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Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary Approaches

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Robyn Bartel, Louise Noble, Jacqueline Williams, Stephen Harris
July 30, 2019

This book explores creative interdisciplinary and potentially transformative solutions to the current stalemate in contemporary water policy design. A more open policy conversation about water than exists at present is proposed – one that provides a space for the role of the imagination and is...

Transboundary Water Governance and International Actors in South Asia: The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin

Transboundary Water Governance and International Actors in South Asia: The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin

1st Edition

Paula Hanasz
May 21, 2019

International organisations such as the World Bank began to intervene in the transboundary water governance of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin in the mid-2000s, and the South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI) is its most ambitious project in this regard. Yet neither SAWI nor other...

Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation

Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation

1st Edition

Elisa Kochskämper, Edward Challies, Nicolas W. Jager, Jens Newig
May 20, 2019

Does participatory governance benefit the environment? The European Water Framework Directive (WFD), which came into force in 2000 with the aim of revolutionizing European water governance, mandates participatory river basin management planning across the European Union. The belief of European...

Drip Irrigation for Agriculture: Untold Stories of Efficiency, Innovation and Development

Drip Irrigation for Agriculture: Untold Stories of Efficiency, Innovation and Development

1st Edition

Jean-Philippe Venot, Marcel Kuper, Margreet Zwarteveen
April 16, 2019

Initially associated with hi-tech irrigated agriculture, drip irrigation is now being used by a much wider range of farmers in emerging and developing countries. This book documents the enthusiasm, spread and use of drip irrigation systems by smallholders but also some disappointments and...

Community Management of Rural Water Supply: Case Studies of Success from India

Community Management of Rural Water Supply: Case Studies of Success from India

1st Edition

Paul Hutchings, Richard Franceys, Stef Smits, Snehalatha Mekala
April 15, 2019

The supply of reliable and safe water is a key challenge for developing countries, particularly India. Community management has long been the declared model for rural water supply and is recognised to be critical for its implementation and success. Based on 20 detailed successful...

Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia: Epistemologies, Practices and Locales

Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia: Epistemologies, Practices and Locales

1st Edition

Ravi Baghel, Lea Stepan, Joseph K.W. Hill
April 15, 2019

The dramatic transformation of our planet by human actions has been heralded as the coming of the new epoch of the Anthropocene. Human relations with water raise some of the most urgent questions in this regard. The starting point of this book is that these changes should not be seen as the result...

Global Water Ethics: Towards a global ethics charter

Global Water Ethics: Towards a global ethics charter

1st Edition

Rafael Ziegler, David Groenfeldt
March 21, 2019

Scholarly interest in water ethics is increasing, motivated by the urgency of climate change, water scarcity, privatization and conflicts over water resources. Water ethics can provide both conceptual perspectives and practical methodologies for identifying outcomes which are...

The Politics of Fresh Water: Access, conflict and identity

The Politics of Fresh Water: Access, conflict and identity

1st Edition

Catherine M. Ashcraft, Tamar Mayer
February 04, 2019

Water scarcity is not simply the result of what nature has to offer but always involves power relations and political decisions. This volume discusses the politics of the freshwater crisis, specifically how access to water is determined in different regions and historical periods, how conflict is...

Water and Rural Communities: Local Politics, Meaning and Place

Water and Rural Communities: Local Politics, Meaning and Place

1st Edition

Lia Bryant, with Jodie George
February 04, 2019

The overall theme of this book concerns the multiplicity and complexities of discursive constructions of water in Western economies in relation to irrigation communities. The authors argue that the politics of place is given meaning in relation to local knowledges and within multiple and...

Water Regimes: Beyond the public and private sector debate

Water Regimes: Beyond the public and private sector debate

1st Edition

Dominique Lorrain, Franck Poupeau
February 04, 2019

In recent years the water sector has undergone profound institutional, economic and political transformations. Some countries have encouraged privatization of water services, but in many cases this has provoked adverse reaction to such a neoliberal and market-based approach to this common shared...

Legal Frameworks for Transparency in Water Utilities Regulation: A comparative perspective

Legal Frameworks for Transparency in Water Utilities Regulation: A comparative perspective

1st Edition

Mohamad Mova Al'Afghani
February 04, 2019

Transparency in the regulation of water utilities is essential in order to ensure quality and fairness. This book explores and compares different regulatory arrangements in the water utilities sectors in three jurisdictions to determine which regulatory and ownership model is most transparent and...

Environmental Water Markets and Regulation: A comparative legal approach

Environmental Water Markets and Regulation: A comparative legal approach

1st Edition

Katherine Owens
January 11, 2019

River systems around the world are degraded and are being used unsustainably. Meeting this challenge requires the development of flexible regimes that have the potential to meet essential consumptive needs while restoring environmental flows. This book focuses on how water trading frameworks can be...

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