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Water Allocation Law in New Zealand: Lessons from Australia

Water Allocation Law in New Zealand: Lessons from Australia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jagdeepkaur Singh-Ladhar
July 24, 2020

This book analyses water allocation law and policy in New Zealand and offers a comparative analysis with Australia.  In New Zealand it is generally accepted that water allocation law has failed to be adequately addressed and New Zealand is now faced with the problem of over-allocation in many...

The Biopolitics of Water: Governance, Scarcity and Populations

The Biopolitics of Water: Governance, Scarcity and Populations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sofie Hellberg
April 01, 2020

Biopolitics refers to a form of politics concerned with administering and regulating the conditions of life at an aggregated level of populations. This book provides a biopolitical perspective on water governance and its effects. It draws on the work of Foucault to explore...

Water, Technology and the Nation-State

Water, Technology and the Nation-State

1st Edition

Filippo Menga, Erik Swyngedouw
March 04, 2020

Just as space, territory and society can be socially and politically co-constructed, so can water, and thus the construction of hydraulic infrastructures can be mobilised by politicians to consolidate their grip on power while nurturing their own vision of what the nation is or should become. This...

Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Water Diplomacy: A Principled and Pragmatic Approach

Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Water Diplomacy: A Principled and Pragmatic Approach

1st Edition

Shafiqul Islam, Kevin M. Smith
November 27, 2019

This book introduces the concept of Water Diplomacy as a principled and pragmatic approach to problem-driven interdisciplinary collaboration, which has been developed as a response to pressing contemporary water challenges arising from the coupling of natural and human systems. The findings of the...

Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary Approaches

1st Edition

Robyn Bartel, Louise Noble, Jacqueline Williams, Stephen Harris
October 10, 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...

Rivers and Society: Landscapes, Governance and Livelihoods

Rivers and Society: Landscapes, Governance and Livelihoods

1st Edition

Malcolm Cooper, Abhik Chakraborty, Shamik Chakraborty
July 29, 2019

Rivers and their watersheds constitute some of the most dynamic and complex landscapes. Rivers have sustained human communities, and human societies have utilized and altered river flows in a number of ways for millennia. However, the level of human impact on rivers, and on watershed environments,...

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Nile Basin: Implications for Transboundary Water Cooperation

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Nile Basin: Implications for Transboundary Water Cooperation

1st Edition

Zeray Yihdego, Alistair Rieu-Clarke, Ana Elisa Cascão
July 29, 2019

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will not only be Africa’s largest dam, but it is also essential for future cooperation and development in the Nile River Basin and East African region. This book, after setting out basin-level legal and policy successes and failures of managing and sharing...

China's International Transboundary Rivers: Politics, Security and Diplomacy of Shared Water Resources

China's International Transboundary Rivers: Politics, Security and Diplomacy of Shared Water Resources

1st Edition

Lei Xie, Jia Shaofeng
July 25, 2019

China has forty major transboundary watercourses with neighbouring countries, and has frequently been accused of harming its downstream neighbours through its domestic water management policies, such as the construction of dams for hydropower. This book provides an understanding of water security...

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...

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