Section I: Water and Agricultural Sustainability Challenges: *1. Sustainable Water Systems for Agriculture and 21st Century Challenges, Ramesh Kanwar; *2. Challenges in Securing India's Water Future, Kapil K Narula and Upmanu Lall; Section II: Sustainable Water Management Strategies: *3. Soil Water Management in India, Ratan Lal; *4. Conserving and Optimizing Limited Water for Crop Production, D.G. Westfall, G.A. Peterson and N.C. Hansen; *5. On Watershed Management, Hemant Chowdhary and Vijay P. Singh; *6. Water Management in Northern States and the Food Security of India, G.S. Hira; Section III: Sustainable Soil Management Strategies *7. Sustainable Management of Vertisols in Central India, R.P. Rajput, D.L. Kauraw, R.K. Bhatnagar, Manish Bhavsar, M. Velayutham and Ratan Lal *8. Sustainable Management of Dryland Alfisols (Red Soils) in South India, S.P. Palaniappan, R. Balasubramanian, T. Ramesh, A. Chandrasekaran, K.G. Mani, M. Velayutham and Ratan Lal; Section IV: Soil and Water Quality Management *9. Soil and Water Quality: Integral Components of Watershed Management, K.R. Reddy and J.W. Jawitz; *10. Water Pollution Related to Agricultural, Industrial, and Urban Activities, and its Effects on the Food Chain: Case Studies from Punjab, Milkha S. Aulakh, Mohinder Paul S. Khurana and Dhanwinder Singh; Section V: Soil and Water Management in Dryland or Rainfed Agriculture *11. Manipulating Tillage to Increase Stored Soil Water and Manipulating Plant Geometry to Increase Water-use Efficiency in Dryland Areas, B.A. Stewart; *12. Integrated Watershed Management for Increasing Productivity and Water-use Efficiency in Semi-Arid Tropical India,Piara Singh, P. Pathak, S.P. Wani and K.L. Sahrawat; *13. Strategies for Improving the Productivity of Rainfed Farms in India with Special Emphasis on Soil Quality Improvement K.L. Sharma, Y.S. Ramakrishna, J.S. Samra, K.D. Sharma, U.K. Mandal, B. Venkateswarlu, G.R. Korwar and K. Srinivas Section VI: Biotechnological and Agronomic Strategies *14. Biotechnology and Drought Tolerance, Satbir S. Gosal, Shabir H. Wani and Manjit S. Kang; *15. Transgenics for Drought Tolerance in Legumes of Semi-Arid Tropic (SAT) Regions, Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur; *16. Viable Alternatives to the Rice-Wheat Cropping System in Punjab, B.S. Kang, Kuldeep Singh, Dhanwinder Singh, B.R. Garg, R. Lal and M. Velayutham; *17. Weed Management in Aerobic Rice in Northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plains, G. Mahajan, D.E. Johnson and B.S. Chauhan.