Inter State River Water Disputes

ISBN Number : 978-93-5299-379-6

Library Price : Rs.1280

Library Dollar Price : 51$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2018

No. Of Pages : 404

Book Weight :874

About The Book

Wisdom driven by humility in resolving the water disputes without any earlier precedence in the history of water disputes in the Indian context on eminent personalities before Bachawat Tribunal like Justice R.S. Bachawat and other members of jury, Sri H.M. Seervai, Sri P. Rama Chandra Reddy, Sri Andhyarjuna, Sri S.S. Javali, Sri K.K. Framji, Sri B.C. Angadi, Sri Mir Jaffar Ali, Sri M. Sitarama Sastry and many others in 60's and 70's inspired me to look into the Inter State Water Disputes in their various facets. The glimpse of such work is further evident before Narmada Tribunal, Cauvery Tribunal, cases on Babli Barrage, Cauvery Basin and Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal before Hon'ble Supreme Court.

The dispute resolving strategies of all the Tribunals like going for alternative available resources in allocating equitable shares to riparian States, scientific assessment in irrigation requirement and crop water requirements, ensuring justice to in basin areas and avoiding luxury in use of water in any part of basin or in service areas in utilising of river waters and avoiding or by correcting the perpetuating injustice done over negligence in allocations in proposed review of awards are some of the gems of wisdom in their work which influenced one and all engaged in the issues on river water.

The procedure of review of awards suggested makes new roads to be laid in bringing out scientific approach in water utilisations which is necessary in water deficit basins in coming periods with increasing demands of inhabitants without limiting itself to the concepts of attributed closed issues. I firmly believe that every Tribunal progressively building up new page or chapter in Indian Water Law in resolving water disputes with scientific approach and inspire many coming generations in analysing water issues with a lot of wealth of information which propels such process further.


Contents -

1. Rivers and River Valleys
2. The Evolution – Law on Inter State Rivers
3. Equitable Utilisation – Equitable Apportionment
4. Judgements of the Supreme Court: United States of America
5. Compacts and Treaties
6. Ecological and Environmental Needs
7. Epilogue

About The Author

Sri. S. Narasimha Rao is graduated from College of Engineering, Osmania University in 1983 and did his Masters in University of Roorkee.

- Worked in Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad and International Airports Authority of India at New Delhi before joining Irrigation and CAD Department in 1986 at Hyderabad.
- Developed software programme in Pascal language for the design of irrigation structures namely Standing Wave Flume (measuring structure) and retaining walls.
- Involved in the preparation of spillway gates operation schedule for Lower Manair Dam and also in stimulation studies (multi reservoir model) for Sriramsagar Project on Godavari River.
- Associated with sediment yield estimation in major projects using Remote Sensing techniques and also in the preparation of EIA & EMP project reports of major irrigation projects for getting Environmental Clearance from Government of India.
- Engaged in MIS & GIS packages for Operation & Maintenance of Irrigation projects.
- Associated mainly with the execution of many tunnelling, surge pool and pump house works of prestigious Kaleswaram Project, Mid Manair Project and also works at the gigantic Nagarjunasagar spillway and AMRP main tunnel.
- Presented number of papers at National level workshops and seminars on various aspects of Irrigation management.
- Undergone "Training of Trainers" in 1992 under USAID programme including study tour on Irrigation practices prevailing in various irrigation systems in USA, Mexico and Spain.
- Association with Late. Sri. G. Veera Reddy, Former Legal Counsel in the proceedings before Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal inspired to study the issues in depth in comparison with similar issues in various other river basins existing in the world.
- The present work "Inter-State River Water Disputes (International Outlook)" will definitely provide inspiration to the young engineers working in Irrigation & CAD Department and young advocates in understanding various aspects of Inter State River water disputes adjudication process.

Late G. Veera Reddy -

Former Sr. Legal Counsel (KWDT-II).

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