|Jasveen Jairath||Independent Consultant and Researcher|
|Vishwa Ballabh||XLRI, Jamshedpur|
|© 2009||380 pages||SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd|
" Understand the concept of drought;
" Map the diversity in drought situations across South Asia;
" Identify responses to drought;
" Outline viable options for more integrated approaches to drought policies and mitigation strategies; and
" Initiate a process of dialogue on emerging drought issues.
Integrated water resources management acquires special meaning in the South Asian context, where resolution of some of the most pressing water problems requires regional cooperation. The central concern is the livelihood perspective of drought, the political economy of drought relief and dominance of supply-side approaches. This book aims to sensitize policy makers and practitioners to the need for initiating institutional changes for drought management in their respective countries.