SAWAS aims to provide space for creative and free thinking on water, fostering debate, eliciting innovative alternatives, promoting original analyses and constructive critiques.

The articles, opinions and book reviews should be written preferably in English. Authors with English as a second language may choose to have their manuscripts professionally edited before submission to improve the English, as papers with poor expression will not be accepted.


    Country Editors

    Bangladesh


Dr. Sabina Faiz Rashid


    Bhutan


Mr. G. Karma Chhopel


    India


Dr. Deepa Joshi




Dr. Nitish Jha


    Nepal


Dr. Suresh Das Shrestha


    Pakistan


Dr. Abdul Majeed



    Sri Lanka


Dr. (Mrs) Champa Navarathne



Dr. M.M.M. Najim


Archives

 

Volume 5, Issue 2
2015
 
 
 South Asian Water Studies 
 Volume5, Issue 2, 2015
 
 
Editorial
Anjal Prakash
Volume5, Issue 2, 2015


 

Articles


  1. Standing at the feet of a tall man
    Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt


  2. A Tribute
    S. Janakrajan

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  3. An exemplary public intellectual
    Dipak Gyawali
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  4. Remembering Ramaswamy Iyer
    Depinder Kapur
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  5. Rivers have just lost a great voice of theirs
    My times and trysts with India's Water Wisdom

    Ranjan K Panda
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  6. Centre vs States
    Nitya Jacob
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  7. A dissenting voice in the water sector
    K. J. Joy
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  8. At the threshold between living and dying
    Book review of Living Rivers, Dying Rivers

    Safa Fanaian
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  9. Selected Works of Mr. Ramaswamy R Iyer
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Volume 5, Issue 1
2015
 
 
 South Asian Water Studies 
 Volume5, Issue 1, 2015


Editorial
Anjal Prakash
Volume5, Issue 1, 2015



 

Articles


  1. Exploring the Socio-Economic Impacts of Micro-Irrigation System (MIS): A Case Study of Public Tube wells in Gujarat, Western India
    P.K. Viswanathan & Chandrasekhar Bahinipati

  2. Achieving Food Security in Storm Surge-prone Coastal Polders of SouthWest Bangladesh
    Md. Gulam Kibria, Debanjali Saha, Tamanna Kabir, Taznin Naher, Sultana Maliha, M. Shahjahan Mondal

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  3. The Late Embrace of Urban Water-Service Privatization in India: A Political Economy Explanation
    Gregory Pierce
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  4. Water into whine Why deliberative governance of South Asia’s rivers is little more than a talk shop
    Paula Hanasz
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  5. Diverting the Flow: Gender Equity and Water in South Asia. Margreet Zwarteveen, Sara Ahmed, Suman Rimal Gautam, editors. Zubaan 2012. 623 pp.
    Vishal Narain
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Volume 4, Issue 2
June, 2014


South Asian Water Studies
Volume 4, Issue 2, June, 2014
 
SAWAS 4(2): full Pdf
 
 

Articles


  1. Trajectory of Urban River Degradation: People's Initiatives for Conservation and Restoration (A Case of Hanumante River in Bhaktapur, Nepal)
    Rajesh Sada

  2. Collating Field Experiences To Inform Structured Approaches For Gender And Equity In WASH In INDIA
    Sunetra Lala, Aidan Cronin, Malika Basu, Jyotsna
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  3. Maximizing the benefits of learning and knowledge management to tackle the sanitation challenge in India
    Carmen Da Silva, Sunetra Lala, V Kurian Baby, Joep Verhagen
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  4. Evaluation of Urban-Wastewater Quality for Irrigation: A Case Study of Khulna City, Bangladesh Kathmandu
    Masudur Rahman, Uzzal Kumar Mridha and Nazia Hassan
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Volume 3, Issue 3
February, 2013


South Asian Water Studies
Volume 3, Issue 3, February, 2013

SAWAS 3(3): full Pdf


Editorial

Integrated Perspectives to Water Management in South Asia
Anjal Prakash and Chanda Goodrich
SAWAS 3(3)


Articles

  1. Interdisciplinarity in Water Research, Education and Activism in South Asia: Some Reflections and the Way Forward

    Priya Sangameswaram, Vishal Narain and K. J. Joy
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  2. Organizing Water Education Regionally: The Innovations, Experiences and Challenges of Three Southern Water Networks

    Edwin Rap, Anjal Prakash and Margreet Zwarteveen
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  3. Situational Analysis of Women Water Professionals in South Asia

    Seema Kulkarni
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  4. 'The Times of Hope and Despair': Gender at the Crossroads of Water and Sanitation in Bangladesh

    Fouzia Mannan
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Book Reviews


  1. Land Reform in Developing Countries: Property Rights and Property Wrongs

    Joe Hill
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  2. Knowledge to Policy: Making the Most of Development Research Reference

    Medhavi Sharma
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Volume 2, Issue 2


Editorial

  1. Water Governance Challanges in South Asia

    Vishwa Ballabh
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Articles

  1. DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPERATIONAL IWRM FRAMEWORK IN A SELECTED SMALL SCALE WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT SECTOR PROJECT: In Bangladesh

    Sarah Nowreen, M. Shah Alam Khan, Hamidul Huq
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  2. OVERVIEW OF WATER ALLOCATION PRACTICES IN UTTAR PRADESH AND UTTARAKHAND WITH A SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO FUTURE DEMANDS

    Nitin Kaushal and Madan Lal Kansal
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  3. EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN WATER RESOURCE GOVERNANCE: THE CASE OF BANGLADESH

    A.K.M. Jahir Uddin Chowdhury and Golam Rasul
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Book Reviews

  1. New Forms of Urban Governance in India- Shifts, Models, Networks and Contestations

    Edited by I.S.A. Baud and J. De Wit
    Sage Publications
    Vasundhara dash
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  2. Waterscapes: The Cultural Politics of a Natural Resource

    Ed. Amita Baviskar. Ranikhet, Uttaranchal,
    Permanent Black Pub, 2007, 374 p., ISBN 81-7824-176-5
    Sumathi Sivam
    Full Text-PDF


Perspective

  1. AID, TECHNOLOGY AND PROJECT DEPENDENCE: A Case of Institutional Weakening of Water Sector from Sri Lanka

    N. C. Narayanan and Sunil Thrikawala
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Volume 2, Issue 1

June 2010

Editorial

Changing Water Governance in India: Taking the Longer View

P.P. Mollinga and S.P. Tucker
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Articles

  1. Tanks in the Tungabhadra Sub-Basin and an IWRM Strategy for Tanks: The Long and the Short View

    Suhas Paranjape and K.J. Joy
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  2. Irrigation Governance Challenges: Perspectives and Initiatives in Andhra Pradesh

    Sanjay Gupta
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  3. The Place of the Tribunal in Inter-State Water Disputes

    Narendar Pani
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  4. New Laws Establishing Independent Regulatory Agencies in the Indian Water Sector: Long Term Implications for Governance

    Subodh Wagle  and Sachin Warghade
    Full Text-PDF


  5. Lessons from an Employee Survey in an Irrigation Department in North India

    Harry E. Cantle
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Book Reviews

  1. Water, Ecosystems and Society: A confluence of Disciplines

    Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Sage Publications, 2009. pp 191
    A call for convergence of disciplines for Integrated Water Management
    Anjal Prakash
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  2. Resisting Reform?  Water Profits and Democracy

    Kshithij Urs and Richard Whittell , 2009. pp 169
    Politics associated with Policy Making
    Vishwa Ballabh
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Volume 1, Issue 2

Articles

  1. Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts and Regional Cooperation on Water and Hazards in the Himalayan Region

    Madhav B. Karki and Rameshananda Vaidya
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  2. The Conception, Design, and Implementation of IMT in Pakistan’s Punjab: A Public Policy Reflection

    Mehmood Ul Hassan
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  3. Gone Land, Gone Water : Crossing Fluid Boundaries in Periurban Gurgaon and Faridabad, India

    Vishal Narain
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  4. Water Use Conflict between Agriculture and Fisheries in a Selected Water Resources Development Project in Bangladesh

    Sonia Binte Murshed and M. Shah Alam Khan
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Book Reviews

  1. Integrated Water Resources Management: Global theory, Emerging Practice and Local Needs

    Eds. Peter P. Mollinga, Ajaya Dixit and Kusum Athukorala, Sage Publications, New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London, 2006. pp 403
    Droughts and Integrated Water Resource Management in South Asia: Issues, Alternatives and Futures
    Eds. Jasveen Jairath and Vishwa Ballabh, Sage Publications, 2008, pp xx+356
    'Discourses on IWRM'
    Ramaswamy R Iyer
    Full Text-PDF


  2. Taming the Anarchy: Groundwater Governance in South Asia

    Tushaar Shah, Resources for the Future, Washington D.C, 2008. pp 302
    Linden Vincent
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Perspective

  1. Pluralized Water Policy Terrain = Sustainability and Integration

    Dipak Gyawali
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Volume 1, Issue 1

Editorial

  1. South Asia’s Water Resource Systems at the Crossroads

    Vishwa Ballabh
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Articles

  1. Water Rights in Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems in India: Equity, Rule Making,

    Hydraulic Property and the Ecology
    Peter P. Mollinga
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  2. Methods of Valuation of Water Resources: A Review

    Nilanjan Ghosh and Jayanta Bandhopadhyaya
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  3. Urbanization and peri-urbanization: Aggressive competition and unresolved conflicts

    The case of Chennai city in India
    S. Janakarajan
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  4. Building an Advocacy Coalition for River Sand Mining Affected Stakeholders in Sri Lanka

    Kusum Athokorala
    Full Text-PDF


  5. Hydropower Development in Nepal: Enquiry into the Benefits of a Pluralistic Policy Terrain

    Ajaya Dixit
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Book Reviews

  1. Governance of Water –Institutional Alternatives and Political Economy

    (Ed. Vishwa Ballabh)
    Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd., New Delhi, 2008
    V.S. Vyas
    Full Text-PDF


  2. Towards Water Wisdom: Limits, Justice and Harmony

    Ramaswamy R Iyer
    Sage Publications, New Delhi. 2007
    Holding Alternate Vision,
    Anjal Prakash
    Full Text-PDF


Perspective

  1. Putting Cultural Politics into Water Politics

    Amita Baviskar
    Full Text-PDF


 

 

Critical Review

Understanding and governing the peri-urban: some critical reflections
Dik Roth

Down the drain: the tragedy of the disappearing urban commons of Bengaluru
Hita Unnikrishnan, Seema Mundoli, B. Manjunatha, Harini Nagendra

Original Articles

Governance of flooding risks in informal settlements in satellite cities in the Mumbai region
Nidhi Subramanyam, Charlotte MacAlister

Urbanization, climate change, and water (in)security in peri-urban areas of postearthquake Kathmandu valley
Anushiya Shrestha, Rajesh Sada

Urban political ecology of water in Darjeeling, India
Gopa Samanta, Kaberi Koner

Rural to urban groundwater market: demand management option vs. environmental sustainability
Prakash Nelliyat

Knowledge incompatibilities and decline of common property resources: a case study of rainwater harvesting systems in urban Bikaner
Anushree Singh

Applicability of decentralized, small-scale vs. centralized, large-scale Sewage Treatment Plants for urban sanitation: a case study from Sri Lanka
S. Thrikawala, M. I. Sudasinghe, L.W. Galagedara, E.R.N. Gunawardena, N.C. Narayanan

Commentary

Recognizing sustainability frontiers in the peri-urban
Fiona Marshall


Institutional approaches to peri-urban research: added value and conceptual approach
Sharlene L. Gomes , Leon M. Hermans


The waterscapes of governance
Sahil Patni, Kala Bada


Book Reviews

New slow city- living simply in the world's fastest city
Denise Fernandes


Conflicts over natural resources in the global south: conceptual approaches
Nihar Gokhale


Neoliberalism and water: complicating the story of reforms in Maharashtra
Aditya Kumar Singh