Global Perspectives on Integrated Water Resources Management: A Resource Kit

Global Perspectives on Integrated Water Resources Management: A Resource Kit

By: Ganesh Pangare (author), Vasudha Lokur Pangare (author), B.R. Shah (author)Hardback

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Making IWRM everybody's business is the underlying philosophy of this publication. IWRM literature is normally aimed at academics, leaving out most of the stakeholders without whose participation there can be no implementation of IWRM. These are a large section of development professionals, the civil society, local communities, government officials and even the private sector. IWRM also involves professionals from many different fields, such as engineers, economists, and social scientists who also need to understand IWRM if they are to make effective contribution to the reform and implementation process. Publications by different organisations focus on their own definitions and programmes. There needs to be better exchange of information, methodology and coordination between the different organisations that promote IWRM. Through this document the authors have tried to introduce the concept of IWRM and bring together various definitions prevalent today, without any particular focus on any one definition or organisation. They try to explain the normative, strategic and operative dimensions of IWRM in a way that is easy to understand even for the least knowledgeable. The language and terminology used is simple and the authors avoid the use of 'jargon' and 'rhetoric'.

About Author

Vasudha Pangare is a board member of World Water Institute (Pune, India) and heads Oikos, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm in the field of rural development and natural resource management. She is the editor of Water Perspectives, the international journal on water policy and practice published by WWI. She was a member of the Steering Committee of Gender and Water Alliance, an Associated Programme of the GWP. Her professional expertise is in the area of community action, peoples' participation and institutions in water related interventions, gender and equity issues in water management, and rural livelihoods. Ganesh Pangare is a water management expert currently with World Water Institute, Pune, India. His main area of work is in people-centred water interventions, and pro-poor water sector reforms and policy at local, national, regional and global levels for livelihood and food security, with a focus on primary stakeholder participation. Ganesh is a Fellow of the London-based Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) International Program, and a Fellow of the Ashoka Innovators for the Public Program based in Washington. Ganesh is a member of the National Civil Society Committee on Interlinking of Rivers in India and an Advisor to the Water Portfolio of Acumen Fund, USA. Viraj Shah is a Ph.D. in Ancient Indian Culture History & Archeology. Formerly, she worked with Deccan College, Pune. She has been associated with World Water Institute for the past few years and has contributed significantly to the work of the organisation. B.R. Neupane is a native of Nepal. Educated in Nepal, Thailand, Canada, France and USA, he holds doctorate degrees in Resource Management and Hydrosystems, and Business Administration. He has worked in USA, France, the Netherlands and in several South and Southeast Asian countries. Since September 2004, he is working with the Regional Office of UNESCO in New Delhi where he has been tasked to act as the Regional Programme Specialist for Water Resources and Hydrology for South and Central Asia. In this capacity he is responsible for the implementation of the IHP and the preparation and design of regional projects and activities on hydrology and water resources. P. Somasekhar Rao is a M.Sc. (Tech) and Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Osmania University and a Masters Degree holder in Business Administration (MBA). Having a career span of 14 years in development sector with a spectrum of experience with NGOs, Government Departments, University and Donor Agencies he gradually evolved into a rural development specialist with focus on water and agriculture. He is working with the Food and Agricultural Organization of The United Nations, as a National Professional Officer, based at New Delhi. He earlier worked with the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Technology Mission, also at New Delhi. He has been in the forefront of the process of evolving the water sector policy in various states. He is one of the key contributor in bringing out the Water Vision Document of Andhra Pradesh. He has several scientific and popular articles to his credit. His latest addition to water literature as Technical Advisor is a book Springs of Life: India's Water Resources. He is an ardent supporter of participatory approaches in natural resource management and has been a constant support and inspiration for innumerable successful field programmes.


Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of Tables, Figures, Boxes and Appendix; Acronyms; Preface; Part A: Understanding Integrated Water Resources Management; Section I: Understanding IWRM; Introduction; Need for Integrated Water Resources Management; Water Related Challenges; Management Challenges: Stewardship and Governance; Multiple Aspects of Water Management; Definitions of IWRM; Principles of IWRM; Implementation of IWRM; Important Cross-cutting Elements in IWRM Implementation; Constraints and Questions in IWRM Implementation; Section II: IWRM, Floods and Droughts; Introduction; Floods; Drought; IWRM as a Risk Reduction Strategy; Section III: Overview of Case Studies; IWRM Principles and Implementation Processes in the Case Studies; Section IV: Conclusions; Part B: Case Studies; Case Study 1: Land and Water Management Planning in Warangal District, Andhra Pradesh, India; Case Study 2: Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems: Coping with Drought in Andhra Pradesh, India; Case Study 3: Restoring Water Flows in the Deschutes River, Oregon, USA; Case Study 4: Emphasising Catchment Management in the Ping River Basin, Thailand; Case Study 5: Conservation and Management of Laguna de Bay, Philippines; Case Study 6: Managing Cambodia's Great Lake: The Tonle Sap; Case Study 7: Institutional Capacity Building: Bang Pakong Dialogue Initiative; Case Study 8: IWRM at the Grassroots: Gagas River Basin, Uttaranchal, India. Case Study 9: Decentralisation through Policy Reforms: Lerma Chapala Basin, Mexico; Case Study 10: Sharing the Mekong River Basin: Issues and Challenges for Sustainable Development; Case Study 11: Transboundary Cooperation: Rhine River Network, Europe; Case Study 12: Promising Approaches in Water Resources Management in the Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Sector: IRC Project; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9788171885619
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9788171885619
  • ISBN10: 8171885616

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