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Thirsty Cities: How Indian Cities Can Meet Their Water Needs

ISBN : 9780198099550

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¥6,028
Author: 
M. Dinesh Kumar
Pages
316 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
147 x 223 mm
Pub date
Oct 2014
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Urban water management is an important challenge for many developing countries of the world, characterized as they are by high development economics, rapid urbanization, and unregulated industrialization. With urban population increasing by 38.1 million from 2001 to 2011, infrastructure in Indian cities, including water supply, has come under enormous pressure. A number of solutions from rainwater harvesting to community participation and public-private partnerships have been suggested. This book argues against these fragmented approaches and presents an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) framework for India. The author elucidates how IUWM takes a comprehensive approach to urban water services, viewing water supply, storm water, and waste water as components of an integrated physical system and recognizes that the physical system sits within an organizational framework and a broader natural landscape. He discusses how the policies for sustainable urban water management will be decided by the type of physical interventions, economic instruments, and institutional changes required for achieving the goal of IUWM. Since these would change across localities, the policies also will have to be different for different localities.

Index: 

LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PREFACE
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
1. Introduction
2. Why Is Sustainable Urban Water Management Critical for Survival of Cities?
3. The Challenge of Sustainable Urban Water Management in Developing Economies
4. Deriving a Town-level WATSAN Vulnerability Index for Urban Areas
5. Physical Choices for Water Supply Management in Urban Areas
6. Technological Choices for Reducing Water Demand in Different Urban Landscapes
7. Economic Instruments for Water Demand Management in Urban Areas
8. Capacity Building for Sustainable Urban Water Management: Institutional Reforms
9. Organizational Strengthening for Urban Water Management
10. Institutional Arrangements for Urban Water Management
11. Improving Urban Water Governance
12. Policies and Legal Framework for Sustainable Urban Water Management
13. Summary of Findings and Conclusions
REFERENCES
INDEX

About the author: 

Dinesh Kumar is the Executive Director, Institute for Resource Analysis and Policy (IRAP), Hyderabad, India. He is also the Associate Editor for Water Policy, IWA Publishing along with being an editorial board member of the International Journal of Water Resources Development. He is also the Member Secretary of Society for Integrated Land and Water Management (SOFILWM).

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