Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and…

Hardcover | January 15, 2013

EditorDik Roth, Linden Vincent

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Irrigation has a long history and important developmental role in India and Nepal. Even then it is faced with critical challenges as new scarcities and environmental stresses emerge, for which understanding technology and institutional choices is vital. Through case studies conducted in thesetwo countries, Controlling the Water explores the means of controlling water used in irrigation management, looking at the sources and technologies in practice, and the institutions evolving around them. This volume shows the range of irrigation technologies developed in different agro-ecological zones-large-scale public canal systems; small-scale farmer-managed canal systems; ponds and tank irrigation systems; and groundwater-based and conjunctive use settings, including micro-hydel systemsdeveloped alongside irrigation. It thus portrays not only the complexities of water environments and systems in irrigation, but also the diversities present in technological and institutional trajectories. It also provides a synthesis of theoretical ideas and conceptual frameworks that have beenused to study these dynamics of water control.

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Irrigation has a long history and important developmental role in India and Nepal. Even then it is faced with critical challenges as new scarcities and environmental stresses emerge, for which understanding technology and institutional choices is vital. Through case studies conducted in thesetwo countries, Controlling the Water explore...

Dik Roth is Assistant Professor of the Rural Development Sociology Group in the Social Sciences Department at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Linden Vincent is Professor of the Irrigation and Water Engineering Group in the Environmental Sciences Department at Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pagesPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198082924

ISBN - 13:9780198082927

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List of Tables, Figures, and BoxesAcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsDik Roth and Linden Vincent: Introduction: Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Water Management-Match or Mismatch?1. Linden Vincent and Dik Roth: Analysing Water Control: Interdisciplinarity, Socio-technical Approach, and Institutions in Water Management2. Vishal Narain: Decentralization, Water Rights, and Markets: Bridging the Technology-Policy Gap in Indian Irrigation3. Bala Raju Nikku: The Local Politics of Policy in the Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Reforms, India4. Puspa Raj Khanal: Irrigation Technology and Irrigation Management Reform: The Case of the Terai Region in Nepal5. Umesh Nath Parajuli: Irrigation Technology, Agro-ecology, and Water Rights in the Mid-hills of Nepal6. Suman Rimal Gautam: Groundwater Irrigation Development, Conjunctive Use, and the Evolution of Water Use Complexes in the Nepalese Terai7. Anjal Prakash: Social Differentiation and the Politics of Access to Groundwater in North Gujarat8. Esha Shah: Transformation of Tank Irrigation Policy and Technology on the Interface of a Recursive State-Society Relationship9. Jyothi Krishnan: Property Rights, Water Resources, and Technology: The Missing Ecological Link10. R. Manimohan: The Political Economy of Tank Management in Tamil Nadu11. Amreeta Regmi and Linden Vincent: Microhydel and Irrigation: Is Any Other Water Technology Different?12. Peter P. Mollinga: Boundary Concepts for Interdisciplinary Analysis of Irrigation Water Management in South AsiaGlossaryBibliographyNotes on Contributors