India is endowed with vast water resources including but not limited to lakes, rivers, swamps and underground aquifers. However, the way of life in India does not reflect this kind of wealth owing majorly to degradation and underutilization of these water resources. This review discusses the centrality of water resources in India's pursuit of the Sustainable Development of water resources (SDWR). Following the Sustainable Development Model, the paper thermatically reads and synthesizes the importance and potentials of water resources to India's development through exploring their contributions and limitations to the different economic sectors namely; agricultural and livestock production, energy, manufacturing and processing, tourism, health, fisheries, trade and other institutional mechanisms such as payment for ecosystem services (PES), mutual cooperation and economic cooperation. It is observed that sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (SDWR 6) will be central to the attainment of all the other SDWR (particularly SDWR1 (No poverty), 2 (No hunger), 3 (Good health), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land)) across India. Indian states should therefore increase their commitment to water conservation and management as this will significantly decide India's future development paths.
Sustainability, urban system, lake system, values, governance, Water resources conservation, Economicdrivers, Sustainable development goals.
NIRMAL BHARTI , Karna Varniya , Surendra Kumawat , RAMPRASAD KUMAWAT "SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 8 2019 Page 136-139
NIRMAL BHARTI , Karna Varniya , Surendra Kumawat , RAMPRASAD KUMAWAT "SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(8)