Water resources and services are integrated measures of social systems that range beyond the technical world and the IWRM requires a balance between competing views of social and political issues. This volume focuses on increased awareness of the human dimension, women's role, environmental protection, sustainability and food security aspects in achieving sustainable water management. Understanding the strategies used by small farmers, as well as how small farming systems work or why they fail, could shed light on the constraints they face and the measures to be taken to overcome them. It also draws key insights on movements promoting the involvement of grassroots communities in the sustainable management of their resources.
Shalinee Naidoo obtained her Master of Science degree cum laude in Microbiology from The University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa in 2014. Her research interests lie in Environmental Microbiology and water management. She has been involved in a range of research projects funded by The Water Research Commission and The Medical Research Council of South Africa. She is currently a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and a recipient of numerous scholarship programs including the Erasmus Mundus SAPIENT program between Europe and South Africa. She has spent time teaching Chemistry and English to children in Asia and is currently the founder of Scientist's Sanctuary, an online science communication company specialising in science writing and designing.