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The Agricultural Groundwater Revolution: Opportunities and Threats to Development

Series: Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Series Volume: 3

Edited By: M Giordano and KG Villholth

419 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Jun 2012 | #165184 | ISBN-13: 9781845931728
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NHBS Price: £79.99 $102/€95 approx

About this book

While addressing the issues of using groundwater in agriculture for irrigation in the developing world, this book discusses the problems associated with the degradation and overexploitation of using it. It explores the practiced and potential methods for its management in the context of agricultural development.


Contents

* The Agricultural Groundwater Revolution: Setting the stage, M F Giordano and K G Villholth; * The Groundwater Economy of South Asia: An assessment of size, significance and socio-ecological impacts, T Shah, IWMI-TATA Water Policy Program, India; * The Development, Challenges and Management of Groundwater in Rural China, J Wang and J Huang both at Centre for Chinese Agriculture Policy, Beijing, China, A Blanke, Q Huang, and S Rozelle, all at University of Califonia, USA; * Rural economic transitions: groundwater use in the Middle East and its environmental consequences, T Allan, Kings College London & SOAS University of London, UK; * Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunistic Exploitation, M Masiyandima, International Water Management Insititute, Pretoria, South Africa and M Giordano; * Groundwater in Central America: Its Importance, Development and Use, with Particular Reference to its Role in Irrigated Agriculture, M Ballester, V Reyes and Y Astorga, all at GWPCA, Costa Rica; * Community Management of Groundwater, E Schlager, University of Arizona, USA; * Instruments and Institutions for Groundwater Management, K Kemper, World Bank (Water resource Mangement Group), Washington, USA; * When the Well Runs Dry but Livelihoods Continue: Adaptive Responses to Groundwater Depletion and Strategies for Mitigating the Associated Impacts, M Moench, ISEY,; * Colarado, USA; * Community Management of Groundwater, E Schlager, University of Arizona, USA; * Instruments and Institutions for Groundwater Management, K Kemper, World Bank (Water resource Mangement Group), Washington, USA; * Community Management of Groundwater, E Schlager, University of Arizona, USA; * Instruments and Institutions for Groundwater Management, K Kemper, World Bank (Water resource Mangement Group), Washington, USA; * When the Well Runs Dry but Livelihoods Continue: Adaptive Responses to Groundwater Depletion and Strategies for Mitigating the Associated Impacts, M Moench, ISEY, Colorado, USA; * The Groundwater Recharge Movement in India, R Sakthivadivel, Chennai, India; * Energy-Irrigation Nexus in South Asia: Improving Groundwater Conservation and Power Sector Viability, T Shah, IWMI-TATA Water Policy Program, India C Scott, Maryland, USA, A Kishore, Princeton University, USA and A Sharma, Price WaterHouseCoopers, India; * To Adapt or Not to Adapt: The Dilemma between Long Term Resource Management and Short Term Livelihoods, S Mudrakartha, VISKAT, Nehru Foundation of Development, India; * Lessons from Intensive Groundwater Use in Spain: Economic and Social Benefits and Conflicts, M Ramon Llamas, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain and A Garrido, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain; * Groundwater Management in the High Plains Aquifer in the U.S.: Legal Problems and Innovations, J Peck, University of Kansas, USA; * Institutional Directions in Groundwater Management in Australia, H Turral, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka and I Fullagar, Charles Stuart University, Canberra, Australia; * Sharing Groundwater Knowledge and Experience on a World-Wide Scale, J Van der Gun, International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (ICGRAC), Netherlands; * Groundwater use in a global perspective - Can it be managed?,K G Villholth and M F Giordano.

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