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Water Security in Peri-urban South Asia: Adapting to Climate Change and Urbanization

Vishal Narain and Anjal Prakash

Abstract

This book explores the implications of urbanization and climate change for peri-urban water security in South Asia. Focusing on four locations in the region, namely Kathmandu (Nepal), Khulna (Bangladesh), and Hyderabad and Gurgaon (India), the book describes how climate change and urbanization shape peri-urban water security. The research documents the socio-technical mediation of water insecurity, describing both technological and institutional adaptive responses. In describing adaptation, the focus is both on planned and autonomous adaptation. The book further documents the differential vuln ... More

Keywords: water security, peri-urban, South Asia, climate change, adaptation, urbanization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199464166
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464166.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vishal Narain, editor
Associate Professor, Public Policy and Governance, at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, India.

Anjal Prakash, editor
Programme Coordinator of Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research, at International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal

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Introduction

Vishal Narain

1 Urban Burden on Peri-urban Areas

M. Shah Alam Khan, M. Shahjahan Mondal, Rezaur Rahman, Hamidul Huq, Dilip Kumar Datta, Uthpal Kumar, and Mohammad Rashed Jalal

2 Urbanization, Climate Change, and Water Security in Peri-urban Gurgaon, India

Vishal Narain, Pranay Ranjan, Sreoshi Singh, and Aman Dewan

4 Growing Urbanization, Changing Climate, and Adaptation in Peri-urban Kathmandu

Rajesh Sada, Ashutosh Shukla, Anushiya Shrestha, and Lieke Anna Melsen

5 Gendered and Caste Spaces in Household Water Use

Anjal Prakash and Sreoshi Singh

7 Local Perception of Climate Change

Rajesh Sada, Anushiya Shrestha, and Ashutosh Shukla

8 Mapping Gains and Losses from the Mayur Ecosystem

Purnamita Dasgupta, Prosun K. Ghosh, Rezaur Rahman, and M. Shah Alam Khan*

Conclusion

Anjal Prakash