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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 ...

Perceptions of Water
Perceptions of water
Preliminary

In writing or speaking about water, it is easy to get muddled because of its multiple aspects or dimensions. Water is perceived by different people (or by the same people in different contexts) in different ways: as a commodity, as commons, as a basic ...

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