Rural Water Systems For Multiple Uses And Livelihood Security by M. Dinesh Kumar

Rural Water Systems For Multiple Uses And Livelihood Security

byM. Dinesh KumarEditorYusuf Kabir, A. J. James

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Rural Water Systems for Multiple Uses and Livelihood Securitycovers the technological, institutional, and policy choices for building rural water supply systems that are sustainable from physical, economic, and ecological points-of-view in developing countries. While there is abundant theoretical discourse on designing village water supply schemes as multiple use systems, there is too little understanding of the type of water needs in rural households, how they vary across socio-economic and climatic settings, the extent to which these needs are met by the existing single use water supply schemes, and what mechanisms exist to take care of unmet demands.

The case studies presented in the book from different agro ecological regions quantify these benefits under different agro ecological settings, also examining the economic and environmental trade-offs in maximizing benefits. This book demonstrates how various physical and socio-economic processes alter the hydrology of tanks in rural settings, thereby affecting their performance, also including quantitative criteria that can be used to select tanks suitable for rehabilitation.



  • Covers interdisciplinary topics deftly interwoven in the rural context of varying geo-climatic and socioeconomic situations of people in developing areas
  • Presents methodologies for quantifying the multiple water use benefits from wetlands and case studies from different agro ecologies using these methodologies to help frame appropriate policies
  • Provides analysis of the climatic and socioeconomic factors responsible for changes in hydrology of multiple use wetlands in order to help target multiple use water bodies for rehabilitation
  • Includes implementable models for converting single use water supply systems into multiple use systems

About The Author

M. Dinesh Kumar received his Ph. D in Water Management in 2006. He has 24 years of professional experience in the field of water resources. He is currently the Executive Director of Institute for Resource Analysis and Policy in Hyderabad. He has nearly 150 publications to his credit, including books from internationally renowned publis...
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Title:Rural Water Systems For Multiple Uses And Livelihood SecurityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:322 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128041323

ISBN - 13:9780128041321

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Water, Human Development, Inclusive Growth, and Poverty Alleviation: International Perspectives

Chapter 3. Multiple Water Needs of Rural Households: Studies From Three Agro-Ecologies in Maharashtra

Chapter 4. Multiple-Use Water Systems for Reducing Household Vulnerability to Water Supply Problems

Chapter 5. Sustainability Versus Local Management: Comparative Performance of Rural Water Supply Schemes

Chapter 6. Influence of Climate Variability on Performance of Local Water Bodies: Analysis of Performance of Tanks in Tamil Nadu

Chapter 7. Groundwater Use and Decline in Tank Irrigation? Analysis From Erstwhile Andhra Pradesh

Chapter 8. Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Variability: Forecasting Droughts in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra, Western India

Chapter 9. Sustainable Access to Treated Drinking Water in Rural India

Chapter 10. Positive Externalities of Surface Irrigation on Farm Wells and Drinking Water Supplies in Large Water Systems: The Case of Sardar Sarovar Project

Chapter 11. Re-Imagining the Future: Experiencing Sustained Drinking Water for All

Chapter 12. Building Resilient Rural Water Systems Under Uncertainties