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  • Improving Irrigation in Asiaby Elinor Ostrom; Wai-Fung Lam; Prachanda Pradhan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    Improving Irrigation in Asia is based on a longitudinal study over two decades on innovative intervention for sustained performance of irrigation systems. The work identifies key factors that can help explain the performance of interventions, and explicates lessons for resource management and the management of development assistance. In 1985, the Water... more...

  • Irrigation Management Transferby Asian Development Bank

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 39.95

    Over the years, various factors like increased competition for water, fiscal constraints. faced by the government in continued subsidies for irrigation management, the. demonstrated improvement in water use equity and efficiency when managed by the. users, have led to the devolution of irrigation management to users. Irrigation. Management Transfer... more...

  • Sustainable Irrigation Management, Technologies and Policies IIIby C. A. Brebbia; A.M. Marinov; H. Bjornlund

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 206.00

    Fresh water is becoming an increasingly precious commodity. In the near future, control of it could lead to the type of political instability that is now associated with energy shortages. This book addresses the different aspects of irrigation, including not only the management of water resources and scientific and technical aspects, but also matters... more...

  • Blood and Waterby David Gilmartin

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 75.00

    The Indus basin was once an arid pastoral watershed, but by the second half of the twentieth century, it had become one of the world?s most heavily irrigated and populated river basins. Launched under British colonial rule in the nineteenth century, this irrigation project spurred political, social, and environmental transformations that continued... more...

  • Planning Irrigation Network and OFD Worksby Vinod Sharma

    New Age International Pvt. Ltd., Publishers 2005; US$ 20.00

    Irrigation is practiced from time immemorial in one form or the other. Now a situation has reached when land, water and power resources are a scarce commodity. Increase in population coupled with potential infrastructure requirement has greatly strained the scarce resources. The book explains how proper planning canal network and OFD works can save... more...

  • Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage Vby C. A. Brebbia; H. Bjornlund

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 240.00

    Irrigation, the biggest water user in most regions of the world is facing serious challenges in balancing social, economic and environmental needs for water.These proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage: Management, Technologies & Policies cover topics relating to the study of irrigation and water use. more...

  • America's Fight Over Waterby Kevin Wehr

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    This book inquires into the relations between society and its natural environment by examining the historical discourse around several cases of state building in the American West: the construction of three high dams from 1928 to 1963. more...

  • Asian Irrigation in Transitionby Ganesh Shivakoti; Douglas L. Vermillion; Wai-Fung Lam; Elinor Ostrom; Ujjwal Pradhan; Robert Yoder

    SAGE India 2005; US$ 88.95

    There is today a crucial need to revamp the management and governance of water systems in Asia in order to cater to the increasing demands of a growing group of users with diverse needs—urban settlements, industry, food producers and environmental needs. Written by a mix of international observers and practitioners, these essays cover a wide range... more...

  • Economics of Water Management in Agricultureby Thomas Bournaris; Julio Berbel; Basil Manos; Davide Viaggi

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 174.95

    This book includes a set of papers from distinguished scholars who critically examine economic issues relating to the relationship between water and agriculture, with a special focus on irrigation. Employing state of the art methodologies, they address the most relevant issues in water policy. The volume offers a wide spectrum of innovative approaches... more...

  • Incentives and Instruments for Sustainable Irrigationby H Bjornlund

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 170.00

    This book looks at Sustainable Irrigation in a holistic way, considering the multidisciplinary objectives of sustainable agriculture, sustainable water management, sustainable water infrastructure, sustainable irrigation communities and a sustainable environment, the need to reallocate water between competing users, and the need for water and food... more...