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Conjunctive water use, Maharashtra, India

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:10 by Frank Simpson, Girish Sohani
The research project, Conjunctive Use of Water Resources in Deccan Trap, India, involved BAIF Development Research Foundation and University of Windsor Earth Sciences. They worked in partnership with the tribal and rural people of Akole Taluka, Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra. Participatory management and evaluation were key elements of the project. The goal was to improve management of water resources in Akole Taluka. The purpose was to design a management strategy for a year round water supply, with a focus on domestic needs. The authors were the Canadian and Indian project leaders. The funding agency was the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa. Simpson and Sohani (1998) gave a summary of the project, with an emphasis on the sustainability of its results. The present account deals with some aspects of project research.


The help of the Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad, and the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre, Nagpur, is gratefully aknowledged.



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SIMPSON, F. and SOHANI, G., 2000. Conjunctive water use, Maharashtra, India. IN: Pickford, J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene - Challenges of the Millennium: Proceedings of the 26th WEDC International Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 5-9 November 2000, pp.42-45.


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