Monday, December 26, 2016

EPW Special Issue on Water Governance | December 2016 | SDG6

EPW Special Issue on Water Governance
Economic & Political Weekly, 51(52), 24 December 2016.

  • All Is Not Lost, But Water Sector Reforms Must Go Ahead | P S Vijayshankar
  • Sustaining the Liquid Mosaic - Longer Steps Needed | Nilanjan Ghosh, Jayanta Bandyopadhyay
  • New Structures of Governance Needed | Vinod K Gaur
  • From Policy to Practice - Principles of Water Governance | Rochi Khemka
  • An Important Step in Reforming Water Governance | K J Joy
  • Welcome First Step to Much-needed Change | Shripad Dharmadhikary
  • Merits Undeniable despite Drawbacks | Nirmal Sengupta
  • Water Governance Reform - A Hopeful Starting Point | Rajeswari S Raina
  • 21st Century Water Governance - A Mirage or an Opportunity? | Rohini Nilekani
  • Evolution of Irrigation Sector | Aditi Mukherji
  • The Way Forward | Mihir Shah
  • Comment on the Proposed National Water Commission | Pradip Khandwalla
  • Focus on Sustainable Groundwater Management | Rajiv Sinha, Alexander L Densmore
  • Focusing on the Essentials - Integrated Monitoring and Analysis of Water Resources | Sharachchandra Lele, Veena Srinivasan

Sustaining the Liquid Mosaic: Longer Steps Needed 
by Nilanjan Ghosh & Jayanta Bandyopadhyay
Economic & Political Weekly, 51(52), 24 Dec 2016. 
Abstract: This critique assesses if the National Water Framework Bill 2016 and the Mihir Shah Committee report are truly interdisciplinary and based on the principles of integrated water systems governance. The question still remains whether the recommendations are enough to bridge existing gaps and address future challenges in water governance.

Water Governance Reform: A Hopeful Starting Point
by Rajeswari S Raina
Economic & Political Weekly, 51(52), 24 Dec 2016. 
Abstract: The Mihir Shah Committee report demands a paradigm shift, bringing the ecosystems perspective to the ways water is governed in India. This article argues that these governance reforms, though essential, are not enough to enable the paradigm shift necessary for sustainability and ecological justice. But it may be a great place to begin.

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