By İ H. Olcay Ünver, Rajiv K. Gupta, Ayşegül Kibaroğlu (auth.), İ. H. Olcay Ünver, Rajiv K. Gupta IAS, Ayşegül Kibaroğlu (eds.)

In the book's 4 components, the interdisciplinary method of many concerns contributes to the connection among water and poverty.

Part I contains articles at the conceptual and methodological matters touching on poverty aid via water assets improvement. It additionally deals research of quantitative measurements of poverty relief, together with a few techniques for making a Water Poverty Index. half II considers the institutional frameworks for administration of water and poverty aid. subject matters variety from community-based choice making to foreign management. half III encompasses discussions on participatory irrigation administration and the privatization of city water provides and sewerage and the hyperlink to poverty. Case reports from India, Turkey, and Jordan make up half IV. The reports current diversified water administration and improvement practices for poverty aid, together with sensible pricing and powerful irrigation practices, using water as an engine for sustainable improvement, small and big scale concepts for lowering the hazards and uncertainties in water availability and nutrients defense, the industrial price of more suitable water provides, and the optimistic influence of small-scale improvement initiatives.

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The generation of livelihoods, and thus the alleviation of poverty, are analyzed in terms of capital entitlements, and these have been identified as: • Natural capital • Physical capital • Financial capital • Human capital • Social capital In one sense, these capital entitlements can be equated to the factors of production, and these equally have to be combined to generate livelihood support. For development to take place that provides opportunities for continued welfare growth, these capital types must be utilized without bringing about their irreversible depletion.

It has been tested (and accepted) in three pilot countries (Tanzania, South Africa and Sri Lanka). It clearly has the potential for application in all countries (as with other indices), meaning that the implementation of the WPI will facilitate international comparisons2 • In the future, as technological improvements help in the resolution and storage of data, the WPI can be refined and improved, but at present, by making a start in the process of developing such a holistic management tool, the development of the WPI can begin to contribute to the process of more equitable and sustainable water management.

How different levels on a scale explain different social phenomena; 3. How theoretical propositions about phenomena on one spatial, temporal or quantitative-level of a scale may be generalized to another level (up and down scaling); 4. How processes may be optimized at particular points or regions on a scale. In addition to these difficulties of integrating data at different scales, there will also be a need to integrate data which may be both quantitative and qualitative, and one of the challenges in the development of the Water Poverty Index is to link these all of these data types in a meaningful and understandable way.

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