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    India: Diagnostic assessment of select environmental challenges, Volume 2: Economic growth and environmental sustainability: what are the tradeoffs?

    Description
    This report addresses the tradeoffs involved in controlling local pollutants such as particles from fossil fuel combustion in India. The report analyses the effects of reducing pollution on economic development and GDP and finds that the health benefits outweigh the loss of GDP. This report was published by The World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    The World Bank Group
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16028
  2. Title

    India: Diagnostic assessment of select environmental challenges, Volume 3: Valuation of biodiversity and ecosystems services in India

    Description
    This report attempts to estimate the social and financial costs of environmental damage in India from three pollution damage categories: urban air pollution, inadequate water supply and indoor air pollution as well as four natural resource damage categories: agricultural damage, rangeland degradation, deforestation and natural disasters. The report goes on to estimate the likely effects of policies to reduce environmental damage on the country's GDP. This report was published by The World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    The World Bank Group
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16029
  3. Title

    India: revitalizing Punjab's agriculture

    Description
    This report studies the development and growth of agriculture in the Punjab region of India, including its historic position as the state's centre of rice and wheat production and the region's three current key concerns of restoring growth, promoting sustainable use of natural resources and rationalizing fiscal outlays on the sector. It covers developments and outcomes; policies, public expenditures and provision of public services; and options and recommendations. This report was published by The World Bank in 2003.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/14433
  4. Title

    Indicators of sustainable agriculture: a scoping analysis

    Description
    This report explores the methods and analysis of a scoping exercise to identify a preliminary list of indicators related to agriculture and the environment and proposes next steps for developing indicators that measure the environmental sustainability of agriculture.
    Author
    Katie Reytar; Craig Hanson; Norbert Henninger
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/wrr_installment_6_sustainable_agruiculture_indicators.pdf
  5. Title

    Institutions in the Mekong Delta of Cambodia - findings from a situation analysis

    Description
    This paper focuses on property rights and collective action in the Mekong region of Cambodia and describes institutional arrangements in water management for community based aquaculture in two villages in this area. This paper was originally published by The WorldFish Center in the Proceedings of the CBFM-2 International Conference on Community Based Approaches to Fisheries Management which took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 6-7 March 2007
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_927.pdf
  6. Title

    Investing in water infrastructure: capital, operations and maintenance

    Description
    This paper provides background information for development practitioners in the water and other infrastructure sectors. It outlines the major challenges related to financing the gap in global water infrastructure, including those systems that provide urban and rural water supply, and sanitation and irrigation services. It highlights investment needs for the sector and goes on to make a number of suggestions and recommendations for using funds more efficiently and improving water infrastructure. This report was published by the World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Diego J. Rodriguez; Caroline van den Berg; Amanda McMahon
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17252
  7. Title

    Irrigation and water policies in the Mekong region: current discourses and practices

    Description
    This report documents current irrigation and water policies in countries of the Mekong region, reviewing planning issues, water policies and legal frameworks, the setting up of water policy "apex bodies," participatory policies, and integrated water resource management/river basin management. This report was published by IWMI in 2005.
    Author
    Francois Molle
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.095
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    Livestock environment and development in watersheds

    Description
    This paper analyses critical issues which affect the environment and livelihoods of livestock rearing communities in India (including access to land resources, scarcity of fodder, access to drinking water, livestock services and credit) and makes a series of recommendations which will ensure that livestock rearing continues to be a viable livelihood option for the poor and that preserves and nurtures the ecosystem.
    Author
    Ranjitha Puskur; B. R. Mangurkar; Ravindra A.; A. K. Joseph; V. Padmakumar
    Publisher
    Capitalisation of Livestock Programme Experiences India (CALPI); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/wairdocs/lead/ae764e/ae764e00.htm
  9. Title

    Lower Krishna Basin trajectory: relationships between basin development and downstream environmental degradation

    Description
    This paper describes how basin water development can lead to downstream environmental degradation, particularly soil and groundwater salinization, increasing pollution, disappearing mangroves and wetland dessication illustrated through the case study of the Krishna River Basin in South India. This paper was published by IWMI in 2008.
    Author
    Jean-Philippe Venot; Bharat R. Sharma; Kamineni V. G. K. Rao
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.125
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    Making climate your business: private sector adaptation in Southeast Asia

    Description
    This report assists businesses in Southeast Asia to understand the need to adapt to climate change; to learn what others are doing in government, civil society and the private sector to promote adaptation; and to identify the risks and opportunities that climate change impacts present and act on them.
    Author
    Lauren Withey; Karin Borgerson; Kirk Herbertson; Heather McGray; Jacqui Dixon; Marie Morice; Richard Welford; Helen Roeth
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/making-climate-your-business
  11. Title

    Managing the invisible: understanding and improving groundwater governance

    Description
    This report introduces groundwater as a resource and describes the important role of groundwater in the domestic, industrial and agricultural water supply. It highlights some key challenges to this supply, including climate change and excessive abstraction, and goes on to make a number of suggestions for policies and governance strategies that would safeguard this critical supply of water. It also provides some case studies from developing countries that support the implementation of groundwater management initiatives. This report was published by the World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Marcus Wijnen; Benedicte Augeard; Bradley Hiller; Christopher Ward; Patrick Huntjens
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17228
  12. Title

    Mitigating climate change through restoration and management of coastal wetlands and near-shore marine ecosystems

    Description
    This report describes the important role that coastal wetland and near-shore marine ecosystems can play in mitigating the effects of climate change. It introduces the characteristics and dynamics of these ecosystems and then goes on to make a number of recommendations for climate change mitigation activities in these areas. This report was published by the World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Stephen Crooks; Dorothée Herr; Jerker Tamelander; Dan Laffoley; Justin Vandever
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18318
  13. Title

    Modernization strategy for irrigation management: Karnataka - India - Gandorinala and Bennithora Projects

    Description
    This paper reports on a training workshop on modernization of irrigation management organized in 2007 with a focus on the Gadorinala and Bennithora projects in India. It aims to highlight ways that policy-makers can ensure that diagnosis and solutions are investigated properly in modernization projects, to suggest some specific strategies to managers of the Gandorinala and Bennithora projects on how they should start the management and operation of these new irrigation systems and to introduce a progressive modernization plan with some initial steps taken for monitoring.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap436e/ap436e.pdf
  14. Title

    Modernization strategy for irrigation management: Karnataka - India Hemavathi Project - CNNL

    Description
    This paper reports on a training workshop on modernization of irrigation management organized in 2007 with a focus on the Hemavathi project in India. It aims to highlight ways that policy-makers can ensure that diagnosis and solutions are investigated properly in modernization projects, to suggest some specific strategies to managers of the Hemavathi project on how they should conceptualize the modernization of irrigation management and to introduce the MASSCOTE and RAP exercises.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap435e/ap435e.pdf
  15. Title

    Over heating: financial risks from water constraints on power generation in Asia: India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

    Description
    This report presents a framework for investors and analysts to assess the risk of impacts from water-related issues, including growing water scarcity and declining water quality, on thermal and hydroelectric power generation plants, focusing particularly on publicly listed power generation companies in India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
    Author
    Amanda Sauer; Piet Klop; Sumeet Agrawal
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/over-heating
  16. Title

    Participatory action research on climate risk management, Bangladesh

    Description
    This report analyzes the vulnerability of rural populations of southern Bangladesh to the future impacts of climate change and assesses the potential of an index-based insurance scheme, designed diversification and better information products to improve adaptive capacity. This is assessed through a study of the vulnerability of people in four villages that are experiencing different levels of soil salinity. This report was published by The WorldFish Center in 2012.
    Author
    M. Braun; M. Saroar
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_3448.pdf
  17. Title

    Poisoning the mind: arsenic contamination and cognitive achievement of children

    Description
    This study examines the effect of the consumption of arsenic-contaminated drinking water (arsenicosis) at school and at home on the cognitive achievement of children in rural Bangladesh. This document, Policy Research Working Paper 4510, was published by The World Bank in February 2008.
    Author
    Mohammad Niaz Asadullah; Nazmul Chaudhury
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6371
  18. Title

    Productivity growth and sustainability in post-Green Revolution agriculture: the case of the Indian and Pakistan Punjabs

    Description
    This article attempts to determine the long-term productivity and sustianability of irrigated agriculture in the Indian and Pakistan Punjabs by measuring trends in total factor productivity for production systems in both states since the advent of the Green Revolution. This article was published by WorldBank in 2001.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17123
  19. Title

    Protecting the oceans from land-based activities

    Description
    This report examines the land-based sources and activities that affect the quality and uses of the marine, coastal and associated freshwater environment including the most serious problems of alteration and destruction of habitats and ecosystems, effects of sewage on human health, widespread and increased eutrophication, declines of fish stocks and other renewable resources and changes in sediment flows due to hydrological changes. It was published in 2001.
    Publisher
    GESAMP (IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection)
    http://www.gesamp.org/publications/publicationdisplaypages/rs71
  20. Title

    Rainwater harvesting: a lifeline for human well-being

    Description
    This report examines the use of rainwater harvesting as a sustainable method of accessing rainfall and soil water resources while maintaining a healthy ecosystem. It examines rainwater harvesting for managing watershed ecosystems and agro-eco systems, for water security, for adaptation opportunities to climate change and forests as rainwater harvesting systems. This report was published in 2009.
    Publisher
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
    http://www.unwater.org/downloads/Rainwater_Harvesting_090310b.pdf
  21. Title

    Recommendation domains for pond aquaculture: country case study: development and status of freshwater aquaculture in Bangladesh

    Description
    This case study provides an overview of historical aquaculture development in Bangladesh, studying particularly agro-ecological conditions, farming systems, aquaculture potential, institutional capability for diffusion, socioeconomic conditions, market demand, input-output delivery systems, policy environment and the potential for aquaculture development. This document was published by The WorldFish Center in 2008.
    Author
    Madan M. Dey; Manik L. Bose; Md. Ferdous Alam
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_1104.pdf
  22. Title

    Reducing food loss and waste

    Description
    About 24 percent of all calories currently produced for human consumption are lost or wasted. This report examines the implications of this amount of loss and waste, profiles a number of approaches for reducing it and presents five recommendations for how to move forward on this issue.
    Author
    Brian Lipinski; Craig Hanson; James Lomax; Lisa Kitinoja; Richard Waite; Tim Searchinger
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/reducing-food-loss-and-waste
  23. Title

    Remediation of arsenic for agriculture sustainability, food security and health in Bangladesh

    Description
    This report presents the results of a pilot field study of arsenic risk management in crop production in Bangladesh. The study examined: the impact of raised bed aerobic rice production; the effect of soil arsenic on rice, maize and wheat in an outdoor net house pot study; the impact of soil arsenic on wheat grown in farmers fields around the experimental rice site; and, the arsenic content and water chemistry of deep irrigation tube wells. The report was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2007.
    Author
    John M Duxbury; Golam Panaullah; Sasha Koo-Oshima (editor)
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap102e/ap102e.pdf
  24. Title

    Review of tropical reservoirs and their fisheries: the cases of Lake Nasser, Lake Volta and Indo Gangetic Basin reservoir

    Description
    This report collates and analyses data on tropical inland fisheries in three river basins (including the Ganghes/Brahmaputra Basin in India) to improve knowledge of the opportunities available to increase productivity in environmentally and socially sustainable systems. The data includes a description of the area; fishery resources and production systems; climatic, hydrological, chemical and biological features; fish and fisheries in reservoirs and management practices.
    Author
    P. A. M. van Zwieten; C. Bene; J. Kolding; R. Brummett; J. Valbo-Jorgensen
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i1969e/i1969e00.htm
  25. Title

    River salinity and climate change: evidence from coastal Bangladesh

    Description
    This paper presents a study conducted in Bangladesh, which quantifies the prospective relationship between climate-induced changes in sea level, temperature, rainfall, and altered riverine flows from the Himalayas, and the spread and intensity of salinization on river water in the coastal zone for 2050. It predicts that these changes will lead to significant drinking water shortages in coastal urban areas and scarcity of water for irrigation for dry-season agriculture. This report was published by the World Bank in 2014.
    Author
    Susmita Dasgupta; Farhana Akhter Kamal; Zahirul Huque Khan; Sharifuzzaman Choudhury; Ainun Nishat
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17735

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