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Emerging Issues in Water Resources Management: Challenges and Prospects

  • Amarjit Singh
  • Dipankar Saha
  • Avinash C. Tyagi
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Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)

Abstract

Water resources management impacts almost all facets of the economy. Water is also the primary medium through which climate change influences the earth’s ecosystem and therefore people. Water stress is already critical, particularly in most of the developing countries, and improved management is essential for sustainable management of this resource. Recognition of the centrality of water in the development process has not yet permeated the political and policy echelons in most of the countries of the world and in India too it is not reflected adequately in national plans. To shape our water future – there should be a coherent approach involving science and technology, policy initiatives and community participation.

Notes

Acknowledgements

The editors gratefully acknowledge the contribution of Shri H.K. Verma, Executive Director, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, in conceptualizing the idea of the book and his support in finalizing many of the articles. Thanks are due to Shri Shakir Ali Khan, Research Scholar, Delhi University, for his support in formatting and editing the manuscript. We also gratefully acknowledge the comments and suggestions of other experts, too numerous to be named individually, who rendered their valuable time in support of this effort.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amarjit Singh
    • 1
  • Dipankar Saha
    • 2
  • Avinash C. Tyagi
    • 3
  1. 1.Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of IndiaNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Former Member, Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga RejuvenationGovernment of IndiaFaridabadIndia
  3. 3.Former Secretary General, International Commission on Irrigation and DrainageNew DelhiIndia

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