ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Water: Growing Understanding, Emerging Perspectives

For decades after independence, Indian planning ignored the need for sustainability and equity in water resource development and management. There was just one way forward, that of harnessing the bounty in our rivers and below the ground. It was only in the 1990s that serious questions began to be raised on our understanding and approach to rivers. This collection of essays, all previously published in the Economic and Political Weekly between 1990 and 2014, reflects the multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary character of water and spans hydrogeology, sociology, economics, political science, geography, history, meteorology, statistics, public policy, energy and ecology. The essays are arranged thematically and chronologically: Water Resource Development and Management, Historical Perspectives, Social and Political Dimensions, Economic Concerns, and Water Policy. With detailing of the huge diversity of concerns and points of departure, Water: Growing Understanding, Emerging Perspectives will be invaluable to students and scholars of sociology, economics, political science, geography, ecology and public policy.
Baba Amte | Suhas Paranjape | K J Joy | Jayesh Talati | Tushaar Shah | R Maria Saleth | Dinesh K Marothia | Marcus Moench | Navroz K Dubash | Rahul Ranade | P S Vijayshankar | Himanshu Kulkarni | Sunderrajan Krishnan | David Gilmartin | Margreet Zwarteveen | Rohan D’Souza | David Hardiman | Niranjan Pant | Lyla Mehta | Anindita Sarkar | Deepa Joshi | Biksham Gujja | Vinod Goud | Shruti Vispute | Ramaswamy R Iyer | A Vaisyanathan | K Sivasubramaniyan | E Somanathan | R Ravindranath | Isha Ray | Sulochana Gadgil | Siddhartha Gadgil | Avinash Kishore | Shilp Verma | Aditi Mukherji | Partha Sarathi Banerjee | Mihir Shah