Author:Jasveen Jairath and Vishwa Ballabh (eds)

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Droughts and Integrated Water Resource in South Asia: Issues, Alternatives and Futures

By: Jasveen Jairath and Vishwa Ballabh (eds)

Price: $17.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028839

ISBN: 8178298597

Condition: New


Droughts have formed an inseparable part of South Asian history and culture, with tragic consequences for a region that houses the greatest number of the world’s poor. However, this volume challenges the popular conception of drought, which is presented as an absolute shortage-scarcity with respect to an implicit understanding of the sufficiency of water. It highlights the fact that while available water supplies may be a given quantum, droughts are differentially experienced, politically inspired and socially constituted. It emphasises that the relative water scarcity needs to be appreciate... View more info