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Land and Hydropolitics in the Nile River Basin: Challenges and new investments

Land and Hydropolitics in the Nile River Basin: Challenges and new investments

1st Edition

Emil Sandstrom, Anders Jagerskog, Terje Oestigaard
January 11, 2019

The Nile River Basin supports the livelihoods of millions of people in Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda, principally as water for agriculture and hydropower. The resource is the focus of much contested development, not only between upstream and downstream neighbours, but also from countries...

Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance

Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance

1st Edition

Janice Gray, Cameron Holley, Rosemary Rayfuse
January 03, 2019

Governance of global water resources presents one of the most confounding challenges in contemporary natural resource governance. With considerable government, citizen and financial donor attention devoted to a range of international, transnational and domestic laws and policies aimed at protecting...

Legal Rights for Rivers: Competition, Collaboration and Water Governance

Legal Rights for Rivers: Competition, Collaboration and Water Governance

1st Edition

Erin O'Donnell
November 06, 2018

In 2017 four rivers in Aotearoa New Zealand, India, and Colombia were given the status of legal persons, and there was a recent attempt to extend these rights to the Colorado River in the USA. Understanding the implications of creating legal rights for rivers is an urgent challenge for both water...

Hydropower Development in the Mekong Region: Political, Socio-economic and Environmental Perspectives

Hydropower Development in the Mekong Region: Political, Socio-economic and Environmental Perspectives

1st Edition

Nathanial Matthews, Kim Geheb
August 23, 2018

The Mekong Basin is home to some 70 million people, for whom this great river is a source of livelihoods, the basis for their ecosystems and a foundation of their economies. But the Mekong is also currently undergoing enormous social, economic, and ecological change of which hydropower development...

Water, Creativity and Meaning: Multidisciplinary understandings of human-water relationships

Water, Creativity and Meaning: Multidisciplinary understandings of human-water relationships

1st Edition

Liz Roberts, Katherine Phillips
August 15, 2018

At a time of great turmoil and crisis, environmentally, socially and politically, water has emerged as a topic of huge global concern. Moreover, many argue that what is needed in order to change our relationship with the environment is a cultural paradigm shift. To this end, this volume...

Water and Cities in Latin America: Challenges for Sustainable Development

Water and Cities in Latin America: Challenges for Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Ismael Aguilar-Barajas, Jürgen Mahlknecht, Jonathan Kaledin, Marianne Kjellén, Abel Mejía-Betancourt
August 14, 2018

Approximately 80 per cent of the population of Latin America is concentrated in urban centres. Pressure on water resources and water management in cities therefore provide major challenges. Despite the importance of the issues, there has been little systematic coverage of the topic in book form....

Water, Climate Change and the Boomerang Effect: Unintentional Consequences for Resource Insecurity

Water, Climate Change and the Boomerang Effect: Unintentional Consequences for Resource Insecurity

1st Edition

Larry Swatuk, Lars Wirkus
July 30, 2018

In line with COP21 agreements, state-led climate change mitigation and adaptation actions are being undertaken to transition to carbon-neutral, green economies. However, the capacity of many countries for action is limited and may result in a ‘boomerang effect’, defined as the unintended...

Negotiating for Water Resources: Bridging Transboundary River Basins

Negotiating for Water Resources: Bridging Transboundary River Basins

1st Edition

Andrea Haefner
July 27, 2018

Over 90 per cent of the world population lives in countries that share a river basin with others. Freshwater resources are scarce and different nations, actors and users compete for limited resources in transboundary river basins; often conflicting with each other. Water is a resource with no...

Revitalizing Urban Waterway Communities: Streams of Environmental Justice

Revitalizing Urban Waterway Communities: Streams of Environmental Justice

1st Edition

Richard Smardon, Sharon Moran, April Karen Baptiste
June 15, 2018

The revitalizing and restoration of rivers, creeks and streams is a major focus of urban conservation activity throughout North America and Europe. This book presents models and examples for organizing multiple stakeholders for purposes of waterway revitalization—if not restoration—within a context...

Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean: Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy

Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean: Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy

1st Edition

Bárbara A. Willaarts, Alberto Garrido, M. Ramón Llamas
June 08, 2018

This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview on the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region over during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a regional approach,...

Water, Technology and the Nation-State

Water, Technology and the Nation-State

1st Edition

Filippo Menga, Erik Swyngedouw
May 23, 2018

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...

The Biopolitics of Water: Governance, Scarcity and Populations

The Biopolitics of Water: Governance, Scarcity and Populations

1st Edition

Sofie Hellberg
March 13, 2018

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...

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