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“This is an unusual, intriguing and insightful book…. [Water] sometimes reads like a detective yarn, where wily old Poirot attempts to unravel the complex chains of events, actions (inactions sometimes) that have led to the present failure of hydrological institution building in India…. This is a useful book, and indeed and important one.” - Progress in Development Studies

“This book will be of interest to the general reader as also to students and academics on the fields of water resources, hydrology, environmental studies and public administration. It will also attract the attention of policy makers and the media.” - CAB Abstracts

Water resources are an issue of ever increasing importance worldwide given rising populations and increasing environmental degradation. Water has also become a divisive issue, both within ...

Objectives for the Future
Objectives for the future

Having regard to the summary of problems and weaknesses given in the last chapter, what needs to be done? Policies and plans for the future must be guided by a vision of the kind of world that we would like to see. A detailed vision statement is not attempted here, but there will be general agreement that it ...

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