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 formalized 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.
1. Analyses the growing water insecurity, increase in demand, inefficiency in water use, and growing inequalities in accessing clean water;
2. 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 wastewater and sanitation management;
3. Examines water conflicts, lack of participatory governance mechanisms, and suggests an alternative framework for water regulation and conflict transformation;
4. Highlights the relationship between gender discourse and water governance;
5. 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, environmental studies, public policy, political studies, political sociology, and, NGOs, media and think tanks working in this area.
A brief bio of the editors/authors
K. J. Joy is Senior Fellow with Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune, India and is the Convener of Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India.
S. Janakarajan is a professorial consultant at Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India and is the President of South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, Hyderabad, India.
EventsHigh Specials, sociology, dialogue, consortium, discourse, public policy, governance, gender, groundwater, arts and culture, classes and workshops, literature, book reading, literature workshops,