Sharing blue gold: Locating water conflicts in India

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National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore (2015)



Most academic work on water and water conflicts in India has narrow thematic and sectoral foci; the linkages across sectors and themes are generally not drawn. This edited volume fills an important gap by bringing together scholars from various disciplines to look at water conflicts with an approach that is simultaneously collaborative and interdisciplinary. It is the result of a two-day consultation organised at NIAS by the institute's 'Water Programme' on 15th and 16th of March in 2010 held to bring together academics and practitioners from India, with a variety of disciplinary and regional backgrounds, to discuss and understand the issues surrounding intersectoral and interstate water sharing and conflicts (and their possible relationships) from a multidisciplinary perspective.The chapters contained in this volume bring perspectives from across India by featuring conflicts from states as different from each other as Kerala, Odisha, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Himachal Pradesh.