Elements of an Institutional Framework for the Management of Water for Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries; H. Bjornlund, J. McKay. 6. A Proposal for International Virtual Water Trading Council: Building Institutional Frameworks at International Level to Reduce Poverty; J. McKay.
III: Participatory Water Management and Privatization of Urban Water Use for Poverty Reduction. 7. Poor Farmers' Inclusion in Participatory Irrigation Management in Large-Scale Canal Systems in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, India; B. van Koppen, et al. 8. Necessity of Rationalization of Water Pricing with Participatory Irrigation Management in India as a Step for Poverty Reduction; M. Purohit. 9. Commercialization and Privatization of Urban Water and Sewerage Systems in Turkey: Poverty Reduction View; N. Görer.
IV: Case Studies on Water Resources Development and Poverty Reduction. 10. Dams and Water Development for Poverty Reduction and Regional Development: Issues and Options for Gujarat State; R.K. Gupta. 11. A New Perspective on Water Development and Poverty Reduction in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey; I.H. Olcay Ünver, R.K. Gupta. 12. Household Water (In) Security in Jordan: Water for poor Households; M. Iskandarani. 13. Gender and Economic Benefits from Domestic Water Supply in Semi-Arid Areas: A Case Study in Banaskantha District, Gujarat, Western-India; O. Al-Jayyousi. Conclusions; I.H. Olcay Ünver, et al.