Monday, June 11, 2007

Water woes: The challenges

Water woes: The challenges: "
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the Himalayan glaciers are melting, with dire long-term consequences for water in the north. The newspaper headlines display the latest in the long running, still ongoing, Karnataka-Tamil Nadu dispute over the Cauvery. And the 40-plus degree heat in Delhi sends everyone running to the tanker trucks, handpumps, taps, or other water source.India has three interlinked sets of water woes: scarcity, institutional ambiguity, and, effectively, lack of infrastructure to distribute and recycle water. In a three part series, we intend to discuss the challenges, opportunities and policy priorities for addressing these issues. (snip)

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