Water Management and Public Participation

Case Studies from the Yamuna River Basin, India

  • Alka Upadhyay
  • Raveendra Kumar Rai

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Alka Upadhyay, Raveendra Kumar Rai
    Pages 1-11
  3. Alka Upadhyay, Raveendra Kumar Rai
    Pages 13-24
  4. Alka Upadhyay, Raveendra Kumar Rai
    Pages 25-32
  5. Alka Upadhyay, Raveendra Kumar Rai
    Pages 33-50
  6. Alka Upadhyay, Raveendra Kumar Rai
    Pages 51-66
  7. Alka Upadhyay, Raveendra Kumar Rai
    Pages 67-90
  8. Alka Upadhyay, Raveendra Kumar Rai
    Pages 91-102
  9. Alka Upadhyay, Raveendra Kumar Rai
    Pages 103-115
  10. Alka Upadhyay, Raveendra Kumar Rai
    Pages 117-137
  11. Alka Upadhyay, Raveendra Kumar Rai
    Pages 139-152
  12. Alka Upadhyay, Raveendra Kumar Rai
    Pages 153-154
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 155-156

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

IWRM Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Public Partnership Yamuna Basin, India

Authors and affiliations

  • Alka Upadhyay
    • 1
  • Raveendra Kumar Rai
    • 2
  1. 1.Okhla Industrial Estate Phase IIIDHI (India) Water & Environment Pvt Ltd III rd Floor, NSIC-STP ComplexNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Okhla Industrial Estate Phase IIIDHI (India) Water & Environment Pvt Ltd III rd Floor, NSIC-STP ComplexNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5709-7
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5708-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5709-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5369
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5377
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