Regulation of IndiaOCOs rivers and other water systems has been
evolving for thousands of years in the face of varying
socioeconomic and technological conditions. India's Waters:
Environment, Economy, and Development is a study of the current
state of development, and proposed future development policies of
the government of India, which is the developmental agency.
The author first addresses IndiaOCOs physical and hydrological
environment. He explains how the government, using his research,
has estimated its usable resources and water requirements for life,
environment, and economy for the next half-century. The book
describes how, based on its own assessment, the government has made
detailed suggestions about developing IndiaOCOs water
After covering the overall national study and analysis, the
author addresses the current development of the major river
basinsOCo the Indus and Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basins, as
well as the Central, Peninsular and others. He follows with
analysis of watershed, groundwater, and command area development.
Inter-basin water transfer has been considered throughout IndiaOCOs
long history. This book briefly details suggestions for
interlinking IndiaOCOs rivers and concludes by presenting legal
framework and institutional issues.
This is the first of Dr. M.C. ChaturvediOCOs three studies on
the waters of India. The second, IndiaOCOs Waters: Advances in
Development and Management, presents his proposals for
revolutionizing their development, and the third focuses on
development of the GBM basin, which is now an international river
system. These studies are a unique contribution to the science and
art of water resource development from a highly respected expert.
He has designed most of the major projects in the Ganga basin and
continues to teach and conduct research at the international level.
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