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000031819 037__ $$a303
000031819 041__ $$aEnglish
000031819 100__ $$aLannerstad, M.
000031819 100__ $$a Molden, D.
000031819 245__ $$aAdaptive Water Resource Management in the South Indian Lower Bhavani Project Command Area.
000031819 245__ $$b
000031819 260__ $$c2009
000031819 260__ $$bInternational Water Management Institute (IWMI)
000031819 260__ $$aColombo, Sri Lanka
000031819 490__ $$aIWMI Research Report
000031819 490__ $$b129
000031819 520__ $$aThis report explores the theory and practice of Adaptive Water Management (AWM) based on a detailed field study in the Lower Bhavani Project (LBP) in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. A five-step framework is used to analyze the extent to which AWM is practiced and how it could be improved. The analysis shows that the LBP system has increasingly fulfilled the criteria of a complex adaptive system over the years. The main uncertainty factor, rainfall variability, has been considered in a stepwise way during the system change cycles and has been included in the LBP system design. The study shows that in spite of contending with an imperfect irrigation system design and intense competition for water resources, water resource managers and farmers are able to adapt and continue to reap benefits from a productive agricultural system.
000031819 653__ $$aSupplemental irrigation
000031819 653__ $$a Groundwater
000031819 653__ $$a Irrigated farming
000031819 653__ $$a Rice
000031819 653__ $$a History
000031819 653__ $$a Case studies
000031819 653__ $$a Crop management
000031819 653__ $$a Reservoirs 
000031819 653__ $$a Irrigation canals
000031819 653__ $$a Water scarcity
000031819 653__ $$a River basins
000031819 653__ $$a Water resource management
000031819 653__ $$a Irrigation programs.
000031819 8564_ $$uhttp://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/Publications/IWMI_Research_Reports/PDF/PUB129/RR129.pdf$$yExternal link
000031819 980__ $$aREPORT