OAI552 Syllabus - Participatory Water Resources Management - 2017 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OAI552 Syllabus - Participatory Water Resources Management - 2017 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OAI552

PARTICIPATORY WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

 L T P C

3003

OBJECTIVE:
• To gain an insight on local and global perceptions and approaches on participatory water resource management

UNIT I

FUNDAMENTALS: SOCIOLOGY AND PARTICIPATORY APPROACH

6

Sociology – Basic concepts – Perspectives- Social Stratification – Irrigation as a Socio technical Process - Participatory concepts– Objectives of participatory approach

UNIT II

UNDERSTANDING FARMERS PARTICIPATION

10

Farmers participation –need and benefits – Comparison of cost and benefit -Sustained system performance - Kinds of participation – Context of participation, factors in the environment – WUA - Constraints in organizing FA – Role of Community Organiser – Case Studies.


UNIT III

ISSUES IN WATER MANAGEMENT

9

Multiple use of water – Issues in Intersectoral Water Allocation - domestic, irrigation, industrial sectors - modernization techniques – Rehabilitation – Command Area Development - Water delivery systems

UNIT IV

PARTICIPATORY WATER CONSERVATION

10

Global Challenges -Social – Economic – Environmental - Solutions –Political - Water Marketing – Water Rights -Consumer education – Success Stories Case Studies

UNIT V

PARTICIPATORY WATERSHED DEVELOPMENT

10

Concept and significance of watershed - Basic factors influencing watershed development –- Principles of watershed management - Definition of watershed management – Identification of problems - Watershed approach in Government programmes –- People’s participation – Entry point activities - Evaluation of watershed management measures.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES: The students will be able to
• Gain knowledge on various processes involved in participatory water resource management.
• Understand famers participation in water resources management.
• Aware of the issues related to water conservation and watershed development.
• Get knowledge in participatory water conservation.
• Understand concept , principle , approach of watershed management.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Sivasubramaniyan, K. Water Management, SIMRES Publication, Chennai, 2011.
2. Uphoff.N., Improving International Irrigation management with Farmer Participation – Getting the process Right – Studies in water Policy and management, No.11, Westview press, Boulder,CO, 1986.
3. Tideman, E.M., “Watershed Management”, Omega Scientific Publishers, New Delhi, 1996.

REFERENCES:
1. Chambers Robert, Managing canal irrigation, Cambridge University Press, 1989

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