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Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has become the international label for the ?new approach? to water resources management. This volume, and in fact the entire series, investigates how this global concept resonates with regional, national and local concerns in South Asia.
This is the first volume in a new series under the aegis of the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) and explains the IWRM.
This volume begins by tracking the emergence of IWRM as a central notion in water debates. It then discusses the European experience with IWRM in the context of the European Water Framework Directive?the most comprehensive attempt so far at an IWRM-based water governance and management system. Thereafter, the book turns to South Asia. Among other things, the contributors argue that:
- in South Asia, IWRM is a concept in search of a constituency, and not a concept that has emerged from regional or local practice;
- understanding and implementing IWRM requires interdisciplinary analysis and frameworks;
- IWRM is a ?boundary? concept?plastic enough to adapt to local needs and the constraints of several parties employing it, yet robust enough to maintain a common identity across sites;
- there are issues and limits in transplanting the model of river basin organizations, a central thrust within the global IWRM discourse; and
? a focus on water alone may be misguided, and that IWRM should look intensely at land-water linkages.
Table of Contents
I IWRM: THE CONCEPT
IWRM in South Asia: A Concept Looking for a Constituency PETER P MOLLINGA
IWRM: The New Sanctioned Discourse?J A ALLAN
Solving Problems of ?Fit? at the Expense of Problems of ?Interplay?? The Spatial Reorganisation of Water Management following the EU Water Framework Directive TIMOTHY MOSS
Limits to Leapfrogging: Issues in Transposing Successful River Basin Management Institutions in the Developing World TUSHAAR SHAH, IAN MAKIN and R SAKTHIVADIVEL
Criteria for a Holistic Framework for Water Systems Management in India JAYANTA BANDYOPADHYAY
Water-Land Linkages: A Relatively Neglected Issue in IWRM D J BANDARAGODA
II DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS OF INTEGRATION
Water Balance Studies and Hydrological Modelling for IWRM R SAKTHIVADIVEL
Water Allocation between Agriculture and Hydropower: A Case Study of Kalthota Irrigation Scheme, Sri Lanka LALANI IMBULANA
Inter/ Intra-Sector Coordination as a Means to IWRM: The Case of Sri Lanka RANJITH RATNAYAKE
Approaching IWRM through Multi-Stakeholders? Dialogue: Some Experience from South India S JANAKARAJAN
Water Transfers Out of Agriculture: Towards a Win-Win Solution? A Case Study of Thuruwila, Sri Lanka KUSUM ATHUKORALA
Asserting the Rights of the Toiling Peasantry for Water Use: The Movement of the Dam Oustees and the Drought Affected Toilers in South Maharashtra ANANT PHADKE and BHARAT PATANKAR