Show simple item record

Urban Water Systems in India: A Way Forward

dc.contributor.authorMihir Shah
dc.description.abstractUrban water and wastewater management are relatively under-studied subjects in India. The Indian urban space has been understood in an undifferentiated manner, which ignores the specificities deriving from the stage of urban development, the sources of water, as also the diverse nature of aquifers characterizing urban settlements. This paper provides a new presentation of the urban water problem and offers a set of solutions that are sustainable, both in ecological and financial terms, and seek to tackle the deep inequities in the urban water space in India. It highlights the significance of groundwater, the dark spot of Indian urban water planning and proposes a typology that could be used to comprehend the diversity of urban aquifer formations. The paper highlights the urban wastewater challenge and emphasises the need to work simultaneously on water and wastewater management. The paper advances a series of hypotheses, an initial analytical framework and the outlines of a way forward for urban water systems in India, which could provide a rich terrain for further research. The paper concludes with brief illustrative case-studies of two major emerging cities – Indore and Nagpur – where the new approach advocated in the paper could be fruitfully tried out.
dc.publisherIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
dc.titleUrban Water Systems in India: A Way Forward
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertUrban Plans
dc.subject.expertEconomic Development
dc.subject.expertUrban concentration
dc.subject.expertSewage management
dc.subject.expertSanitation services wastes
dc.subject.expertWater Shortage
dc.subject.adbAccess To Water
dc.subject.adbAvailable Water
dc.subject.adbDemand For Water
dc.subject.adbDrinking Water
dc.subject.adbDrinking Water And Sanitation
dc.subject.adbGroundwater Quality
dc.subject.adbManaging Water Resources
dc.subject.adbDemand For Water
dc.subject.adbUrban Development
dc.subject.adbUrban Conditions
dc.subject.adbUrban Areas
dc.subject.adbPublic Water Supplies
dc.subject.adbWater & Sanitation Assocation (Wasa)
dc.subject.adbWater And Sanitation
dc.subject.naturalUrban renewal
dc.subject.naturalLocal government
dc.subject.naturalFresh water
dc.subject.naturalWater quality management
dc.subject.naturalDrinking water protection
dc.subject.naturalWater quality
dc.subject.naturalWater availability
dc.subject.naturalPublic utilities
dc.title.seriesICRIER Working Papers
dc.contributor.imprintIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.authorShah, Mihir

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record