21 May 2013

Aguanomics 101

Although every post on this blog offers valuable insights (and thicker, shinier hair!), I started tagging posts that cover the basics of aguanomics with "AG101."

By "basic aguanomics," I mean the concepts, ideas and solutions that will help us manage water for social and private uses, indefinitely.

Go ahead and browse through some of those posts (I need to go back into the archives to find more), but -- more important -- tell me AG101 topics that you'd like to see addressed. Then I can write a new post -- if one doesn't already exist!


  1. Re AG101 topics............I would like to see a comparison of all the water trading markets around the world (Chile, Australia, Oman, etc).

  2. India has been experiencing inordinately high daily temperatures coupled with water scarcity. Buying water or selling water for drinking purposes in villages was a taboo, since water being such a basic need, cannot be sold or bought. However, in urban areas all over, water is bought and in villages too, farmers pay Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 for 10 litres plastic pot at source and have to carry as head load or in hand. Usually women do this in villages. Sand mining activities in several villages have worsened the groundwater predicament. Yet there is no ban on sand mining in letter and spirit. Though farmers implicitly pay for groundwater (infrastructure), canal farmers pay nothing. Villagers are the worst sufferers of poor water management. Groundwater which meets more than 80% of irrigation and domestic needs is not recharged. India already in the predicament of water scarcity, will need to gear up and act to prevent doom's day.


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