Towards water wisdom [electronic resource] :limits, justice, harmony / Ramaswamy R. Iyer.
By: Iyer, Ramaswamy R.Material type: BookPublisher: Los Angeles [Calif.] : SAGE Publications, c2007Description: 1 online resource (270 p.).ISBN: 9788178299723 (electronic bk.); 8178299720 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Water resources development -- Political aspects -- India | Water-supply -- Government policy -- India | Water resources development -- Government policy -- India | Water rights -- India | Water resources development -- Economic aspects -- India | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General | Water resources development -- Economic aspects | Water resources development -- Government policy | Water resources development -- Political aspects | Water rights | Water-supply -- Government policy | IndiaGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 333.9100954 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. -262) and index.
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Legal Inadequacies and PerplexitiesPolicies: Muddled or Worse?; Transforming the Laws: A Constitutional Declaration on Water?; Transforming the Laws: A National Water Law?; Issues and Concerns in the Neighbourhood; Some International Formulations: A Critique; A Parenthesis on a Different View; Some Glimmers of Hope; Towards Wisdom on Water; The Larger Framework: New Thinking for a Changing World; Epilogue; Appendix; References and Selec
Towards Water Wisdom makes a fervent plea for an urgent and radical transformation. of our thinking on water. The author redefines the projected water crisis as one. of mismanagement rather than scarcity, and calls for a more equitable, harmonious. and sustainable management of the resource. Water-related conflicts are also discussed, including the Indus Treaty, the. differences over Baglihar, the Cauvery and Ravi-Beas disputes, and rehabilitation. problems in the Narmada Valley. The author questions the idea of property rights. in water and argues that the fundamental or human right to water.