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Urban Water Sustainability: Constructing Infrastructure for Cities and Nature

Urban Water Sustainability: Constructing Infrastructure for Cities and Nature

1st Edition

Sarah Bell
January 11, 2018

The provision of a safe and reliable water supply is a major challenge for the world's growing urban populations. This book investigates the implications of different developments in water technology and infrastructure for urban sustainability and the relationship between cities and nature. The...

Rivers and Society: Landscapes, Governance and Livelihoods

Rivers and Society: Landscapes, Governance and Livelihoods

1st Edition

Malcolm Cooper, Abhik Chakraborty, Shamik Chakraborty
December 19, 2017

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,...

Freshwater Ecosystems in Protected Areas: Conservation and Management

Freshwater Ecosystems in Protected Areas: Conservation and Management

1st Edition

C. Max Finlayson, Angela H. Arthington, Jamie Pittock
December 07, 2017

Freshwater ecosystems have the greatest species diversity per unit area and many endangered species. This book shows that, rather than being a marginal part of terrestrial protected area management, freshwater conservation is central to sustaining biodiversity. It focuses on better practices for...

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
November 22, 2017

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...

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
October 30, 2017

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...

Water Governance, Policy and Knowledge Transfer: International Studies on Contextual Water Management

Water Governance, Policy and Knowledge Transfer: International Studies on Contextual Water Management

1st Edition

Cheryl De Boer, Joanne Vinke-de Kruijf, Gül Özerol, Hans Th. A. Bressers
October 27, 2017

In an increasingly global community of researchers and practitioners, new technologies and communication means have made the transfer of policies from one country or region to another progressively more prevalent. There has been a lot of attention in the field of public administration paid to...

Water as a Catalyst for Peace: Transboundary Water Management and Conflict Resolution

Water as a Catalyst for Peace: Transboundary Water Management and Conflict Resolution

1st Edition

Ahmed Abukhater
October 27, 2017

Examining international water allocation policies in different parts of the world, this book suggests that they can be used as a platform to induce cooperation over larger political issues, ultimately settling conflicts. The main premise is that water can and should be used as a catalyst for peace...

International Water Law and the Quest for Common Security

International Water Law and the Quest for Common Security

1st Edition

Bjørn-Oliver Magsig
October 23, 2017

The world’s freshwater supplies are increasingly threatened by rapidly increasing demand and the impacts of global climate change, but current approaches to transboundary water management are unsustainable and may threaten future global stability and international security. The...

Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing World

Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing World

1st Edition

Naho Mirumachi
July 11, 2017

This book examines the political economy that governs the management of international transboundary river basins in the developing world. These shared rivers are the setting for irrigation, hydropower and flood management projects as well as water transfer schemes. Often, these projects attempt to...

Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance

Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance

1st Edition

Laurence Smith, Keith Porter, Kevin Hiscock, Mary Jane Porter, David Benson
June 14, 2017

The central focus of this volume is a critical comparative analysis of the key drivers for water resource management and the provision of clean water – governance systems and institutional and legal arrangements. The authors present a systematic analysis of case study river systems drawn from...

Water, Power and Identity: The Cultural Politics of Water in the Andes

Water, Power and Identity: The Cultural Politics of Water in the Andes

1st Edition

Rutgerd Boelens
December 02, 2016

This book addresses two major issues in natural resource management and political ecology: the complex conflicting relationship between communities managing water on the ground and national/global policy-making institutions and elites; and how grassroots defend against encroachment, question the...

Contemporary Water Governance in the Global South: Scarcity, Marketization and Participation

Contemporary Water Governance in the Global South: Scarcity, Marketization and Participation

1st Edition

Leila M. Harris, Jacqueline A. Goldin, Christopher Sneddon
April 21, 2016

The litany of alarming observations about water use and misuse is now familiar—over a billion people without access to safe drinking water; almost every major river dammed and diverted; increasing conflicts over the delivery of water in urban areas; continuing threats to water quality from...

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