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Drought-Proofing through Groundwater Recharge : Lessons from Chief Ministers’ Initiatives in Four Indian States (English)

Indian agricultural communities are facing a crisis driven by, among other things, skewed terms of trade and farmers’ inability to deal with increasingly adverse climatic conditions. ... See More +

Report 145448 JUN 10, 2019

Verma,Shilp; Shah,Manisha Disclosed

Gender and indigenous institutions in agricultural water management (English)

The sustainability and poverty-reducing impacts of agriculture water development and water management projects are predicated upon inclusive institutions for infrastructure operation and maintenance and water management reform implementation. ... See More +

Brief 103538 JAN 01, 2016

Van Koppen,Barbara C.M.; Kuriakose,Anne T. Disclosed

Water resources management in the Ganges basin : a comparison of three strategies for conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water (English)

The most difficult water resources management challenge in the Ganges Basin is the imbalance between water demand and seasonal availability. More than 80 percent of the annual flow in the Ganges River occurs during the four month monsoon, resulting in widespread flooding. ... See More +

Working Paper 103892 JAN 24, 2014

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Uncertainty and climate variability in the design and operation of water resources projects : examples and case studies (Vol. 2) : Annexes (English)

There are two common problems in flood hydrology: 1) estimate the return period for a given flood; and 2) estimate the flood for a given return period. ... See More +

Publication 78255 NOV 01, 2011

Rodriguez-Iturbe, Ignacio; Valdes, Juan B. Disclosed

Water and climate change : impacts on groundwater resources and adaptation options (English)

Adaptation to climate impacts on groundwater resources in developed and developing countries has not received adequate attention. This reflects the often poorly understood impacts of climate change, the hidden nature of groundwater and the general neglect of groundwater management. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55027 JUN 01, 2010

Clifton, Craig; Evans, Rick; Hayes, Susan; Hirji, Rafik; Puz, Gabrielle; Pizarro, Carolina Disclosed

Groundwater resource accounting : critical for effective management in a 'changing world' (English)

Groundwater resource accounting provides the essential technical foundation for making sound management decisions. While normally expressed in terms of the 'groundwater balance' of a specified 'groundwater body' between recharge (replenishment) and discharge (including use) it is most important to realize that it is the detailed understanding and breakdown of the components of this balance which provide vital information for management. ... See More +

Brief 51785 OCT 01, 2009

Foster, Stephen; Perry, Chris; Hirata, Ricardo; Garduno, Hector Disclosed

India - Tamil Nadu : resolving the conflict over rural groundwater use between drinking water and irrigation supply (English)

This paper poses the key question as to what extent can carefully-deployed, low-cost, recharge structures be used to enhance groundwater resources and rejuvenate drinking water wells preferentially - and thus provide at least a medium-term solution to the problem of resource availability. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38811 SEP 01, 2004

Foster, Stephen; Garduno, Hector Spanish Disclosed

Stakeholder participation in groundwater management : mobilizing and sustaining aquifer management organizations : La participacion de los grupos interesados en la gestion del agua subterranea - movilizar y apoyar organizaciones de gestion de acuiferos (Spanish)

The note highlights the importance of stakeholder participation in groundwater management, because groundwater stakeholders are those who have an important interest in the resources of a specified aquifer. ... See More +

Brief 30094 JAN 01, 2003

Dumars,Charles; Foster,Stephen; Garduno,Hector; Nanni,Marcella; Tuinhof,Albert; Kemper,Karin Erika English, Arabic Disclosed

Management of aquifer recharge and subsurface storage : making better use of our largest reservoir (English)

Early 2001 the Netherlands National Committee of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (NNC-IAH) took the initiative to consult a group of prominent representatives from the Dutch hydrogeological community on the possibilities to emphasize the role of groundwater to battle today’s world water crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 103126 DEC 19, 2002

Tuinhof,Albert; Heederik, Jan Piet Disclosed

Groundwater in rural development : facing the challenges of supply and resource sustainability (Chinese)

Groundwater is of major importance to rural development in many countries of the world. As a result of its widespread distribution, low development cost, and generally excellent quality, it has been the fundamental resource allowing the rapid development of improved domestic water supplies for the rural population and in many areas has also supported a major increase of highly productive agricultural irrigation. ... See More +

Publication WTP463 MAR 31, 2000

Foster, Stephen; Chilton, John; Moencg, Marcus; Cardy, Franklin; Schiffler, Manuel English Disclosed

Groundwater in rural development : facing the challenges of supply and resource sustainability (English)

Groundwater is of major importance to rural development in many countries of the world. As a result of its widespread distribution, low development cost, and generally excellent quality, it has been the fundamental resource allowing the rapid development of improved domestic water supplies for the rural population and in many areas has also supported a major increase of highly productive agricultural irrigation. ... See More +

Publication WTP463 MAR 31, 2000

Foster, Stephen; Chilton, John; Moencg, Marcus; Cardy, Franklin; Schiffler, Manuel Chinese

Pakistan - Baluchistan Minor Irrigation and Agricultural Development Project (English)

The outcome of the Baluchistan Minor Irrigation and Agricultural Development Project for Pakistan was marginally satisfactory. The project achieved most of its objectives, its impact on institutional development was modest, sustainability is likely, and both the Bank and Borrower acted satisfactorily. ... See More +

Project Completion Report 13494 SEP 01, 1994

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Drought-Proofing through Groundwater Recharge : Lessons from Chief Ministers’ Initiatives in Four Indian States (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 145448 Report
Gender and indigenous institutions in agricultural water management (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103538 Brief
Water resources management in the Ganges basin : a comparison of three strategies for conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water (English)
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JAN 24, 2014 103892 Working Paper
Uncertainty and climate variability in the design and operation of water resources projects : examples and case studies (Vol. 2) : Annexes (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 78255 Publication
Water and climate change : impacts on groundwater resources and adaptation options (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 55027 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Groundwater resource accounting : critical for effective management in a 'changing world' (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 51785 Brief
India - Tamil Nadu : resolving the conflict over rural groundwater use between drinking water and irrigation supply (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 38811 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish
Stakeholder participation in groundwater management : mobilizing and sustaining aquifer management organizations : La participacion de los grupos interesados en la gestion del agua subterranea - movilizar y apoyar organizaciones de gestion de acuiferos (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2003 30094 Brief English, Arabic
Management of aquifer recharge and subsurface storage : making better use of our largest reservoir (English)
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DEC 19, 2002 103126 Working Paper
Groundwater in rural development : facing the challenges of supply and resource sustainability (Chinese)
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MAR 31, 2000 WTP463 Publication English
Groundwater in rural development : facing the challenges of supply and resource sustainability (English)
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MAR 31, 2000 WTP463 Publication Chinese
Pakistan - Baluchistan Minor Irrigation and Agricultural Development Project (English)
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SEP 01, 1994 13494 Project Completion Report