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Social and economic impacts of investments in groundwater: Lessons from Pakistan and Bangladesh

Authors
  • Johnson, S.H.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1986
Source
CGSpace
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Language
English
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Abstract

In K. C. Nobe and R. K. Sampath (Eds.) Irrigation management in developing countries: Current issues and approaches. Boulder, CO: Westview Press / Examines the social, technical, and economic aspects of the massive investment in groundwater development in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Describes many of the physical parameters of the two systems which rely heavily on tube wells in order to focus on government policy concerning groundwater development and documents the economic and social impacts of the policies. The first two sections detail groundwater development and management in Pakistan and Bangladesh respectively. The final two sections discuss the social and economic impacts and the long-term implications of current policies. Lastly, the author draws some conclusions that may be used by the two countries, or other countries, as they expand groundwater development in the future.

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