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Water Politics: Governance, Justice and the Right to Water

Water Politics: Governance, Justice and the Right to Water

1st Edition

Farhana Sultana, Alex Loftus
September 24, 2019

Scholarship on the right to water has proliferated in interesting and unexpected ways in recent years. This book broadens existing discussions on the right to water in order to shed critical light on the pathways, pitfalls, prospects, and constraints that exist in achieving global goals, as well as...

The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society

The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society

2nd Edition

Arjen Y. Hoekstra
July 11, 2019

Using the water footprint concept, this impactful book aids our understanding of how we can reduce water consumption and pollution to sustainable levels. Since the publication of the first edition, the question of how to reduce our water footprint has become even more urgent. Freshwater scarcity...

Water Ethics: A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis

Water Ethics: A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis

2nd Edition

David Groenfeldt
March 01, 2019

Fully revised and updated, this second edition of Water Ethics continues to consolidate water ethics as a key dimension of water-related decisions. The book introduces the idea that ethics are an intrinsic dimension of any water policy, program, or practice, and that understanding what ethics are...

Flood Risk Management: Global Case Studies of Governance, Policy and Communities

Flood Risk Management: Global Case Studies of Governance, Policy and Communities

1st Edition

Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell, Matilda Becker
January 31, 2019

Our changing climate and more extreme weather events have dramatically increased the number and severity of floods across the world. Demonstrating the diversity of global flood risk management (FRM), this volume covers a range of topics including planning and policy, risk governance and...

Environmental Health Engineering in the Tropics: Water, Sanitation and Disease Control

Environmental Health Engineering in the Tropics: Water, Sanitation and Disease Control

3rd Edition

Sandy Cairncross, Sir Richard Feachem
November 21, 2018

This fully updated third edition of the classic text, widely cited as the most important and useful book for health engineering and disease prevention, describes infectious diseases in tropical and developing countries, and the effective measures that may be used against them.  The infections...

Equality in Water and Sanitation Services

Equality in Water and Sanitation Services

1st Edition

Oliver Cumming, Tom Slaymaker
July 24, 2018

There is growing acceptance that the progress delivered under the Millennium Development Goal target for drinking water and sanitation has been inequitable. As a result, the progressive reduction of inequalities is now an explicit focus of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, adopted in...

Water Stewardship and Business Value: Creating Abundance from Scarcity

Water Stewardship and Business Value: Creating Abundance from Scarcity

1st Edition

William Sarni, David Grant
March 08, 2018

The tangible value of increased water efficiency, reuse and recycling and improved social license to operate are moving more companies to adopt water stewardship strategies. This book frames an expanded strategy for water stewardship and business value creation, including brand value,...

The International Law of Transboundary Groundwater Resources

The International Law of Transboundary Groundwater Resources

1st Edition

Gabriel Eckstein
September 19, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive review of the state of international law as it applies to transboundary groundwater resources and aquifers. The main focus is on recent developments and the emerging international law for transboundary aquifers as reflected in the practice of states and the work...

Water Governance and Collective Action: Multi-scale Challenges

Water Governance and Collective Action: Multi-scale Challenges

1st Edition

Diana Suhardiman, Alan Nicol, Everisto Mapedza
September 13, 2017

Collective Action is now recognized as central to addressing the water governance challenge of delivering sustainable development and global environmental benefits. This book examines concepts and practices of collective action that have emerged in recent decades globally. Building on a Foucauldian...

Reconnecting People and Water: Public Engagement and Sustainable Urban Water Management

Reconnecting People and Water: Public Engagement and Sustainable Urban Water Management

1st Edition

Liz Sharp
May 23, 2017

Water management in industrialised western countries has long been seen as a technical process associated with pipes, drains and bureaucracies. This technical model of water management is now being questioned. This book examines the nature of contemporary water management and the...

Key Concepts in Water Resource Management: A Review and Critical Evaluation

Key Concepts in Water Resource Management: A Review and Critical Evaluation

1st Edition

Jonathan Lautze
June 19, 2014

The vocabulary and discourse of water resource management have expanded vastly in recent years to include an array of new concepts and terminology, such as water security, water productivity, virtual water and water governance. While the new conceptual lenses may generate insights that improve...

Contesting Hidden Waters: Conflict Resolution for Groundwater and Aquifers

Contesting Hidden Waters: Conflict Resolution for Groundwater and Aquifers

1st Edition

W. Todd Jarvis
June 03, 2014

The world increasingly relies on groundwater resources for drinking water and the provision of food for a growing population. The utilization of aquifer systems also extends beyond freshwater supply to include other resources such as heat extraction and the storage and disposal of substances. ...

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