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Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Waters

Advances in Development and Management

Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Waters by Mahesh Chandra Chaturvedi
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PART I SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS

Introduction
Introduction
Overview
Notes

System Environmental Characteristics
Introduction
Location and Physical Geography
Physiography and Geology
Climate and Hydrology
Hydro System
Geohydrology
Land and Soils
Fauna and Flora

Socioeconomic Scene
Introduction
Political Geography
Historical Perspective
Population
Independence and Present Scene—India
Sociopolitical Perspective—Bangladesh
Sociopolitical Perspective—Nepal
Sociopolitical Perspective—Bhutan
Economic Scene
Note

PART II CURRENT DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND STATE

Environmental Management—Historical Perspective
Introduction
Historical Perspective—Pre-British Scene
British Period
Water Resources Development
Land
Forests

Developments in Nepal and Bhutan
Introduction
Nepal
Bhutan

Post-Independence Development—India
Introduction
Water
Land
Fauna and Flora
Environmental Management
Conclusion

Environmental Management in Bangladesh
Introduction
Country Context
Environmental Scene
Environmental and Water Management
Water Resources Development
Flood Management
Water Resources Management in Bangladesh: Steps toward a New National Water Plan (NNWP)
Structure for Future National Water Management System
Service Sectors
Arsenic Challenge
Environmental Management
Vulnerability to Climate Change
Management in Long-Term Perspective
Conclusion
Notes

Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan Interaction
Introduction
Indo-Nepal Interrelation
Indo-Bhutan Interaction
Indo-Bangladesh Interaction
Introduction
Indo-Bangladesh Relations
Indo-Bangladesh Waters—Official Interactions
Augmentation Proposals
Developments from 1987
Overview
Note

Institutional Setup
Introduction
Pre-British Period
British Period
Post-British Period—India
Bangladesh
International Institutional Interaction
Some Perspectives and Institutional and Cultural Revolution
Conclusion
Notes

PART III PROPOSED REVOLUTIONARY POLICY

Current Scene and Official Future Perceptions
Introduction
Domestic Water Supply and Sanitation
Agriculture Demand and Agricultural Transformation
Rural Transformation
Manufacturing and Industrialization
Conservation of the Environment and Water
Challenge of Managing the Waters—A Perspective
Management of Environmental System
Climate Change
Conclusion
Note

Revolutionizing the Development and Management of Water— Conceptual and Policy Issues
Introduction
Development of Water—Historical Perspective
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
Societal–Environmental Systems Issues and Management
Societal–Environmental Systems Management (SESM) with Focus on Water
Societal–Environmental Systems Management Principle Implications for Management of Water
Systems Planning
Scenario Analysis
Some Advances in Modeling Technology
Study of Changes in Land Use and Land Cover
Management for Climate Change
Sustainable Development—Third World Perspective and Challenge
Environment, Development, and Participation
Dams—A Scientific Perspective
World’s First Anti-Dam Movement and India’s Societal Response
Institutional Issues—Culture Matters
Summary
Notes
Appendix 1: The National Water Mission
Soil Erosion and Its Management

Revolutionizing the Environmental Management of the GBM Basin
Introduction
Development Objective
Some Novel Technologies for Development of GBM Waters
Emphasizing Some Unique Contributions of the Proposed Revolutionary Technologies
Estimate of Water Availability Revolution
Overview of GBM Development
Integrated Development of GBM Basin
Some Specific Issues
Groundwater Management
Societal–Environmental Systems Management
Scientific Management of Water—Some Basic Perspectives
GBM Systems Planning
Perspective—Societal–Environmental Systems Management
Revolutionizing the Management
Modernization of the Spectrum of Activities
Culture Matters
Conclusion
Notes

Total Integrated Development of GBM—Policy and Implementation
Introduction
Rationale for Considering Total Integrated GBM Development
Nepal—Characteristics and Challenges
Bangladesh—Characteristics and Challenges
Assessment of the Current Official Proposals
Dealing with Dynamics of Delta Configuration
Scientific Management of GBM—Environmental Systems Perspective
New International Perspective of GBM Basin
Implementation of Integrated Development of GBM Basin
Conclusion
Notes

Conclusions
Notes

References

Index

CRC Press; August 2012
437 pages; ISBN 9781439873779
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