PTCE3039 Syllabus - Integrated Water Resources Management - 2023 Regulation Anna University

PTCE3039 Syllabus - Integrated Water Resources Management - 2023 Regulation Anna University

PTCE3039

INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

 L T P C

3003

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
• Students will be introduced to the concepts and principles of IWRM, which is inclusive of the economics, public-private partnership, water & health, water & food security and legal & regulatory settings.

UNIT I

CONTEXT FOR IWRM

9

Water as a global issue: Key challenges – Definition of IWRM within the broader context of development – Key elements of IWRM - Principles – Paradigm shift in water management - Complexity of the IWRM process – UN World Water Assessment - SDGs.

UNIT II

WATER ECONOMICS

9

Economic view of water issues: Economic characteristics of water good and services – Non-market monetary valuation – Water economic instruments – Private sector involvement in water resources management: PPP objectives, PPP models, PPP processes, PPP experiences through case studies.

UNIT III

LEGAL ANDREGULATORYSETTINGS

9

Basic notion of law and governance: Principles of International and National law in the area of water management - Understanding UN law on non-navigable uses of International water courses - International law for groundwater management – World Water Forums – Global Water Partnerships - Development of IWRM in line with legal and regulatory framework: Case Studies.

UNIT IV

WATER AND HEALTH WITHIN THE IWRMCONTEXT

9

Links between water and health: Options to include water management interventions for health – Health protection and promotion in the context of IWRM – Global burden of Diseases - Health impact assessment of water resources development projects – Case studies.

UNIT V

AGRICULTURE IN THE CONCEPT OF IWRM

9

Water for food production: ‘blue’ versus ‘green’ water debate – Water foot print - Virtual water trade for achieving global water and food security - Climate Smart Agriculture - Current water pricing policy– Scope to relook pricing.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

COURSE OUTCOMES: On completion of the course, the student is expected to
CO1 Describe the context and principles of IWRM; Compare the conventional and integrated ways of water management.
CO2 Select the best economic option among the alternatives; illustrate the pros and cons of PPP through case studies.
CO3 Apply law and governance in the context of IWRM.
CO4 Discuss the linkages between water-health; develop a HIA framework.
CO5 Analyse how the virtual water concept pave way to alternate policy options.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Cech Thomas V., Principles of water resources: history, development, management and policy. John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York. Fourth Edition 2018.
2. Mollinga.P. etal “Integrated Water Resources Management”, Water in South Asia Volume I, Sage Publications, 2006.

REFERENCES:
1. Technical Advisory Committee, Dublin principles for water as reflected in comparative assessment of institutional and legal arrangements for Integrated Water Resources Management, Technical Advisory Committee Background Paper No: 3. Global water partnership, Stockholm, Sweden. 1999.
2. Technical Advisory Committee, Integrated Water Resources management, Technical Advisory Committee Background Paper No: 4. Global water partnership, Stockholm, Sweden. 2002.
3. Technical Advisory Committee, Effective Water Governance”. Technical Advisory Committee Background Paper No: 7. Global water partnership, Stockholm, Sweden, 2003.
4. Tony Allan, Virtual Water: Tackling the Threat to Our Planet’s Most Precious Resource, I. B. Taurus, 2011.
5. Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses. https://legal.un.org/ilc/texts/instruments/english/conventions/8_3_1997.pdf

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