PANUPS: Resource Pointer #126

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Resource Pointer #126

May 12, 1997

For copies of the following resources, please contact 
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.


*Sampling for Pesticide Residues in California Ground 
Water, 1997.* California Department of Pesticide 
Regulations (DPR). Presents findings of 1996 well water 
sampling in California, in which wells were sampled in 
every county for at least some of 121 pesticide active 
ingredients. Reports number of wells where pesticides 
were detected and number of times each pesticide was 
detected. DBCP was found more than any other pesticide 
(370 times out of 1,884 wells sampled) but none of these 
detections were verified in follow up analyses. 97 pp. 
Free. DPR, Environment Monitoring and Pest Management 
Branch, 1020 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814; phone (916) 
324-4100; fax (916) 324-4088.

*Ground water Markets in Pakistan: Participation and 
Productivity, 1996.* Ruth Meinzen-Dick, International 
Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Studies 
efficiency, equity and environmental impacts of ground 
water markets (in which farmers with access to ground 
water sell water to other farmers) in Pakistan. Explores 
government's options for improving farmers access to 
ground water for irrigation. Finds that agricultural 
productivity is increased through ground water markets. 
76 pp. Single copies free. IFPRI, 1200 Seventeenth 
Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-3006; phone (202) 862-
5600; fax (202) 467-4439; email ifpri@cgnet.com.

*Water Resources in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges 
and Implications for Action, 1997.* Mark W. Rosegrant, 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). 
Discusses threats to agricultural water supply from 
pollution, growing demand, salinization and other 
causes, and describes ways to increase water 
availability, including desalination, waste water reuse, 
capture and diversion of rainfall and using surface and 
ground water. Examines potential to manage water supply 
and/or water demand to conserve water supplies, and 
makes policy recommendations. 27 pp. Single copies free. 
IFPRI (see above).

*Subsidies in Watershed Development Projects in India: 
Distortions and Opportunities, 1996.* John M. Kerr, N.K. 
Sanghi, G. Sriramappa. Examines effects of subsidies on 
watershed development projects in India. Finds that 
direct subsidies can undermine agricultural development 
and poverty alleviation, and discusses alternatives to 
watershed subsidies. 23 pp. Contact International 
Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) for 
cost/order information. IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London 
WC1H Odd, UK; phone (44-171) 388-2117; fax (44-171) 388-
2826; email iiedagri@gn.apc.org.

*A People's Guidebook to the Environment, 1995.* Mary 
Antonette Beroya. Provides brief descriptions for many 
terms and concepts related to environmental topics, 
including toxic chemicals, water, desertification, 
energy and green development. Summarizes issues related 
to food security and pesticides such as globalization 
and PAN's Dirty Dozen campaign. 124 pp. US$10. 
Documentation for Action Groups in Asia (DAGA), 96, 2nd 
District, Pak Tin Village, Mei Tin Road, Shatin, NT, 
Hong Kong; phone (852) 691-1068; (852) 692-3805; email 

*NOTE* Aerial Pesticide Drift Management, described in Resource Pointer
#125, can be ordered via email. Send requests to Ron Noyes; email

We encourage those interested in having resources listed 
in the Online Resource Pointer to send review copies of 
publications, videos or other sources to our office 
(address listed below) or to contact Information Program 
Associate Adam Kirshner for further information.  

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