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Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent


Irrigation management for agriculture and rural development has a long history in South Asia, yet today it asserts a critical paradox: new scarcities are emerging, but irrigated agriculture still contributes vitally to food security and agro-industries. This collection of case studies from India and Nepal shows how irrigation management operates across complex dynamics of ecology, technology, and society, documenting interdisciplinary research approaches to study these. It takes the reader through irrigation technologies developed in different agro-ecological zones: large-scale public canal sy ... More

Keywords: irrigation management, irrigation technologies, irrigation institutions, irrigation design choices, irrigation reform, agrarian change, rural development, interdisciplinary water research, irrigation in India, irrigation in Nepal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198082927
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dik Roth, editor

Linden Vincent, editor

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