Table of Contents

Water scarcity concepts.
Physical characteristics and processes leading to water scarcity.
Droughts and desertification.
Conceptual thinking in coping with water scarcity.
Surface water use and harvesting.
Groundwater use and recharge.
Using non-conventional water resources.
Water conservation and saving : concepts and performance.
Water conservation and saving measures and practices.
Social, economic, cultural, legal and institutional constraints and issues.