Water Governance and Management in India

Issues and Perspectives, Volume 1

  • Girish Chadha
  • Ashwin B. Pandya

Part of the Water Resources Development and Management book series (WRDM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Indira Khurana
    Pages 1-45
  3. N. N. Rai, J. Chandrashekhar Iyer, T. S. Mehra
    Pages 47-62
  4. Arundhati Deka, Vishaka Gulati, Anamika Barua
    Pages 99-114
  5. Robert Alexander Speed, Suresh Babu, Nitin Kaushal, Romit Sen, Arjit Mishra, Mohammad Alam
    Pages 115-136
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-200

About this book


This book highlights the need for effective water governance in India given the fact that the country has been facing serious water stress in recent years. The water management in the country needs a serious scientific understanding coupled with the cooperative approach rather than a competitive one. It looks at current water regulations and underlines the need for overhaul of some laws to ensure that high water usage efficiency is attained, groundwater depletion is arrested and management of available resources is carried out in a disciplined manner. It also looks at the role of stakeholder engagement and pricing as a mechanism to manage demand in the wake of rapid population growth and industrialization.


India’s water policy Watershed treatment Hydrological planning Sustainable water resources Macro-water management Flood forecasting Basin-level modeling Energy security Hydropower development Groundwater depletion Water security

Editors and affiliations

  • Girish Chadha
    • 1
  • Ashwin B. Pandya
    • 2
  1. 1.India Water ReviewNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.International Commission on Irrigation and DrainageNew DelhiIndia

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