Springs of Life: India's Water Resources

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Academic Foundation, 2006 - Science - 392 pages
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This exhaustive account of water in India documents the natural beauty of the country's bodies of water, the ways in which communities live and interact with water (particularly in turbulent ecosystems), the resilience of people living in water-stressed regions, and common sense solutions to local water problems. Detailing the past, present, and future of India's water resources, this unique book combines thorough research with a coffee-table style presentation with photographs that document the authors' extensive travels across the country.

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About the author (2006)

Vasudha Pangare is a board member of the World Water Institute and the director of Oikos, a multidisciplinary consulting firm which specializes in the fields of rural development and natural resource management. She is also the editor of Water Perspectives and a former member of the Steering Committee of Gender and Water Alliance. Ganesh Pangare is a water management expert for the World Water Institute. He is a fellow of the Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) International Program and the Ashoka Innovators for the Public Program, as well as a member of the National Civil Society Committee on Interlinking of Rivers in India and an advisor to the Water Portfolio of Acumen Fund. Viraj Shah works at the World Water Institute. B. R. Neupane is the regional program specialist for Water Resources and Hydrology for South and Central Asia and works with the regional office of the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). P. Somasekhar Rao is a rural development specialist and a national professional officer of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

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