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Power, social capital and differential vulnerabilities: a study of water access in a peri-urban village of HaryanaWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013This article deals with the subject of water access in a peri-urban village of Haryana. It describes how power and social capital influence the flow of water. It argues that political power is a significant determinant influencing water security and those communities which lack the power to access w ater use social capital as an adaptiv e tool to enhance their w ater security.DocumentWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013Surface water salinity, being accentuated by the reduction in the dry season upland flows, now reaches as far as Khulna - a coastal city of Bangladesh highly exposed to climate change impacts. The projected sea level rise due to climate change would further aggravate the situation with the probability of increased spatial coverage and temporal duration of salinity.Document
Use of a shared river by urban and Peri-urban residents: water use conflicts and adaptation measuresWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013Khulna, the third largest metropolitan city (46 km) of Bangladesh, is vulnerable to climate change and unplanned urbanization process. The city has been identified as one of the 15 most climate change vulnerable cities of the world.DocumentWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013The rapid and haphazard urbanization in Kathmandu and expansion of built- up area in the peripheral rural landscapes has resulted in formation of the peri- urban areas which are now themselves transforming into urban forms, and simultaneously, water diverted or transferred from these areas is rapidly increasing.DocumentWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013Apart from modeling and quantitative analysis of climate change, it is also important to understand what local communities feel about climate change and how they are affected by it and are responding to those impacts in order to bring new policies and programmes in the particular area.DocumentWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013The rapid and haphazard urbanization in Kathmandu valley and expansion of built-up area to the peripheral rural landscapes has resulted to formation of Peri- urban areas which are now themselves transforming into urban form. This paper examines how the increasing urban water demand has put unprecedented pressure on groundwater resources in the peri-urban areas of Kathmandu valley.DocumentWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013Urbanization is a continued phenomenon all over the world. In Nepal, the processes of rapid urbanization initiated during the 1980s and accelerated in the following two decades. Kathmandu valley has been the most urbanized area of Nepal.Document
Gendered and caste spaces in household water use: a case of Aliabad Village in Peri-urban Hyderabad, IndiaWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2012One of the major changes in the water sector over the last few decades has been the enhanced thrust on institutional reforms, including the increasing recognition of the bottom-up approach to management as against the techno-centric top-down one. At the heart of this lies the concept of greater inclusiveness of all stakeholders, including women and people lower in socio-economic hierarchies.DocumentWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2010The recent Census of India (2011) throws some very interesting facts on the process of urbanisation in India. For the first time since Independence in 1947, the absolute increase in population is more in urban than in rural areas.Document
Urbanization, climate change and water security: a study of vulnerability and adaptation in Sultanpur and Jhanjhrola Khera in peri-urban Gurgaon, IndiaWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2012This paper describes how urbanization and climate change shape water insecurity in two villages, Sultanpur and Jhanjhrola Khera in periurban Gurgaon in the North-West Indian state of Haryana. Using ethnographic and participatory approaches, it documents the people's lived experience of a changing climate and water insecurity.