SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences

Water Management and Public Participation

Case Studies from the Yamuna River Basin, India

Authors: Upadhyay, Alka, Upadhyay, Alka

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Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is an approach that promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources, in order to maximize economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems. Without public interest and participation, successful implementation of IWRM plans for river basin cannot be possible. Further to this, management at the watershed level to assure water supplies to support livelihood (i.e. domestic water, irrigation, industries, etc.) and sustainable groundwater development requires water augmentation through water conservation structures, and pollution control will also play a vital role. In India, because of limited period of rainfall during Monsoon (i.e. three to four months), water conservation and rainwater harvesting have been practiced since ancient days in order to meet water demands throughout the year. These structures are generally constructed and operated through the public participation. Keeping in view of the importance of public partnership, the role of public partnership in context of water-related awareness and practices has been investigated in different parts of the Yamuna River basin. The investigation evaluates the impact of various water conservation devices on livelihood; compares the performance of recently developed water conservation structures with ancient structures; examines spatial variation of water-related problems in the basin; and proposes an institutional setup for effective governance.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Upadhyay, Alka (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Brief Overview of the Yamuna River Basin and Issues

    Upadhyay, Alka (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Methodology for Public Awareness Campaign

    Upadhyay, Alka (et al.)

    Pages 25-32

  • Case Study: Somb and Boli Catchments

    Upadhyay, Alka (et al.)

    Pages 33-50

  • Case Study: Middle Alluvial Plains

    Upadhyay, Alka (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

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Softcover $49.95
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Management and Public Participation
Book Subtitle
Case Studies from the Yamuna River Basin, India
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5709-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5709-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-5708-0
Series ISSN
2191-5369
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 156
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
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