This background paper draws together information concerning water supplies, rural development and rural livelihoods on Andhra Pradesh.
The paper is arranged in three basic parts. The first gives basic details about the state of Andhra Pradesh and its people. The second discusses issues of interest to the project – poverty, water, livelihoods and convergence. The third outlines one view of the way forward – covering demand management, participatory natural resource management, action research, good governance and knowledge management - and is meant to be a basis to initiate discussion, not a wish-list of future action. Annexures with relevant details, and a list of references, follow.
WHIRL Project Working Paper 3. Prepared for WHIRL project workshop on ‘Water Supply & Sanitationand Watershed Development: positive and negative interactions’,Andhra Pradesh, India, 5-14 May 2001. 70 pp.
Water and Sustainable Rural Livelihoods in Andhra Pradesh: Background paper