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Transferable Groundwater Rights: Integrating Hydrogeology, Law and Economics

Transferable Groundwater Rights: Integrating Hydrogeology, Law and Economics

1st Edition

Andreas N. Charalambous
April 21, 2016

The principle of transferable groundwater rights is that by making water rights capable of being traded in the market, water resources can be used more sustainably and efficiently. Groundwater would achieve its economic value, by switching from the high volume-low value irrigation, which is...

The Mekong: A Socio-legal Approach to River Basin Development

The Mekong: A Socio-legal Approach to River Basin Development

1st Edition

Ben Boer, Philip Hirsch, Fleur Johns, Ben Saul, Natalia Scurrah
November 05, 2015

An international river basin is an ecological system, an economic thoroughfare, a geographical area, a font of life and livelihoods, a geopolitical network and, often, a cultural icon. It is also a socio-legal phenomenon. This book is the first detailed study of an international river basin from a...

Rules, Norms and NGO Advocacy Strategies: Hydropower Development on the Mekong River

Rules, Norms and NGO Advocacy Strategies: Hydropower Development on the Mekong River

1st Edition

Yumiko Yasuda
September 21, 2015

There is much controversy over the development of new dams for hydropower, where concerns for environmental protection and the livelihoods of local people may conflict with the goals of economic development. This book analyses the opportunities and barriers that NGOs and civil society actors face...

Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate

Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate

1st Edition

Anton Earle, Ana Elisa Cascao, Stina Hansson, Anders Jägerskog, Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal
May 26, 2015

Climate change has an impact on the ability of transboundary water management institutions to deliver on their respective mandates. The starting point for this book is that actors within transboundary water management institutions develop responses to the climate change debate, as...

Governing International Watercourses: River Basin Organizations and the Sustainable Governance of Internationally Shared Rivers and Lakes

Governing International Watercourses: River Basin Organizations and the Sustainable Governance of Internationally Shared Rivers and Lakes

1st Edition

Susanne Schmeier
May 22, 2015

This book focuses on River Basin Organizations as the key institutions for managing internationally shared water resources. This includes a comparative analysis of all River Basin Organizations worldwide and three in-depth case studies from three different continents. The detailed case studies are...

Water Management, Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies

Water Management, Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies

1st Edition

M. Dinesh Kumar, M.V.K. Sivamohan, Nitin Bassi
May 22, 2015

This book addresses strategies for food security and sustainable agriculture in developing economies. The book focuses primarily on India, a fast developing economy, whose natural resource base comprising land and water supporting agricultural production is not only under enormous stress, but also...

Governing Transboundary Waters: Canada, the United States, and Indigenous Communities

Governing Transboundary Waters: Canada, the United States, and Indigenous Communities

1st Edition

Emma S. Norman
November 21, 2014

Winner of the Political Geography Specialty Group's 2015 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award! With almost the entire world’s water basins crossing political borders of some kind, understanding how to cooperate with one’s neighbor is of global relevance. For Indigenous communities, whose...

Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management: Capacity, Equity and Sustainability

Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management: Capacity, Equity and Sustainability

1st Edition

Dominic Stucker, Elena Lopez-Gunn
August 21, 2014

The impacts of human-induced climate change are largely mediated by water, such as alterations in precipitation and glacial melt patterns, variations in river flow, increased occurrence of droughts and floods, and sea level rise in densely populated coastal areas. Such phenomena impact both urban...

Water Scarcity, Livelihoods and Food Security: Research and Innovation for Development

Water Scarcity, Livelihoods and Food Security: Research and Innovation for Development

1st Edition

Larry W. Harrington, Myles J. Fisher
August 12, 2014

This volume reviews the evolution of ten years’ learning and discovery about water scarcity, livelihoods, and food security within the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. It draws on the experiences of over 100 projects conducted in ten river basins in the developing world. ...

Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services: The Life-Cycle Cost Approach to Planning and Management

Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services: The Life-Cycle Cost Approach to Planning and Management

1st Edition

Livelihoods & Natural Resource Managment Institute, International Water & Sanitation Centre, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Watershed Support Services & Activities Network
December 24, 2013

Based on the work of the WASHCost project run by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), this book provides an evaluation of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors in the context of developing countries and is the first systematic study of applying the...

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