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Vol. 4     

No. 5 

October-November 2002


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Glimpses of books

15-book1.jpg (4926 bytes)Watershed management in Himalaya: Concept & strategy

(Ed) B P Pandey, C Pant, K L Arya and Sharma

A Gyanodaya Prakashan, Uttranchal, 2002, pp 395, Rs 680(HB)

The 37 chapters of this edited volume gives a complete practical understanding of different water regimes prevalent in Uttranchal, largely from technical perspective. The experiences of the watershed works already completed form an important part of the book.

It is an outcome of a three-day workshop organised by Watershed Management Directorate, Dehradun in July 2001.

15-book2.jpg (6445 bytes)Jal sanchay, tank nirman

Parmeshwar N Shivpuri

P N S publication 2002, pp 56, Rs 35

A self help guide to harvest rain. This comprehensive technical manual is written in Hindi.

This exceedingly readable book covers five themes: water regimes, geological features and problems, refined strategies to manage watersheds, participatory aspects and GIS application in watershed management of Uttranchal.

Every chapter is a well researched piece.Taking a refreshing perspective writers while acknowledging the limitations, suggest ways to work around them. One of the writer observes that "Even 100th part of the total rainfall can fulfil the need for the area." Another author portrays the importance of lakes in the survival of Uttranchal's drainage system with a easy to understand map. The relevance of GIS application has been highlighted.

The only limitation of this work is that though the role of communities is not completely ignored but has been unnecessarily sidelined.

The references provided at the end of each chapter are priceless. This book is like King Soloman's treasure for the planners, administrators and researchers with an interest in natural resource management of a mountainous region.

 

15-book3.jpg (3678 bytes)Managing water in Chennai

A Vaidyanathan, J Saravanan

A CSE publication, New Delhi, 2002, pp 20, free (PB)

Supported by facts, the paper begins by detailing the nature and status of problems faced by Chennai's water supply system. It critically reviews the governmental measures. An overall water balance of sources and usage for different purposes clearly indicate the need to promote community-based rainwater conservation. The cost-benefit analysis of the technique is demonstrated through four case studies. A thought provoking paper.



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Waterworks India

15-book4.jpg (2765 bytes)A 20 minutes documentary, produced by CSE, takes the viewer to meet five invisible people, who have kept the intricate traditional science of water management alive from the modern onslaught. Four of them are engineers - Chewang Norphel's zings from Ladakh, Magga Ram Suthar's beris from Rajasthan, Ran Singh's kundis from Rajasthan and Kunhikannan Nair's surangam from Tamil Nadu; and, a neerkati (water manager) Ganesan from Kerala. The documentary introduces a viewer with the technique as well as the social management practices governing it. It is available both as a cassette and CD for Rs 750. The documentary is a visual treat!
For details: Ashwini at ashwini@cseindia.org

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