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Integrated Water Resource Management

Integrated Water Resource Management A Response SARAVANAN V S By questioning the applicability of integrated water resource management (IWRM), Tushaar Shah and Barbara van Koppen in their article (August 5, 2006) reveal their thin understanding of the complex water management scenario in India. The authors make a proposition that formal mechanisms of governance are better equipped for IWRM packages. In this paper, I argue that IWRM in its current package has been dismal worldwide. Further, I argue that formal and informal mechanisms both have their advantages and disadvantages, and it is the combination of these that contributes towards integrated water resource management.

Uttaranchal: Opportunities for Cooperation

Even as Uttaranchal completes two years as a separate state, the region remains mired in poverty despite an abundance of natural resources. Its position as a border state between India and Nepal can however play a vital role in the effective, participatory management of its resources.

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