Third World Centre for Water Management

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Assessments of Impacts of Large Dams

Construction of large dams has been a controversial issue in recent years. Proponents of large dams claim that they deliver many benefits. In contrast, opponents argue that dams bring catastrophic losses to the society.

Research and Policy Publications

Foreword: Large Dams: Long Term Impacts on Riverine Communities and Free Flowing Rivers

Asit K. Biswas, Foreword of the book 'Large Dams: Long Term Impacts on Riverine Communities an [...]

Over the past three decades, mention of large dams often brings very different reactions from water and environment professionals. Water professionals generally consider dams as necessary structures, which are essential to ensure water, food and energy s [...]

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Understanding Emergent Participation Practices in Water Governance

Arwin van Buuren, Ingmar van Meerkerk and Cecilia Tortajada, 2019, International Journal of Wa [...]

This introductory article discusses the proliferation of different forms of participation in water governance. It is argued that creating public value through participation can only succeed when effective cocreation between public authorities and communi [...]

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India’s National Water Policy: ‘Feel Good’ Document, Nothing More

Chetan Pandit and Asit K. Biswas, 2019, International Journal of Water Resources Development, March

Three versions of the National Water Policy (NWP) have failed to make any perceptible difference in improving water management in India. The excuse that water is a state subject and thus central government cannot do much is not valid. States have always [...]

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Water Demand Management Strategies for Water-Scarce Cities: The Case of Spain

Cecilia Tortajada, Francisco González-Gómez, Asit K. Biswas and Joost Buurman, 2019, Sustainab [...]

This paper provides an overview of pricing and non-pricing measures to reduce domestic water consumption at the household levels in five urban areas in Spain. Analyses are based on questionnaires sent to water utilities that provide water services in the [...]

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Building Sustainability

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  • Muddy Waters

    Cities learn to renew their water sources and adapt to a rising clima [...]

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  • FESTSCHRIFT

    A Special Issue in honour to Prof Biswas

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  • https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/insight/india-s-vanishing-waters-10660554
  • India’s Vanishing Waters

    How will India avoid a looming water crisis?

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kitrqHJktxw
  • What’s causing India’s water crisis?

    Indian cities will face water problems like nothing we have seen before.

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  • Most Cited Article Collection

    Read the IJWRD Most Cited Award winning articles for free

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  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

    National University of Singapore

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  • http://www.routledge.com/books/series/WATER/
  • Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    New and published books of the Series.

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  • Routledge Geography, Planning & Urban Studies

    Browse a selection of articles from some of our most influential auth [...]

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  • Series on Water Resources Development and Management

    New and forthcoming titles in the Series

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  • International Water Resources Association

    Editorial Team of the Water International Journal

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About us

Efficient water management requires new knowledge and implementable solutions, as well as synthesis of current experiences from different parts of the world. The primary objective of the Centre is thus generation, synthesis and application of knowledge, and extensive global dissemination of the related information.