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xxv, 196 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction-- Analytical framework for water services and governance-- Water Services Evolution and Technology Development Theories in Finland, 1870-2010-- Integration of Water and Wastewater Utilities: A Case from Finland-- Safety of lead water pipes: History and Present-- . Fort C. Water re-cycling and sustainability: an historian examines South Australian futures-- Tempelhoff J. Rethinking mining in the face of changing water demand needs in South Africa-- Reflections on Colorado's Water Development and the Pursuit of Sustainable Growth in the Arid West-- The governance of large hydraulic infrastructure in Spain. A historical approach-- Centralisation of waterworks in the Netherlands-- Pietila P. Various roles of municipalities and WSS in Europe-- The birth, growth and decline of multinational water companies-- Issues of Governance and Citizenship in Water Services: a reflection on Latin American experiences-- Rusca M. &Schwartz K. Changes in Partnerships on WSS services from 1970s to 2010-- Water supply and sanitation history in Kenya and its relevance for the current water sector reforms-- The Curse of Novelty: how can water sector donors learn from experience?-- Reforming water services in Helsinki metropolitan area.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780400228 20160615
Water Services Management and Governance focuses on water services (water supply, wastewater services) and deals with connections between water resources and services and water resources. It covers water supply mainly in urban communities, sanitation and pollution control and water resources and their linkages to water services. This book is divided in to four key sections relating to governance frameworks, technology and socio-ecological interactions, government and governance, and long terms policies. The chapters analyse the complexity of the water services sector based on a historical analysis of developments within the sector. The underlying conviction is that only by understanding past trends, processes and developments can the current situation in the water services be understood. Only through this understanding can policies for sustainable water services in the future be formulated. The four key sections relate to governance frameworks, technology and socio-ecological interactions, government and governance, and long terms policies. Water Services Management and Governance raises awareness that an understanding of the past is a necessity to explore potential, probable and preferable futures. It is an essential basis for water sector reforms in any country, region or community. The book is written for experts in water utilities, ministries, municipalities, NGOs, donor agencies, private companies and regulators; as well as students and researchers in water policy and governance, and the management of water resources, services and infrastructure. EDITORS Dr. Petri S. Juuti is a historian, and Adjunct Professor in the universities of Tampere, Oulu and Turku. Tapio S. Katko , Civil engineer, Adjunct Professor, UNESCO Chairholder in Sustainable Water Services at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. Klaas Schwartz , Senior Lecturer, Urban Water Governance in the Department of Integrated Water Systems and Governance at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands. Assistant Editor: Riikka P. Rajala , Environmental Engineer, Post-Doctoral researcher in University of Tampere, Finland. REVIEWS "This welcome addition to the literature on water governance is a timely, thorough, and practical set of assessments of management challenges facing water service providers around the world. The diverse set of case studies, many of which focus on reforms to water supply provision, will be of interest to students and practitioners alike." KAREN BAKKER, Professor/Canada Research Chair, Director of the Program on Water Governance, The University of British Columbia "The anthology makes a very useful contribution to speed up the slow political awakening of reaching universal water services coverage: The lack of water services is in most cases not due to shortages of water, money and technologies, it is rather about poor governance. It provides many different insights from various cultural and political contexts and outlines and explains current changes in the governance architectures of water supply and sanitation." DR. HAKAN TROPP, Director, Water Governance Facility, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Table of contents Introduction; Analytical framework for water services and governance; Water Services Evolution and Technology Development Theories in Finland, 1870-2010; Integration of Water and Wastewater Utilities: A Case from Finland; Safety of lead water pipes: History and Present; . Fort C. Water re-cycling and sustainability: an historian examines South Australian futures; Tempelhoff J. Rethinking mining in the face of changing water demand needs in South Africa; Reflections on Colorado's Water Development and the Pursuit of Sustainable Growth in the Arid West; The governance of large hydraulic infrastructure in Spain. A historical approach; Centralisation of waterworks in the Netherlands; Pietila P. Various roles of municipalities and WSS in Europe; The birth, growth and decline of multinational water companies; Issues of Governance and Citizenship in Water Services: a reflection on Latin American experiences; Rusca M. &Schwartz K. Changes in Partnerships on WSS services from 1970s to 2010; Water supply and sanitation history in Kenya and its relevance for the current water sector reforms; The Curse of Novelty: how can water sector donors learn from experience?; Reforming water services in Helsinki metropolitan area.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780400730 20160610
Water Services Management and Governance focuses on water services (water supply, wastewater services) and deals with connections between water resources and services and water resources. It covers water supply mainly in urban communities, sanitation and pollution control and water resources and their linkages to water services. This book is divided in to four key sections relating to governance frameworks, technology and socio-ecological interactions, government and governance, and long terms policies. The chapters analyse the complexity of the water services sector based on a historical analysis of developments within the sector. The underlying conviction is that only by understanding past trends, processes and developments can the current situation in the water services be understood. Only through this understanding can policies for sustainable water services in the future be formulated. The four key sections relate to governance frameworks, technology and socio-ecological interactions, government and governance, and long terms policies. Water Services Management and Governance raises awareness that an understanding of the past is a necessity to explore potential, probable and preferable futures. It is an essential basis for water sector reforms in any country, region or community. The book is written for experts in water utilities, ministries, municipalities, NGOs, donor agencies, private companies and regulators; as well as students and researchers in water policy and governance, and the management of water resources, services and infrastructure. EDITORS Dr. Petri S. Juuti is a historian, and Adjunct Professor in the universities of Tampere, Oulu and Turku. Tapio S. Katko, Civil engineer, Adjunct Professor, UNESCO Chairholder in Sustainable Water Services at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. Klaas Schwartz, Senior Lecturer, Urban Water Governance in the Department of Integrated Water Systems and Governance at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands. Assistant Editor: Riikka P. Rajala, Environmental Engineer, Post-Doctoral researcher in University of Tampere, Finland. REVIEWS "This welcome addition to the literature on water governance is a timely, thorough, and practical set of assessments of management challenges facing water service providers around the world. The diverse set of case studies, many of which focus on reforms to water supply provision, will be of interest to students and practitioners alike." KAREN BAKKER, Professor/Canada Research Chair, Director of the Program on Water Governance, The University of British Columbia "The anthology makes a very useful contribution to speed up the slow political awakening of reaching universal water services coverage: The lack of water services is in most cases not due to shortages of water, money and technologies, it is rather about poor governance. It provides many different insights from various cultural and political contexts and outlines and explains current changes in the governance architectures of water supply and sanitation." DR. HAKAN TROPP, Director, Water Governance Facility, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780400228 20160615
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xi, 175 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
The Developing Countries Prize of the University of Gieen provokes academic contributions to the improvement of the living conditions in developing countries. This book is written to document the results of the interdisciplinary symposium Water and Sustainable Development which was held in October 2004. The water issue is one of the most urgent problems facing developing countries: 1.1 billion people still do not have access to safe water, and 2,4 billion lack access to basic sanitation. In spite of huge efforts during the past two decades, water is becoming increasingly scarce, and this in turn is causing disagreement and regional conflicts. According to recent estimates by the UN, if the world's population continues to grow at its current rate, by the year 2025 3.4 billion people won't have access to sufficient water. These people are facing major health problems and have much lower chances of developing. This book analyses the major problem, identifies the driving forces behind the water issue und discusses methods of solution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780820477558 20160527
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xx, 364 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • 1. The Effectiveness of Water Institutions. 2. Laws, Customs and Rules: Identifying the Characteristics of Successful Water Institutions. 3. Dynamic Community Preferences: Lessons for Institutional Design and Measuring Transaction and Transformation Costs. 4. Institutional Constraints and Organisational Dynamics: The Case of Water Trade between the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. 5. Institutions for Water Management in Developing Countries: Their Role, Nature and Analysis. 6. Water Institutions in India: An Institutional Design Perspective. 7. Legal Dimensions of Water Resource Management in India: A Review of Legal Instruments Controlling Extractions to Sustainable Limits. 8. Water Resource Development and Institutions in India: Overview and Profile. 9. Water Institutions in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra in India: An Empirical Study. 10. Surface Water Institutions in India: An Empirical Study. 11. Ground Water Institutions in India: An Empirical Study. 12. Rain Water Harvesting Institutions in India: An Empirical Study. 13. Rights Devolution Under Irrigation Management Transfer in Developing Asia: Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Results. 14. The Role of Information and Decision Making Capacity in a Hierarchal Process. 15. Water Institutions and their Relationship to Poverty Alleviation. 16. Institutions and Irrigation in India - Concluding Lessons and the Way Forward. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844077557 20160528
As water scarcities increase, nations throughout the world are in search of better institutions to manage water resources. India has been making substantial efforts to develop its water management systems since independence and significant increases in irrigated agriculture have taken place through both public and private initiatives. However, scarcities are increasing and major problems presently confront the management of water resources and irrigated agriculture. Resolving these problems is crucial for the future. The main purpose of this book is to provide a new approach for the analysis and design of water institutions that govern the use and development of water resources, particularly for agriculture which is the largest user. Drawing on the theory of New Institutional Economics and comparisons with Australia (as a developed country) and other less developed nations in Africa and Asia, the authors present original empirical data from three Indian states. Detailed analysis of these data is used to identify and recommend attributes and features of water management institutions that are conducive to effective resource management, its long-term success, and its best contribution to development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844077557 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)

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