Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-262) and index.
Legal Inadequacies and PerplexitiesPolicies: Muddled or Worse?; Transforming the Laws: A Constitutional Declaration on Water?; Transforming the Laws: A National Water Law?; Issues and Concerns in the Neighbourhood; Some International Formulations: A Critique; A Parenthesis on a Different View; Some Glimmers of Hope; Towards Wisdom on Water; The Larger Framework: New Thinking for a Changing World; Epilogue; Appendix; References and Selec.
Towards Water Wisdom makes a fervent plea for an urgent and radical transformation. of our thinking on water. The author redefines the projected water crisis as one. of mismanagement rather than scarcity, and calls for a more equitable, harmonious. and sustainable management of the resource. Water-related conflicts are also discussed, including the Indus Treaty, the. differences over Baglihar, the Cauvery and Ravi-Beas disputes, and rehabilitation. problems in the Narmada Valley. The author questions the idea of property rights. in water and argues that the fundamental or human right to water.
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