The book is a scholarly presentation on various issues pertaining to water resource management and agriculture practices. These include water contamination and health; trade-off between private benefits and sustainable development; and trade and environment. The volume makes a significant contribution to methodologies for assessing environmental and economic costs and identification of appropriate policy framework for abatement. A special feature of the book is that it seeks to integrate the issues of suitability across water use for human consumption and for agricultural production by exploring a broad conceptual framework. Case studies from a number of countries such as India, Bangladesh, Belgium, and the European Union are covered.
FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION;; 1. Valuing Health Damages from Arsenic Contamination;; 2. Trade-offs between Risk and Latency of Health Hazards from Groundwater Contamination;; 3. Sustainable Solutions to Arsenic Contamination of Ground Water;; 4. Farmers as Producers of Clean Water;; 5. The Fundamentals of Physical Hydronomics;; 6. Good Ecology is Good Economics;; 7. Agriculture and Environment;; 8. Assessing Drought Risk and Vulnerability;; 9. Exploring Policy Options for Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Land Use Systems in Hills and Mountains;; 10. Climbing the Pesticide Treadmill into the Debt Trap;; 11. Valuing Benefits of Soil Conservation in Hill Areas of Bangladesh;; 12. Adoption of Soil Conservation Measures in Belgium; Index
Unai Pascual, Professor, University of Cambridge, Amita Shah, Dr., Gujarat Institute of Development Research, India, and Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta Contributors: Amita Shah, Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, India; Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Professor and Head of the Centre for Development and Environment Policy, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India; Achiransu Acharyya, Project Research Personnel, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India; Unai Pascual, Lecturer, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK; David Maddison, Reader in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, UK;; Zubaida Choudhury, PhD student, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK; Atanu Sarkar, is Sr. QA, Department of Policy Studies, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India; Peter Maille, PhD, Natural Economics in Division of Resource Management at West Virginia University, USA; Alan Collins, Associate Professor, West Virginia University, USA; Antonio Valero, Centre of Research for Energy Resources and Consumption (CIRCE), University of Zaragoza, Spain; Javier Uche, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain; Alicia Valero, Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain; Amaya Martnez, Centre of Research for Energy Resources and Consumption (CIRCE), University of Zaragoza, Spain; Josuel Naredo, Doctor of Economics, Graduate School of Statistics, Spain;; Joan Escriu, Catalan Water Agency, Spain; Amita Shah, Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Gujarat, India; Mrutyunjay Swain, Assistant Software Engineer, Tata Consultancy Services, Toronto, Canada; Golam Rasul, Sr. Software Engineer, Intel Corporation, San Francisco; Rimjhim M. Aggarwal, Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, USA; M. A. Monayem Miah, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Gazipur, Bangladesh;; S.M. Fakhrul Islam, Chief Engineer, Bangladesh Shipping Corporation, Bangladesh; Erwin Wauters, Researcher, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Belgium; Erik Mathijs, Professor, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium