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Sustainable Development of Groundwater Resources: Lessons from Amrapur and Husseinabad Villages, India

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dc.contributor.author Shah, Tushaar
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-14T19:50:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-14T19:50:02Z
dc.date.issued 1990 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4612
dc.description.abstract "In a workshop on groundwater management at the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) held in March 1989, Rolf Mueller, one of the workshop participants, called groundwater a 'free, but scarce' resource: Because it is free, it is used freely where there are no rules which define who can take how much of this precious resource, and because it is scarce it tends to get exhausted with rising pressures of demand. As a result, in many areas, conditions of over-exploitation of groundwater aquifers have resulted in serious ecological consequences. "In such areas, groundwater management regimes can go in either of two ways. Firstly, the groundwater balance may be disrupted and (the farming system) may fall to a new equilibrium at lower levels of output and incomes. Alternatively, some system of rules may be accepted by groundwater users that so regulates each user's behaviour as to begin a new, sustainable, community-based management of the resource." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Network Paper, no. 90/3d en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject DFM Project en_US
dc.subject village organization en_US
dc.subject groundwater en_US
dc.title Sustainable Development of Groundwater Resources: Lessons from Amrapur and Husseinabad Villages, India en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Irrigation Management Network, Overseas Development Institute, London en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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