Rural Water Systems for Multiple Uses and Livelihood Security

Rural Water Systems for Multiple Uses and Livelihood Security
Author: M. Dinesh Kumar,Yusuf Kabir,A. J. James
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 0128041382
ISBN 13: 9780128041383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rural Water Systems for Multiple Uses and Livelihood Security Book Review:

Rural Water Systems for Multiple Uses and Livelihood Security covers the technological, institutional, and policy choices for building rural water supply systems that are sustainable from physical, economic, and ecological points-of-view in developing countries. While there is abundant theoretical discourse on designing village water supply schemes as multiple use systems, there is too little understanding of the type of water needs in rural households, how they vary across socio-economic and climatic settings, the extent to which these needs are met by the existing single use water supply schemes, and what mechanisms exist to take care of unmet demands. The case studies presented in the book from different agro ecological regions quantify these benefits under different agro ecological settings, also examining the economic and environmental trade-offs in maximizing benefits. This book demonstrates how various physical and socio-economic processes alter the hydrology of tanks in rural settings, thereby affecting their performance, also including quantitative criteria that can be used to select tanks suitable for rehabilitation. Covers interdisciplinary topics deftly interwoven in the rural context of varying geo-climatic and socioeconomic situations of people in developing areas Presents methodologies for quantifying the multiple water use benefits from wetlands and case studies from different agro ecologies using these methodologies to help frame appropriate policies Provides analysis of the climatic and socioeconomic factors responsible for changes in hydrology of multiple use wetlands in order to help target multiple use water bodies for rehabilitation Includes implementable models for converting single use water supply systems into multiple use systems

Drinking Water Security in Rural India

Drinking Water Security in Rural India
Author: M. Dinesh Kumar,Nitin Bassi,Saurabh Kumar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2022-03-11
ISBN 10: 9811691983
ISBN 13: 9789811691980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drinking Water Security in Rural India Book Review:

This book highlights the multi-pronged strategy for achieving sustainable rural domestic water supply in India. It deepens the understanding of groundwater (predominant source of water supply) behaviour in response to natural processes in different geological settings, analyses the factors influencing the performance of water supply schemes; identifies the conditions under which groundwater-based drinking water sources become sustainable, suggests measures for improving the sustainability of drinking water wells in hard rock regions (covering 2/3rd of India’s geographical area), presents a decision-making framework for planning rural water supply schemes in the country for ensuring long-term sustainability, and suggests physical strategies and policy measures for achieving them. The analyses for development and validation of various models that explain groundwater system behaviour and performance of rural water supply schemes are undertaken for different geological settings in Maharashtra, as the state represents a microcosm of the various hydrological, topographical, and geohydrological conditions encountered in the country. The final analysis for proposing nation-wide strategies considers the various hydrological, geological, geohydrological, and topographical and climatic settings and groundwater contamination and pollution in the country.

Management of Irrigation and Water Supply Under Climatic Extremes

Management of Irrigation and Water Supply Under Climatic Extremes
Author: M. Dinesh Kumar,Yusuf Kabir,Rushabh Hemani,Nitin Bassi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2021-03-20
ISBN 10: 3030594599
ISBN 13: 9783030594596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Irrigation and Water Supply Under Climatic Extremes Book Review:

This volume provides a theoretical basis for the argument that available research that analyzes the impacts of climate on hydrology, water resources, and water systems, without factoring in the effect of climate variability, are inadequate and often misleading. Also, the book empirically shows that the impacts of climate variability on hydrology and water resources, and irrigation, water supply & sanitation systems are far more pronounced than the likely impacts of future change in climate. The book discusses technological, institutional and policy alternatives for reducing these impacts on various competitive use sectors, especially, irrigation, and water supply and sanitation through case studies of river basins in different hydrological setting. To set the context, the volume first presents the long term trends in precipitation and temperature in different regions of India, and compares them against inter-annual, inter-seasonal and intra-day variations in climatic parameters, to show how their differential impacts on water resources.

Water Productivity and Food Security

Water Productivity and Food Security
Author: M. Dinesh Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-08-21
ISBN 10: 0323914519
ISBN 13: 9780323914512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Productivity and Food Security Book Review:

Water Productivity and Food Security: Global Trends and Regional Patterns, Volume Three reviews the need for water productivity improvements in agriculture, addressing three distinct questions pertaining to agricultural water productivity improvement in developing countries, including what are the regions where water is a limiting factor for raising agricultural outputs and water productivity improvements, what are the technological measures in irrigation that can raise agricultural water productivity and result in water saving at various scales, and what opportunities exist in the developing economies of South Asia and Africa for raising water productivity and improving water economy at basin scale. This book provides a framework to characterize river basins based on water availability, water supplies, water uses and water demands to ascertain the need and measures available for improving crop water productivity that would be effective at various scales, i.e., plant-level, plot-level, irrigation system level and basin level. This is an essential reference for anyone interested in water management and agriculture. Presents clear explanations of the physical and technical measures that can be adopted to improve productivity of water in agricultural production under different basin conditions Offers physical strategies for improving water productivity in agriculture in different agroecological regions, along with the institutional and policy measures that affect them Includes methodologies for assessing the food security challenges of individual nations using empirical analysis and global datasets

Water Policy Science and Politics

Water Policy Science and Politics
Author: M. Dinesh Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018-03-07
ISBN 10: 0128149043
ISBN 13: 9780128149041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Policy Science and Politics Book Review:

Water Policy Science and Politics: An Indian Perspective presents the importance of politics and science working together in policymaking in the water sector. Many countries around the developed and developing world, including India, are experiencing major water scarcity problems that will undoubtedly increase with the impacts of climate change. This book discusses specific topics in India’s water, agriculture and energy sectors, focusing on scientific aspects, academic and political discourse, and policy issues. The author presents cases from the interrelated sectors of water resources, supplies, sanitation, and energy and climate, including controversial topics that illustrate how science and politics can work together. Challenges the linear and conventional approaches to water management and water policymaking in India that are also applicable in developing countries across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa Presents best practice ideas and methods that help science and politics work together Highlights a key gap of communication between science and policy in water research, with solutions on how this can be addressed

The Irrigation Future of India

The Irrigation Future of India
Author: A. Narayanamoorthy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030896137
ISBN 13: 9783030896133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Irrigation Future of India Book Review:

This book aims to bring forth and address the major issues confronting the irrigation sector of India and also to suggest policy pointers to sustain it. As the policy and reform canvas is large for a huge and diverse country, this book has particular focus on the most important and immediate issues and future options. The chapters not only focus on new research, in-depth analysis and technical details, but also provide a balanced review of the state of irrigation sector and comprehensive presentation of major issues, challenges and future options. With the presentation of in-depth analysis and synthesis of available knowledge, the work can act as a handbook for major irrigation water issues, actual policy changes, and potential reform that could turnaround the sector. Given the temporal and spatial data analysis of the irrigation sector, this book will be effective and useful as a research and teaching tool to students and researchers both in India and globally. Besides its professional audience within the academic, research and policy community, the non-technical format of the book will appeal to a general audience in the media, policy, and donor circles.

Global Water Resources

Global Water Resources
Author: Cecilia Tortajada,Eduardo Araral
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2021-09-26
ISBN 10: 1000455033
ISBN 13: 9781000455038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Water Resources Book Review:

This is a Festschrift in honour of Professor Asit K. Biswas, for his manifold contributions to water resources policy and management and his extensive efforts over six decades to generate, synthetize, apply, and disseminate knowledge at national and global levels. Global Water Resources: Festschrift in Honour of Asit K. Biswas includes invited contributions on global water issues from 23 globally renowned leaders in the public and private sectors, as well as academia, who have made significant contributions to the field of water resources policy, management, development and governance. The vision and expertise of this distinguished group of experts provides a unique focus on unfolding water issues and their bearing on world development This book will be of great value to scholars, students, and policymakers interested in water resource governance, sustainable development, and climate change. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.

Water Quality Monitoring and Management

Water Quality Monitoring and Management
Author: Daoliang Li,Shuangyin Liu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN 10: 0128113316
ISBN 13: 9780128113318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Quality Monitoring and Management Book Review:

Water Quality Monitoring and Management: Basis, Technology and Case Studies presents recent innovations in operations management for water quality monitoring. It highlights the cost of using and choosing smart sensors with advanced engineering approaches that have been applied in water quality monitoring management, including area coverage planning and sequential scheduling. In parallel, the book covers newly introduced technologies like bulk data handling techniques, IoT of agriculture, and compliance with environmental considerations. Presented from a system engineering perspective, the book includes aspects on advanced optimization, system and platform, Wireless Sensor Network, selection of river water quality, groundwater quality detection, and more. It will be an ideal resource for students, researchers and those working daily in agriculture who must maintain acceptable water quality. Discusses field operations research and application in water science Includes detection methods and case analysis for water quality management Encompasses rivers, lakes, seas and groundwater Covers water for agriculture, aquaculture, drinking and industrial uses

Opportunities and Challenges in Development

Opportunities and Challenges in Development
Author: Simanti Bandyopadhyay,Mousumi Dutta
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2019-09-28
ISBN 10: 9811399816
ISBN 13: 9789811399817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opportunities and Challenges in Development Book Review:

This book provides a broad overview of the current research on various aspects of development, with a focus on India. The content and treatment of the subject of development in this volume is distinctive in many ways. It is a balanced mix of theory and practical elements, dealing with a number of issues at micro as well as macro levels. The analyses of the current socio-economic problems are attempted in an elegant yet simple manner which makes it equally useful for an aspiring researcher in economics or any inter disciplinary field. The methodologies of the articles include analytical verbal argumentative logic, theoretical constructs or different versions of statistical, econometric or programming techniques. It also contains well written survey articles, which are useful in grasping the fundamental research issues and in tracing the progress of research in an area. The general scope of the book is very wide as the readership can include researchers, scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, policy makers and practitioners. Though the contributors are primarily scholars in the field of Economics or Statistics, the book contains useful takeaways for those working in the area of Development. It will also be of interest to policy makers and practitioners interested in development issues, and to post graduate students in Economics or any field, in social science, management or development.

Water Management Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies

Water Management  Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies
Author: M. Dinesh Kumar,M.V.K. Sivamohan,Nitin Bassi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 1136251480
ISBN 13: 9781136251481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Management Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies Book Review:

This book addresses strategies for food security and sustainable agriculture in developing economies. The book focuses primarily on India, a fast developing economy, whose natural resource base comprising land and water supporting agricultural production is not only under enormous stress, but also complex and not amenable to a uniform strategy. It critically reviews issues which continue to dominate the debate on water management for agricultural and food production. The book examines the validity of the claim that large water resources projects cause serious social and environmental damages using global and national datasets. The authors examine claims that the future of Indian agriculture is in rain-fed farming supported by small water harvesting. They question whether water-abundant eastern India could become the granary of India, through a groundwater revolution with the right policy inputs. In the process, they look at the less researched aspect of the food security challenge, which is land scarcity in eastern India. The book analyzes the physical, economic and social impacts of large-scale adoption of micro irrigation systems, using a farming system approach for north Gujarat. Through an economic valuation of the multiple use benefits from tank systems in western Orissa, it shows how value of water from large public irrigation systems could be enhanced. The book also looks at the reasons for the limited success in bringing about the much needed institutional reforms in canal irrigation for securing higher productivity and equity using case studies of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Finally it addresses how other countries in the developing world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa could learn from Indian experience.

Managing Water on China s Farms

Managing Water on China s Farms
Author: Jinxia Wang,Qiuqiong Huang,Jikun Huang,Scott Rozelle
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN 10: 0128052945
ISBN 13: 9780128052945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Water on China s Farms Book Review:

Managing Water on China's Farms: Institutions, Policies and the Transformation of Irrigation under Scarcity is a comprehensive and current look at the water shortage problems in China. While China has emerged as a major player in the world economy, water is the most critical factor that limits the country’s further growth. China’s growing water problems also have a large impact worldwide, with public health as well as economic impacts. If China were to rely heavily on food produced outside of China, the massive volume of food imports would raise food prices internationally. This book examines a series of water issues, beginning with a description of the water shortage problems in China, particularly in the northern part of the country. It then looks at the government and farmers' responses and whether past policies have been effective in resolving the water problems. Managing Water on China’s Farms documents the change of existing and new water management institutional forms over time and across provinces throughout northern China, and then assesses the impacts of these changes in the rural sector. Finally, it examines potential solutions that the research has uncovered, answering the question: Who can build the bridge over China’s troubled waters? Using analyses from information collected firsthand in China’s rural villages, the series of surveys covers diverse geographic regions that are representative of north China and includes perspectives from multiple stakeholders such as village leaders, water managers, and farmers. The policy-oriented research and rich analysis in this book make it of interest to both policy makers and researchers with a focus on China water problems. This book can also be used in a Master or Ph.D. level resource economics course. Uses case studies including problem, factors, proposed solutions, and pros and cons of each to facilitate translational learning and application Uses analyses of firsthand data collected from sources of irrigation water, irrigation systems, and water users Covers governance and operation and maintenance (O and M) practices Provides an informative, quantitative, and rigorous analysis of survey results Provides practical and valuable data, including the detailed micro-level data that enables estimating strategies

Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security

Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security
Author: Bill Pritchard,Rodomiro Ortiz,Meera Shekar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN 10: 1317596250
ISBN 13: 9781317596257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security Book Review:

The concept of food and nutrition security has evolved and risen to the top of the international policy agenda over the last decade. Yet it is a complex and multi-faceted issue, requiring a broad and inter-disciplinary perspective for full understanding. This Handbook represents the most comprehensive compilation of our current knowledge of food and nutrition security from a global perspective. It is organized to reflect the wide scope of the contents, its four sections corresponding to the accepted current definitional frameworks prevailing in the work of multilateral agencies and mainstream scholarship. The first section addresses the struggles and progression of ideas and debates about the subject in recent years. The other sections focus on three key themes: how food has been, is and should be made available, including by improvements in agricultural productivity; the ways in which politico-economic and social arenas have shaped access to food; and the effects of food and nutrition systems in addressing human health, known as food utilisation. Overall, the volume synthesizes a vast field of information drawn from agriculture, soil science, climatology, economics, sociology, human and physical geography, the nutrition and health sciences, environmental science and development studies.

Planning and Evaluation of Irrigation Projects

Planning and Evaluation of Irrigation Projects
Author: Raveendra Kumar Rai,Vijay P. Singh,Alka Upadhyay
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 0128118563
ISBN 13: 9780128118566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning and Evaluation of Irrigation Projects Book Review:

Planning and Evaluation of Irrigation Projects: Methods and Implementation presents the considerations, options and factors necessary for effective implementation of irrigation strategies, going further to provide methods for evaluating the efficiency of systems-in-place for remedial correction as needed. As the first book to take this lifecycle approach to agricultural irrigation, it includes real-world examples not only on natural resource availability concerns, but also on financial impacts and measurements. With 21 chapters divided into two sections, this book is a valuable resource for agricultural and hydrology engineers, conservation scientists and anyone seeking to implement and maintain irrigation systems. Uses real-world examples to present practical insights Incorporates both planning and evaluation for full-scope understanding and application Illustrates both potential benefits and limitations of irrigation solutions Provides potential means to increase crop productivity that can result in improved farm income

Agrarian Crisis in India

Agrarian Crisis in India
Author: M Dinesh Kumar,M V K Sivamohan,Nitin Bassi
Publsiher: SAGE Publishing India
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-04-27
ISBN 10: 9354794564
ISBN 13: 9789354794568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agrarian Crisis in India Book Review:

The book covers the farming system as a whole, including activities such as livestock keeping and dairy farming, and provides important insights on the crisis in India's agriculture sector and mitigation strategies.

Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes

Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes
Author: Aidan A. Cronin,Pradeep K. Mehta,Anjal Prakash
Publsiher: SAGE Publishing India
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2015-01-13
ISBN 10: 9351504794
ISBN 13: 9789351504795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes Book Review:

Exclusion and inequitable access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services and opportunities are major concerns to development practitioners. The job of providing water for the household invariably falls on women, often at the expense of their education, income-earning opportunities and social, cultural and political involvement. This book aims to unpack the key elements of the WASH–gender nexus, examine these and recommend ways ahead for improved gender outcomes and WASH impact in India.

Water Food and Poverty in River Basins

Water  Food and Poverty in River Basins
Author: Myles J. Fisher,Simon E. Cook
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1135724202
ISBN 13: 9781135724207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Food and Poverty in River Basins Book Review:

Conventional wisdom says that the world is heading for a major water crisis. By 2050, global population will increase from 7 billion to a staggering 9.5 billion and the demands this will place on food and water systems will inevitably push river basins over the edge. The findings from this book present a different picture. While it is convenient to visualize an inevitable global water and food crisis in which increasing demands result in increasing poverty, food insecurity and conflict, the reality is far more nuanced and revolves around the politics of equitable and sustainable development of resources. The first part of this book provides detailed insight into conditions of water flows within nine river basins. In the second part, authors summarize and re-analyze the outcome of the nine basins, providing a coherent global picture of water, water productivity and development. They assess the impacts of variations of these attributes on development and approaches for poverty alleviation, and explore the institutional factors that support or obstruct change. How people will manage river systems while protecting vital ecosystem functions will make the difference between catastrophe and survival. As Prof Asit Biswas points out, "... the world is facing a water crisis not because of physical scarcity of water but because of poor management practices in nearly all countries of the world." The book is based on the four years (2006-2010) of extensive research into the state of ten of the world’s major river basins carried out under the CGIAR Challenge Program for Water and Food’s Basin Focal Project. This book was published as a special issue of Water International.

Natural Resources Management and Livelihood Security

Natural Resources Management and Livelihood Security
Author: Mrityunjay M. Jha
Publsiher: Concept Publishing Company
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9788180690969
ISBN 13: 8180690962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Resources Management and Livelihood Security Book Review:

This Edited Volume Deals With Earth-Its Conservation, Management Of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Livestock And Water Resources Development. It Is Divided Into Five Parts-Natural Resources-Sustaible Livestock Development-Sustainable Agriculture-Policies-Foundation Day Lectures. Advocates Strategies Needed To Save Mankind And Our Planet In The New Millennium.

The United Nations World Water Development Report 3

The United Nations World Water Development Report 3
Author: World Water Assessment Programme,
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN 10: 1136551603
ISBN 13: 9781136551604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Nations World Water Development Report 3 Book Review:

The United Nations World Water Development Report, published every three years, is a comprehensive review providing an authoritative picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources. It offers best practices as well as in-depth theoretical analyses to help stimulate ideas and actions for better stewardship in the water sector. It is the only report of its kind, resulting from the collaboration and contributions of the 26 UN agencies, commissions, program, funds, secretariats and conventions that have a significant role in addressing global water concerns. The news media are full of talk of crises - in climate change, energy and food and troubled financial markets. These crises are linked to each other and to water resources management. Unresolved, they may lead to increasing political insecurity and conflict. Water is required to meet our fundamental needs and rising living standards and to sustain our planets fragile ecosystems. Pressures on the resource come from a growing and mobile population, social and cultural change, economic development and technological change. Adding complexity and risk is climate change, with impacts on the resource as well as on the sources of pressure on water. The challenges, though substantial, are not insurmountable. The Report shows how some countries have responded. Progress in providing drinking water is heartening, with the Millennium Development Goal target on track in most regions. But other areas remain unaddressed, and after decades of inaction, the problems in water systems are enormous and will worsen if left unattended. Leaders in the water sector can inform decisions outside their domain and manage water resources to achieve agreed socioeconomic objectives and environmental integrity. Leaders in government, the private sector and civil society determine these objectives and allocate human and financial resources to meet them. Recognizing this responsibility, they must act now! Two volume set: 336 + 96 pages (case studies). Includes CD-ROM. Published jointly with UNESCO Publishing.

Experiences and opportunities for promoting small scale micro irrigation and rainwater harvesting for food security in Ethiopia

Experiences and opportunities for promoting small scale micro irrigation and rainwater harvesting for food security in Ethiopia
Author: Awulachew, Seleshi Bekele,Merrey, Douglas,Kamara, Abdul,van Koppen, Barbara,Penning de Vries, Frits,Boelee, Eline
Publsiher: IWMI
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 929090612X
ISBN 13: 9789290906124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Water in a Changing World

Water in a Changing World
Author: World Water Assessment Programme (United Nations),UN-Water,Unesco
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9231040952
ISBN 13: 9789231040955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water in a Changing World Book Review:

"The United Nations World Water Development Report", published every three years, is a comprehensive review providing an authoritative picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources. It offers best practices as well as in-depth theoretical analyses to help stimulate ideas and actions for better stewardship in the water sector. It is the only report of its kind, resulting from the collaboration and contributions of the 26 UN agencies, commissions, program, funds, secretariats and conventions that have a significant role in addressing global water concerns.