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Water: Perspectives of Governance

Water: Perspectives of Governance and institutional reforms, including participatory irrigation management (PIM) and the establishment of tradable water Priya Sangameswaran rights, are presented uncritically (for in Governance of Water: Institutional Alternatives and Political Economy brings together a number of different perspectives on some of the major issues being debated in water today such as cost recovery, institutions for local collective action, groundwater management, and multistakeholder participation. Bringing together papers that were first presented at a workshop at the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) in 2004, the book raises pertinent, and at times provocative, questions and is therefore worth a read, even though the quality of the individual essays is uneven, and the rapid changes in the water sector have meant that some of the issues discussed in the book have already taken on their own trajectories.

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