This paper is aimed at understanding the drinking water status and management approaches adopted in four coastal villages of Karnataka. Saltwater intrusion, seasonal scarcity and groundwater depletion are the common problems encountered

Management of water resources is crucial for supporting livelihoods, particularly marginal communities. The study aims at understanding the livelihood patterns of fishermen within the
Tungabhadra sub basin, a tributary of river Krishna located in peninsular India. Household surveys, focus group discussions and interviews were carried out in order to understand the