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    Améliorer la gestion des nappes phréatiques - GCP/GLO/277/GEF 2017
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    Groundwater provides a large portion of the increasing demand for water in all sectors. It also constitutes the main source of water in water-scarce regions, acts as a buffer against climatic extremes, and sustains crucial ecosystems services. The objective of the project was to embed a process of improved groundwater governance, to halt the current trend of resource depletion and degradation, and lead to positive environmental, social and economic benefits. In so doing, the project aimed to acc elerate the adoption of improved groundwater resource governance, from resource management institutions, to millions of individual users.
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    Mejora de la ordenación de las aguas subterráneas - GCP/GLO/277/GEF 2017
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    Groundwater provides a large portion of the increasing demand for water in all sectors. It also constitutes the main source of water in water-scarce regions, acts as a buffer against climatic extremes, and sustains crucial ecosystems services. The objective of the project was to embed a process of improved groundwater governance, to halt the current trend of resource depletion and degradation, and lead to positive environmental, social and economic benefits. In so doing, the project aimed to acc elerate the adoption of improved groundwater resource governance, from resource management institutions, to millions of individual users.
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    Smallholders and sustainable wells
    A Retrospect: Participatory Groundwater Management in Andhra Pradesh (India)
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    With 16 percent of the world’s population, India has 2.45 percent of the world’s land resources and 4 percent of its water resources. It is obvious that supply will barely match future demand. Around 50 percent of irrigated agriculture and 85 percent of rural drinking water comes from groundwater. Sustainable management of groundwater plays a major role in the agriculture sector, contributing to the economic development of a mainly agrarian country. Half of farmer households in India are indebted and the average outstanding loan increases with the size of the landholding. Smallholders, who have no access to irrigation make up a major portion of the worlds’ poor. In relation to operational area, the poor are well represented in groundwater irrigation. Over 60 percent of India’s irrigated area is dependent on some form of groundwater source. The people nearest the groundwater can best manage this resource, not agencies that visit every now and then. Therefore, t he nature, occurrence and behaviour of aquifer systems need to be understood by those most affected by changes in the system. Local organizations, government, civil society and the private sector all have important, and often unique, roles to play in participatory groundwater management (PGM). This publication is an attempt to describe these roles as they developed during the life of a set of projects in Andhra Pradesh. PGM is highly relevant for India’s rural development, given cu rrent groundwater development practice and related institutional capacities and policy initiatives. Without some method for putting management into the hands of users, the long-term viability of many rural communities is at risk.
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    Améliorer la gestion des nappes phréatiques - GCP/GLO/277/GEF 2017
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    Groundwater provides a large portion of the increasing demand for water in all sectors. It also constitutes the main source of water in water-scarce regions, acts as a buffer against climatic extremes, and sustains crucial ecosystems services. The objective of the project was to embed a process of improved groundwater governance, to halt the current trend of resource depletion and degradation, and lead to positive environmental, social and economic benefits. In so doing, the project aimed to acc elerate the adoption of improved groundwater resource governance, from resource management institutions, to millions of individual users.
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    Mejora de la ordenación de las aguas subterráneas - GCP/GLO/277/GEF 2017
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    Groundwater provides a large portion of the increasing demand for water in all sectors. It also constitutes the main source of water in water-scarce regions, acts as a buffer against climatic extremes, and sustains crucial ecosystems services. The objective of the project was to embed a process of improved groundwater governance, to halt the current trend of resource depletion and degradation, and lead to positive environmental, social and economic benefits. In so doing, the project aimed to acc elerate the adoption of improved groundwater resource governance, from resource management institutions, to millions of individual users.
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    Smallholders and sustainable wells
    A Retrospect: Participatory Groundwater Management in Andhra Pradesh (India)
    2013
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    With 16 percent of the world’s population, India has 2.45 percent of the world’s land resources and 4 percent of its water resources. It is obvious that supply will barely match future demand. Around 50 percent of irrigated agriculture and 85 percent of rural drinking water comes from groundwater. Sustainable management of groundwater plays a major role in the agriculture sector, contributing to the economic development of a mainly agrarian country. Half of farmer households in India are indebted and the average outstanding loan increases with the size of the landholding. Smallholders, who have no access to irrigation make up a major portion of the worlds’ poor. In relation to operational area, the poor are well represented in groundwater irrigation. Over 60 percent of India’s irrigated area is dependent on some form of groundwater source. The people nearest the groundwater can best manage this resource, not agencies that visit every now and then. Therefore, t he nature, occurrence and behaviour of aquifer systems need to be understood by those most affected by changes in the system. Local organizations, government, civil society and the private sector all have important, and often unique, roles to play in participatory groundwater management (PGM). This publication is an attempt to describe these roles as they developed during the life of a set of projects in Andhra Pradesh. PGM is highly relevant for India’s rural development, given cu rrent groundwater development practice and related institutional capacities and policy initiatives. Without some method for putting management into the hands of users, the long-term viability of many rural communities is at risk.
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    Améliorer la gestion des nappes phréatiques - GCP/GLO/277/GEF 2017
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    Groundwater provides a large portion of the increasing demand for water in all sectors. It also constitutes the main source of water in water-scarce regions, acts as a buffer against climatic extremes, and sustains crucial ecosystems services. The objective of the project was to embed a process of improved groundwater governance, to halt the current trend of resource depletion and degradation, and lead to positive environmental, social and economic benefits. In so doing, the project aimed to acc elerate the adoption of improved groundwater resource governance, from resource management institutions, to millions of individual users.
  • Thumbnail Image
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    Mejora de la ordenación de las aguas subterráneas - GCP/GLO/277/GEF 2017
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    Groundwater provides a large portion of the increasing demand for water in all sectors. It also constitutes the main source of water in water-scarce regions, acts as a buffer against climatic extremes, and sustains crucial ecosystems services. The objective of the project was to embed a process of improved groundwater governance, to halt the current trend of resource depletion and degradation, and lead to positive environmental, social and economic benefits. In so doing, the project aimed to acc elerate the adoption of improved groundwater resource governance, from resource management institutions, to millions of individual users.
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    Smallholders and sustainable wells
    A Retrospect: Participatory Groundwater Management in Andhra Pradesh (India)
    2013
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    With 16 percent of the world’s population, India has 2.45 percent of the world’s land resources and 4 percent of its water resources. It is obvious that supply will barely match future demand. Around 50 percent of irrigated agriculture and 85 percent of rural drinking water comes from groundwater. Sustainable management of groundwater plays a major role in the agriculture sector, contributing to the economic development of a mainly agrarian country. Half of farmer households in India are indebted and the average outstanding loan increases with the size of the landholding. Smallholders, who have no access to irrigation make up a major portion of the worlds’ poor. In relation to operational area, the poor are well represented in groundwater irrigation. Over 60 percent of India’s irrigated area is dependent on some form of groundwater source. The people nearest the groundwater can best manage this resource, not agencies that visit every now and then. Therefore, t he nature, occurrence and behaviour of aquifer systems need to be understood by those most affected by changes in the system. Local organizations, government, civil society and the private sector all have important, and often unique, roles to play in participatory groundwater management (PGM). This publication is an attempt to describe these roles as they developed during the life of a set of projects in Andhra Pradesh. PGM is highly relevant for India’s rural development, given cu rrent groundwater development practice and related institutional capacities and policy initiatives. Without some method for putting management into the hands of users, the long-term viability of many rural communities is at risk.

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