A study of community-based resource management of water in the Uttarakhand Himalayas: A network-theoretic perspective. | Department of Mathematics

A study of community-based resource management of water in the Uttarakhand Himalayas: A network-theoretic perspective.

Funding agency:  IDRC, Government of Canada.

This interdisciplinary project is a study of community-based natural water resource management (CBNRM) practices in some select villages of Tehri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand, India. It applies network theory as a formal method and proposes a structural framework to study and capture the dynamics of coupled social and ecological systems with reference to CBNRM strategies for water and water resources in the district. A scientific understanding of the CBNRM is important to sustainable and resilient management of water resources in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, where sustainable water resource management is currently a socialecological challenge. The core enquiry of the project opens up opportunities for decision-makers in the user community and in the state to respond with a better understanding of their own SES, its structure and behaviour to ensure an adaptable and sustainable socialecologial regime.

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