The river Cauvery—an inter-state river shared by the southern states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, as well as the Union Territory of Pondicherry—has often been in the news for the fight over its waters between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. What dominates the issue is the conflicting demands for irrigation from the plateau region of Karnataka and the delta region in Tamil Nadu.
With increasing concern over water security, water governance worldwide is undergoing a gradual change.
"In search of old ideas" - A discussion of the draft national water policy 2012, by Jayanta Bandopadhyay in The TelegraphPosted on 22 Feb, 2012 05:05 PM
Author: Jayanta Bandopadhyay
Article and image courtesy: The Telegraph
Interdisciplinary approach to water management: From the uplands to the coast - The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna BasinPosted on 30 Dec, 2011 11:04 AM
In this paper, Jayanta Bandopadhyay explains the need for an interdiscipliinary framework for water resource management. He states that this framework needs to include ecological, social, economic and institutional perspectives. These perspectives are essential to facilitate cooperation over the management of transboundary rivers.