International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security
Paradigm Shift in Water Resource Management in Drylands of India:
M.M.H. College (C.C.S. University) Ghaziabad, India
The contemporary civilization is confronted with many challenges. The degradation of water resources is one of the challenges. In recent years, rational use and conservation of water resources has become one of the crucial issues of the millennium not only for the international scientific community but for the Indian scientists, geo-hydrologists, geographers, managers and policy makers. Water is vital to all forms of life on earth and is a trigger for a host of life supporting processes. Thus, the management of water resources is vital for both sustainable development and environmental security. That is why, the issue of water resource management in drylands that are climatically and agriculturally fragile and water is essential for survival of population, has been chosen for this study.