Water Management and Public Participation: Case Studies from by Alka Upadhyay

By Alka Upadhyay

Integrated Water assets administration (IWRM) is an procedure that promotes the coordinated improvement and administration of water, land and similar assets, on the way to maximize financial and social welfare in an equitable demeanour with out compromising the sustainability of significant ecosystems. with no public curiosity and participation, winning implementation of IWRM plans for river basin can't be attainable. extra to this, administration on the watershed point to guarantee water provides to aid livelihood (i.e. family water, irrigation, industries, etc.) and sustainable groundwater improvement calls for water augmentation via water conservation constructions, and pollutants keep an eye on also will play a necessary function. In India, as a result of restricted interval of rainfall in the course of Monsoon (i.e. 3 to 4 months), water conservation and rainwater harvesting were practiced on account that historical days as a way to meet water calls for all year long. those buildings are commonly developed and operated throughout the public participation. maintaining in view of the significance of public partnership, the function of public partnership in context of water-related know-how and practices has been investigated in several elements of the Yamuna River basin. The research evaluates the influence of varied water conservation units on livelihood; compares the functionality of lately built water conservation buildings with old constructions; examines spatial edition of water-related difficulties within the basin; and proposes an institutional setup for powerful governance.

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Org)’. Therefore, to know the exact view of the overall status of the life, a separate interview was also performed with the women. A crucial point was the involvement of older people into the study as the focus is on historical changes over the last 2 decades. Primary information for drinking water status, irrigation, cropping pattern, crop production, land holding, fertilizer application, pollution, diseases, living standard, biodiversity, waste disposal, migration, village institutions, education, status of women and coping mechanism were discussed through participatory research appraisal by focus group discussion with village elders, village institutions head man and women.

In Dhanaura, the stored water is generally used for irrigation. Nagli has three (2 government and 1 private) water harvesting structures and 4 soil detention check dams. One was constructed in 1995–1996 under IWDP. In the year 2005–2006, Forest Department with JBIC funding constructed water harvesting structure in Nagli through public participation. One private water harvesting structure is being developed for recreation purpose near mosque. This is really good start where we find that the development done has been finally adopted by the inhabitants and they are themselves taking initiatives.

References CGWB (2010) Groundwater status of India. Central Ground Water Board, Faridabad, India Rai RK, Upadhyay A, Ojha CSP, Singh VP (2011) The Yamuna river basin: water resources and environment. Water Science and Technology, vol 66. Springer, The Netherlands Chapter 5 Case Study: Middle Alluvial Plains Abstract This chapter presents the case studies in the catchment of middle alluvial plains. In this catchment, both water quantity and quality has the major challenge. These problems are not inherent rather caused by the upper catchments up to Okhla barrage.

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