Suggested Citation: Mittra, Sonali, Rudresh Sugam, Arunabha Ghosh. 2014. Collective Action for Water Security and Sustainability: Preliminary Investigations. New Delhi: Council on Energy, Environment and Water.
In collaboration with 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG), this study analyses the factors for collective action for water security and sustainability in India at different hydrological scales. It evaluates four national and two global case studies and describes the analytical framework and methodology used. The study discusses collective action factors’ significance in the Indian context using a coding scheme and factors’ rating.
The study derives its motivation from the preliminary investigation conducted for the National Water Platform (NWP) in India, published by CEEW and 2030 WRG in 2013. It is set against the backdrop of interdependencies and insecurities among four actors in the country’s water ecosystem — the government, the civil society, the industry sector, and bilateral and multilateral donors — obstructing collective cross-sectoral efforts for sustainable water management.
Source: CEEW Field Visit to R.K Puram Village and Peddavagu Village in Kurnoor district, Andhra Pradesh in August 2014
Factors for collective action on a scale of significance
Source: Author’s Analysis