This book is broadly divided into three major sections: the thematic section, country overviews, and case studies. Through these, it attempts to:
- Understand the concept of drought.
- Map diversity in drought situations across South Asia.
- Identify responses to drought.
- Outline viable options for more integrated approaches to drought policies and mitigation strategies.
- Initiate a process of dialogue on a more comprehensive public policy for drought management.
Comprehensive, thought-provoking, informative, and featuring new research data, this collection will provide policy makers and professionals with the opportunity to discuss and debate policies for sustainable livelihood support systems and drought management. It would also be an invaluable source of information for students and teachers working in the fields of Water and Natural Resource Management, Environmental Planning, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Public Policy and Public Administration.
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Number of pages: 380
Weight: 546 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 25 mm
The book discusses the drought and integrated water management in South Asia in comparatively macro perspective...It has a value addition to the literature as it covers different regions and levels of droughts.-- Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics
The book is collection of articles on drought and drought management in South Asia by some renowned researchers and civil society workers engaged in the area of water resource management... Topics are discussed in a thorough and insightful manner.... The major contribution of this book is that it synthesizes and reflects on what could be called "the new conventional wisdom' on drought.-- The Book Review
The book is an important contribution to current discourses on water scarcity and the associated human dimensions in South Asia, evolution of governmental response over the last almost 150 years, the continuing issues concerning equity, skewed access to development resources/plans and the lack of gender equality. In addition, some contributions also focus on the way forward, with sound conceptual and practical approaches.-- Current Science
Usefully divided into three major sections-themes, country overviews and case studies-this collection initiates a process of dialogue on a more comprehensive public policy for drought management. We all know it is much needed.-- Civil Society
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