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The lost pond
 

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Paying up
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Pure rain
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As priceless as amrit
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Ashutosh Agnihotri


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Vol. 4     

No. 4 

August-September 2002


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Glimpses of books

glimps.gif (16795 bytes)Water resources
management and
the environment

U Aswathanarayana

A A Balkema Publishers, The Netherlands, 2001, pp 422, US$ 47.50 (PB)

This book is about water resource planning and management, which is not a new field. The outstanding feature of this work is that the author has effectively integrated the two streams of science of water and the management of water.

This eminently readable book has 12 chapters. The first three chapters deal with the principles of hydrogeology, dynamics of water environments and water quality. Following eight chapters concentrate on the application of the technology. It concludes by outlining the different paradigms of water management from techno-socio-economic perspective.

The book takes a refreshing approach, often challenging the established practices. With the help of the case studies, the author suggest ways of popularising the use of wastewater among people. While recognising the shortfall in the supply of water for irrigation, the author outlines several techniques to improve utilisation and its supply. The problems in desalinisation for both sea and brackish waters has been effectively dealt with. The author smoothly integrates the technical scope of managing water resources with the institutional issues. Different methodologies for analysing the economic cost of water are also clearly laid out.

The list of literature provided at the end of the book is valuable. It will particularly benefit the university students and professionals with an interest in natural resources management.



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Harvest of rain

harvest.gifA 48 minute documentary, produced by CSE and directed by Sanjay Kak, is dedicated to India’s traditional water harvesting systems.

As a part of CSE’s ‘Wealth of the Nations’ series, it records the governance pattern determining the emergence of the water harvesting techniques in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Available for Rs 750, it clearly shows how nations can economically prosper, without chasing the hydraulic structures. The flexibility of these techniques is their plus point, which has the capacity of transforming a village society into a village community.Elegantly documenting the experiences of the villagers, this video is worth watching!
For details: Ashwini at ashwini@cseindia.org

ORDER NOW!


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