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Economic GeographyVolume 1: Land, Water, and Agriculture$
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L. S. Bhat, H. S. Sharma, and M. H. Qureshi

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199458417

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458417.001.0001

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Water Resources

Water Resources

(p.62) 3 Water Resources
Economic Geography

S.K. Sharma

Oxford University Press

Researches on water resources focused on assessing the availability and increasing efficiency of uses of water resources. Issues related to irrigation, interlinking of rivers, conflict of interests, large scale displacement, depletion of groundwater, and impact of climate change are discussed. Such themes as quality of portable water, status of water supply and sanitation, impact of energy-irrigation nexus, people-oriented and demand driven groundwater water management and aquifer management framework also are elaborated. Problems of flood and drought management are also examined. Scholar reviewed institutions and structure of water resource management, food security and sustainable agriculture, adaptive water resource management, rainwater harvesting, and feasibility of integrated water resources management and plan for groundwater recharge.

Keywords:   aquifer, conjunctive use of water, degradation of water, Evaluation, optimum utilization, over-exploitation, pollution, potential water resources, productivity of water use, rainwater harvesting, sustainability, water resources management

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