Books and Book Reviews
"Taral Darpane Samajer Mukh" by Joya Mitra – Bengali translation of Anupam Mishra's booklet "Tairne Wala Samaj Doob Raha Hai" on floods in BiharPosted on 21 Jul, 2012 04:19 PM
The second edition of the book came out in 2008 just after the devastating Bihar floods in the year when the river thundered down from the Himalayas on its way to the sea sweeping half of Bihar.
Handbook on scaling up solid and liquid waste management in rural areas by Water and Sanitation Program, World BankPosted on 16 Jul, 2012 02:41 PM
This handbook by Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank seeks to address the gap existing in the programmatic aspects of waste management in rural areas. It focuses on planning, institutional, community mobilization and financial dimensions of implementing waste management program.
Privatisation of water services in New Delhi : Myth and reality - Report by Water Privatisation - Commercialization Resistance CommitteePosted on 09 Jul, 2012 12:40 PM
Residents of Delhi have been protesting against privatisation of water atleast since 2005.
The book covers entire eras from the ancient to the current period. It also gives information about the structural, financial and institutional aspects of tank construction and management.
The full book is available for download on the India Water Portal. Please right-click on the cover page image of the book, and select 'Save link as', to download the full book.
About the book:
Climate change is real and coping with it is major concern in coming days. Most of the books written and sold in the past need updating and customizing. The general description of climate change and world will not help the professionals and students. It needs to seen area wise as a professional will work in specific geographic area. Hence an effort is made to collect data from Asia which host most populated countries along with ecological hot spots.
Water - Asia's new battleground by Brahma Chellaney: A new book from the Georgetown University PressPosted on 12 Jul, 2011 01:48 PM
The battles of yesterday were fought over land. Those of today are over energy. But the battles of tomorrow may be over water. Nowhere is that danger greater than in water-distressed Asia.