Around the world, water resources are becoming increasingly scarce. Nations are already searching for better institutions and management strategies to make the most of the water resources that they have. This book offers new approaches for analyzing and designing institutions that govern the use and development of water resources. It focuses on the management of water resources for agricultural use, since irrigation is the largest user of water. It draws on data from three Indian states, and compares them to Australia, as a developed nation, and to other less developed nations in Asia and Africa. These comparisons are useful in helping to identify and recommend the traits and features of successful water management institutions so that developing nations can plan for effective and long-term success in managing their declining natural resources.
This book can be found in HECSA Library:
Reforming Institutions in Water Resource Management: Policy and Performance for Sustainable Development
ed. by Lin Crase and Vasant P. Gandhi
TD 327 .R45 2009