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Adaptive Water Resource Management in the South Indian Lower Bhavani Project Command Area

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dc.contributor.author Lannerstad, Mats
dc.contributor.author Molden, David
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-23T19:43:44Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-23T19:43:44Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9085
dc.description.abstract "This report explores the theory and practice of Adaptive Water Management (AWM) based on a detailed field study in the Lower Bhavani Project (LBP) in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. A five-step framework is used to analyze the extent to which AWM is practiced and how it could be improved. The analysis shows that the LBP system has increasingly fulfilled the criteria of a complex adaptive system over the years. The main uncertainty factor, rainfall variability, has been considered in a stepwise way during the system change cycles and has been included in the LBP system design. The study shows that in spite of contending with an imperfect irrigation system design and intense competition for water resources, water resource managers and farmers are able to adapt and continue to reap benefits from a productive agricultural system." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IWMI Research Report no. 129 en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject river basins en_US
dc.subject scarcity en_US
dc.subject rice en_US
dc.subject farmer-managed irrigation en_US
dc.subject groundwater en_US
dc.title Adaptive Water Resource Management in the South Indian Lower Bhavani Project Command Area en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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