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Social differences in water resource management

  • Mehta, L.
Water security goes hand in hand with food security and is crucial for economic and social well-being. Water management strategies are necessary to meet national and communal needs according to their consumption. Large dams are seen as a panacea for water scarce areas. International dam-builders assert that the social and environmental costs of these schemes are marginal when compared to the benefits of hydropower and irrigation. The water shed management issues have been discussed but they pay insufficient attention to social differences. So, alternative approaches should be undertaken to benefit the society.

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