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Title: Water in deserts and public participation
Authors: Singh, Yatveer
Rathore, D S
Issue Date: Dec-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The word deserts gives the expression about the places where we can find: sand, high temperature, dry atmosphere and shortage of water. But the situation is almost different. The above situations can be found at several places but there is a variety of deserts in the world. For example in the desert areas, sandy plain lands can be found on some places whereas at other places salty lakes are also found in abunden. Generally, a desert can be decided the several factors such as annual rainfall, rainy days, temperature, atmospheric moisture etc. In this context, the division made by Peveril Meigs of UNESCO (in 1953) is well accepted. He has divided the deserts of the world in three series. In the language of the common people a desert is the place where water is not available. Hence, it can be said that water is of utmost importance in the deserts. It is well known that on the one hand nature has made deserts more dry, while on the other hand the water sources are available in the deserts in different forms. Water Conservation and re-use of water, etc are also required in deserts.
Page(s): 114-119
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Appears in Collections:BVAAP Vol.22(2) [December 2014]

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