Books and Book Reviews
Welcome to Water Voices from Around The World , a new book and voice for the water and life gracing our planet's biosphere. A water voice that flows through all kingdoms of life, as well as our human realms of science; philosophy; politics; history; art; economics; religion; society; music, and culture. Three years in the making - Water Voices is a tabletop (13 inches H x 10 inches W) hardcover book containing 230 pages and 400 color photographs - many with informative captions.
Arghyam Trust organised an interaction in Bangalore with Mr. Ramaswamy Iyer to mark the recent release of his book "Towards Water Wisdom: Limits, Justice and Harmony" . The release of Mr. Iyer's book is covered here: https://www.indiawaterportal.org/blog/index.php/2007/07/04/new-book-by-ramaswamy-iyer/
We at the Water Portal and Arghyam were very gratified as Mr. Iyer spoke briefly but warmly of the Portal and its usefulness as a resource on water issues. Photos from the event are below. Others in the photographs include Sunita Nadhamuni, CEO of Arghyam, Dr. L.C. Jain who introduced Mr. Iyer and particapated in the proceedings and Vishwanath Srikantaiah of the Rainwater Club and Arghyam
The subtitle is "Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India"
Author : Rohan D'Souza Oxford University Press
"Community Based Natural Resource Management"
Issues and Cases from South Asia
Ajit Menon, Praveen Singh, Esha Shah, Sharachchandra Lele, Suhas Paranjape, K.J. Joy
The Crossing Boundaries Project of the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) is currently in the process of preparing a Reader on "Role of Civil Society in Water Governance in South Asia"
(Image is from the Sage Publications webpage listed below)
TOWARDS WATER WISDOM
Limits, Justice, Harmony
RAMASWAMY R IYER : Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi