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Water Resource Management

Water Resource Management

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Published by Devendra Sharma

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Published by: Devendra Sharma on Apr 08, 2012
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Water ResourcesManagement
Water is essential for socio-economic developmentand for maintaining healthy ecosystems. Properlymanaged water resources are a critical componentof growth, poverty reduction and equity. Thelivelihoods of the poorest are critically associatedwith access to water services.Energy demand will more than double in poor andemerging economies in the next 25 years andhydropower will need to be a key contributor toclean energy production.Floods and droughts will continue to threaten farmerlivelihoods and lowland economies.Besides the needs for these human activities wehave to ensure that the environmental water flowsrequired to maintain and ecosystems are alsomaintained.
It is important to understand the physical basis of a catchment before looking at water governanceand other issues related to water management.Within a catchment, water is found in a series of interconnected “reservoirs”.
 These reservoirs include surface water (overlandflow, stream-flow, lake, and floodplain wetlands),groundwater, and atmospheric water sources.
WRMRCDP focuses on two of these reservoirs –surface water and groundwater resources.
Physical Basis for WaterResources Management

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