Contemporary South Asian Studies

Water Management in South Asia

Socio-economic, Infrastructural, Environmental and Institutional Aspects

Editors: Bandyopadhyay, S., Magsi, H., Sen, S., Ponce Dentinho, T. (Eds.)

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  • Highlights various challenges and opportunities for water management and cooperation in South Asia
  • Illustrates socio-economic, infrastructural, environmental and institutional aspects of water management and security
  • Includes case studies on major river basins in the region, such as Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Godavari and Krishna
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This book highlights various challenges and opportunities for water management and cooperation in South Asia. In light of increasing urbanization and development in the region and related pressure on water resources, the contributions investigate water conflictual and cooperative attitudes and gestures between countries and regions; analyse management trade-offs between nature, agriculture and urban uses; and examine water sustainable management and related policies. By studying major river basins in the region, such as Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Godavari and Krishna, the chapters highlight socio-economic, infrastructural, environmental and institutional aspects of water scarcity in South Asia and present best practices for improved sustainable water management and security in the region.

About the authors

Sumana Bandyopadhyay is professor at the Department of Geography of Calcutta University in India, specialized in Regional Planning and Urban Environmental Planning. She published books and scientific peer review articles as well as many interdisciplinary applied work on environmental, societal and development issues. 

Sucharita Sen is the Executive Director of SaciWATERs in October 2016 and is a Professor in the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She was a Nehru-Fulbright Fellow in 2009-10 and was associated with Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA during this period. 

Habibullah Magsi currently works at the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sindh Agriculture University. Habibullah does research in Development Economics. Their current project is 'Proximate driving forces of "land use conflicts" in developing countries 

Tomaz Ponce Dentinho is a professor at the University of the Azores, Portugal in the domains of Regional, Environmental and Agricultural Economics. Since 2011 he is the executive director of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and since 2017 the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Regional Science Policy and Practice.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Harmonized Approach Towards Water Management in South Asia

    Pages 3-7

    Bandyopadhyay, Sumana (et al.)

  • Scarce Resource Politics in the Brahmaputra River Basin

    Pages 9-19

    Babalova, Nora

  • The Impact of the Pharmaceutical Industry of Hyderabad in the Pollution of the Godavari River

    Pages 23-51

    D’Sa, Sandra (et al.)

  • Ground Water Irrigation in a Contested Space: A Tale of Technological Change, Institutional Transformation, and Co-option

    Pages 53-67

    Banerjee, Poulomi (et al.)

  • Flood-Prone Ghatal Region, India: A Study on Post-‘Phailin’ Inundations of 2013

    Pages 69-89

    Kar, Nabendu Sekhar (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Management in South Asia
Book Subtitle
Socio-economic, Infrastructural, Environmental and Institutional Aspects
Editors
  • Sumana Bandyopadhyay
  • Habibullah Magsi
  • Sucharita Sen
  • Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
Series Title
Contemporary South Asian Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35237-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35237-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35236-3
Series ISSN
2509-4173
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 260
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