The research that led to the publication of this volume was initiated as part of the university cooperation programme ARCUS 2006-2008: India, developed by the Rhone-Alpes Region and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-ordinated by the University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France.
The water resources in the Indian cities of Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai are mismanaged as against a healthy scenario in the French city of Grenoble. As a solution to the issue, the WATER-UP model has been discussed with its application to the Indian cities. The pros and cons of various policy approaches with their national and international experiences have also been discussed at length as appropriate options to the Indian situation.
This volume which looks at the problem of access to water in urban and peri-urban areas of Indian and French metropolises will be invaluable for scholars of urban studies, development, environment and resource conservation, as well as for administrators and policy makers and persons responsible for water resources management.
The contributors include Anastasia Angueletou-Marteau, Mahfoud Boudis, Yves Saillard, Gundappa Sathyanarayana Sastry, Sivaraman Vanathy and Lingappam Vekatachalam.