Water is increasingly becoming scarce resource in most of the developing world. New sources of water are becoming more difficult to develop than before because of technological, economic and environmental reasons. Since future development of developing countries is dependent on ensuring that adequate quantity and quality of water is available for various uses, efficient planning of water resources at national levels has become an urgent necessity. This volume analyses national water master plans from India, Egypt, Mexico and Nepal, and reviews the World Bank experiences in this area. Finally, the specific conclusions and recommendations are drawn from all the case studies.
Edited by A.K. Biswas, C.T. Herrera, H.V. Garduño and C. Tortajada, 1997, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 278 pages.