Managing ‘Water Traditions’ in Uttarakhand, India: Lessons Learned and Steps Towards the Future

  • Amitangshu Acharya


Uttarakhand became the 27th state of the Indian Union in 2000. Carved out of Himalayan and adjoining Uttar Pradesh districts, the new state borders Tibet on the north, Nepal on the east, the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south, Haryana on the west, and Himachal Pradesh on the northwest.


Pipe Water Drinking Water Source Water Governance Lesson Learn Sacred Grove 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Edinburgh College of Science and EngineeringEdinburghUK

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