Water Governance

Water Governance

 A set of 13 articles comments upon the Mihir Shah's Committee report and is followed by a reply from the chair of the committee.

India’s existing structures of water governance, which focus on constructing supply systems, need a radical transformation to be able to address new challenges. This article points out that the...
There is a growing awareness that water endowments in India are severely under the threat of exhaustion and degradation. The focus since independence has been on intensifying utilisation of water...
This critique assesses if the National Water Framework Bill 2016 and the Mihir Shah Committee report are truly interdisciplinary and based on the principles of integrated water systems governance...
While welcoming the Mihir Shah Committee report for seeking to bring about a very important change in the current institutional structure of water management in the country, this article draws...
Welcoming the debate on the assumptions underpinning water resource monitoring in India triggered by the Mihir Shah Committee report, the authors suggest that the proposed National Water Commission...
The Mihir Shah Committee report analyses the complexity of the water sector in a finely nuanced manner and understands what needs to be done, but it fails to convince how its ideas could fructify...
The Mihir Shah Committee report lays a solid foundation for restructuring water governance in India. Yet, a few supplementary provisions could reinforce the report’s recommendations, nudging the...
The growing crisis in groundwater availability in India means that the time is ripe for a paradigm shift in the way we think about it. This article reviews recent developments that have opened up...
The Mihir Shah Committee report demands a paradigm shift, bringing the ecosystems perspective to the ways water is governed in India. This article argues that these governance reforms, though...

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