Water : the looming crisis in India


Water : the looming crisis in India

Binayak Ray

(AsiaWorld / series editor, Mark Selden)

Lexington Books, c2008

  • : cloth

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Includes bibliographical references and index



Water: The Looming Crisis in India analyzes the key issues in developing national freshwater policies for the mainland countries of the South Asian sub-continent. Ray suggests that freshwater policy must cover all aspects of physical environment and human life, by noting that food and drought management are parts of freshwater policy and acknowledging that water is a scarce natural resource and has economic value. He calls for the development of basin-wide policies to minimize conflicts within riparian countries, as well as a freshwater policy baseline to minimize internal conflicts on water sharing arrangements. By pointing out the need for full participation of all stakeholders in developing a baseline policy including people displaced by the construction of large dams, Ray suggests a new system in which riparian countries are guaranteed that no water-related project proceeds without a transparently developed environmental impact assessment and evaluation of alternative options.


Chapter 2 1: The Water Environment Chapter 3 2: Water Policy: An Anatomy Chapter 4 3: International Rivers: Global Conventions, Regulations, and India Chapter 5 4: Future Demand for Water and Available Options Chapter 6 5: The River-Linking Project Chapter 8 6: Environmental Perspectives Chapter 9 7: Economic and Financial Perspectives Chapter 10 8: Political and Governmental Perspectives Chapter 11 9: Regional Perspectives: Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and China Chapter 13 10: Reflections

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