“Water Resources and Environmental Sustainability” is the timely publication. Differences in availability of water among the regions, the magnitude of variability, the timing and duration of high and low supply of water and its many uses have significant implications on natural ecosystems which are of fundamental importance to human well-being and development. The book outlines water in 21st century, revisits the water resources management policy, critically analyzes the water crisis agenda, addresses the generic and region-specific issues, assesses the reasons for market failure in water resources planning and incidence of massive water crisis. The improvement in water use efficiency, conjunctive and judicious use of water, harnessing of surface and ground water resources in a coordinated way, strategies for environmental protection, management of integrated water resources, adherence to efficiency plan, stability and sustainability of environment and importance of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog are the major focal points that got momentum in the book.
The book recommends to (i) prioritize the development of IWRM and water efficiency measures with the help of supporting agencies; (ii) implement policies and plans once they have been developed; (iii) establish roadmaps and financing strategies for the implementation of their plans and (iv) evaluate, monitor and share through global coordination mechanisms.
Students and academicians of Water Resource Management and Environmental Studies.
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List of Annexures
Section 1: Water Resources Management Policy
Chapter 1: Water in 21st Century: Emerging Global Issues
Chapter 2: Water Crisis Is Massive but There Is Hope
Chapter 3: Water ??? Generic and Region Specific Issues
Chapter 4: Market Failure in Water Resources Planning
Chapter 5: Water Resources Management Policy: Revisited
Section 2: Integrated Water Resource Management
Chapter 6: Water: A Key Driver of Economic and Social Development
Chapter 7: Objective Assessment of Global Freshwater Resources
Chapter 8: Integrated Water Resources Management Planning
Chapter 9: Implementation of IWRM and Water Efficiency Plan
Section 3: Water Vision: A Management Paradigm
Chapter 10: Improvement in Water Use Efficiency
Chapter 11: Water Crisis: Agenda for the Country
Chapter 12: Financial Institutions and Water Resources
Chapter 13: Environmental Sustainability and Protection on Natural World
Section 4: Environmental Sustainability and Economic/Social Progress
Chapter 14: Strategies for Environmental Protection
Chapter 15: Environmental Stability: Revisited
Chapter 16: Social Mobilization and Peoples? Participation for Sustainability
Chapter 17: National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog: A Glimpse
About the Authors:
Dr Gangadhar Banerjee, a, PhD in Economics and LLB, from Jadavpur University is serving as a visiting faculty in management colleges; researcher in primary, secondary, tertiary and management areas and Ph.D. guide.
He was one of the members of Global Management Training Consortium (GMTC) and Higher Education Forum (HEF) with a very rich academic and industry background. He served as an Associate Professor for about 3 years in Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Management Studies & Research (VESIMSR).
Having 44 years? experience in industry, he was one of the directors of Nagaland Regional Rural Bank and Nagaland State Co-operative Bank and one of the members of High Level Government Boards and Committees. He retired as general manager, from the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
Besides he served as Senior Research Officer (Economics); Tea Board, Govt of India; Research Officer, Sundarban Development Board, Govt of West Bengal; Deputy Director, Uttar Pradesh Development System Corporation, Subsidiary of UP State Planning Board, Lucknow; Researcher Agro Economic Research Centre, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, India.
He published as many as 26 books, 12 reports on techno-economic study in tea industry/evaluation/ monitoringspecial studies; and 200 papers in industry and academically recognized international and national journals.
He was awarded with Siksha Ratan Puraskar, 2012 and Bharat Jyoti Award, 2013 by the India International Fellowship Society, New Delhi. He was also a recipient of Best Citizens of India Award, 2013 by International Publication House, New Delhi and received Distinguished Teacher award in 2016 from Management Teachers? Consortium, Global.
Sarda Banerjee (Ganguly), B.A Hons. in Economics (SNDT University, Mumbai), MA in Economics (Mumbai University), B. Ed (Visva Bharati Central University), Santiniketan. She is at present serving as teacher and freelance writer. She published one book and few papers in reputed National Journal with her father Dr Gangadhar Banerjee.
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