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xx, 271 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
  • Part 1: Overview 1. Investing in Water Services Infrastructure Policies and Management Part 2: The Macro-Economic Case for Investment in Water 2. Charting our Water Future: Economic Frameworks to Inform Decision-Making 3. Making Water a Part of Economic Development: The Economic Benefits of Improved Water Management and Services 4. The Impacts of Climate Change and Trade Liberalization on Global Agriculture 5. Benefits and Costs of Investing in Ecosystems Services for Clean Water Supply and Flood Protection. Part 3: Policy Guidelines for Investment in Water 6. A Primer on Water Economics 7. A Primer on Water Financing 8. The Effectiveness of Alternative Water Governance Arrangements Part 4: Regional Experience 9. Challenging Hydrological Panaceas: Evidence from the Niger River Basin 10. Palyja "Water for All" Programs in Western Jakarta 11. Opportunities and Constraints to Development of Water Resources Infrastructure Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa 12. Free Basic Water - A Sustainable Instrument for a Sustainable Future in South Africa.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415501262 20160611
In the context of the economies of the world becoming greener, this book provides a global and interdisciplinary overview of the condition of the world's water resources and the infrastructure used to manage it. It focuses on current social and economic costs of water provision, needs and opportunities for investment and for improving its management. It describes the large array of water policy challenges facing the world, including the Millennium Development Goals for clean water and sanitation, and shows how these might be met. There is a mixture of global overviews, reviews of specific issues and an array of case studies. It is shown how accelerated investment in water-dependent ecosystems, in water infrastructure and in water management can be expected to expedite the transition to a green economy. The book provides a key source of information for people interested in understanding emerging water issues and approaches that are consistent with a world that takes greater responsibility for the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415501262 20160611
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxxi, 441 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1: A 'World Water Crisis'? The History and Current Trajectory of Water Management 1.1. Hydraulic Cultures and Religious Codes: Management in Advance of Science 1.2 The Rise of Hydraulics and Hydrology 1.3 Monks, Mills and Mines: Coordination but Abuse in England 1.4 Urbanisation and Industrialization: A Steep Deterioration 1.5 Sustainability, the Current 'crisis' and the Challenges of the Future 2: The River Basin (Eco)System: Biophysical Dynamics, 'Natural' and 'Compromised' 2.1 Flow of Water and Transport of Sediment 2.2 Channel Morphology: Indicating Process and State? 2.3 Towards the 'Fluvial Hydrosystem': Floodplains 2.4 Sediment Delivery at the Basin Scale: Sources, Pathways and Targets 2.5 Incorporating the Basin Sediment System in Ecosystem Management 3: Land-Water Interactions: The Evidence Base for Catchment Planning and Management 3.1 Vegetation, Soils and Hydrology: A Humid Climate Perspective 3.2 Groundwater Exploitation and Protection 3.3 The Devil of the Detail: Runoff Modifications in Developed River Basins 3.4 Land and Water: Off-site Impacts on Water Quality and Biota 3.5 Conclusions: Towards Water Body 'Pressures' 4: Managing Land, Water and Rivers in the Developed World: An International Survey 4.1 Development and the River Basin 4.2 River Basin Management in the USA 4.3 Canadian River Basin Management 4.4 Australia: Lessons Learned Late on a Settler Legacy 4.5 New Zealand: Resource Management Conditioned by Hazard 4.6 Reflections: National Priorities in the Developed World 5: River Basins and Development: Sample Trajectories 5.1 New Millennium, New Tensions: Incorporating Poverty and Health in the Water Agenda 5.2 Characteristics of Water Development Projects in the Twentieth Century: 'gigantism' 5.3 A Development Focus: Food, Power and Trade in Drylands 5.4 River Basin Management in Iran: The Zayandeh Rud 5.5 The Nile: A Definitive Case of Hydropolitics 5.6 River Basin Development Authorities: Experience Elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa 5.7 South Africa: A Unique Water Management Experiment 5.8 Land-Use Writ Large? Himalayan Headwaters and the GBM 5.9 Is the Dam-based Megaproject a Thing of the Past? 5.10 Development and Rivers: Broad Trends 6: Technical Issues in River Basin Management 6.1 Soil Erosion 6.2 A Stressed Global Food Supply -- 'Water for Food, Water for Life' 6.3 Dams and Development: Sedimentation, Environmental Flows, Impact Assessment 6.4 Conservation and Restoration of River Channels and Wetlands 6.5 Climatic Change and River Basin Management 6.6 Conclusion 7: Institutional Issues in River Basin Management: Stasis and Change in England and Wales 7.1 Delivering IWRM/IRBM Within Contexts of Rights and Governance 7.2 Can Basin Authorities Work? From TVA to CMAs and RBDs 7.3 Case Study: The Evolution of Basin Management Institutions in England and Wales 7.4 A Flood-prone Nation: Land Drainage Leads the Way 7.5 Basin-scale Regulation: Water Resources and Pollution 7.6 Private or Public? Economics and Environment 7.7 An Environment Agency for Sustainable Development and the WFD 7.8 Integration With Land-use Planning: Flooding Leads Again 7.9 The Spotlight of Sustainable Development 7.10 River Basin Institutions and Developing Nations 7.11 Institutions for International River Basin Management 7.12 Sustainability and Subsidiarity: Scale-sensitive Institutions/Organizations Which Can Plan Basin Development 8: Sustainable River Basin Management With Uncertain Knowledge 8.1 A 'Watery Form of Sustainability' 8.2 Science in the 'New Environmental Age' and the 'Risk Society' 8.3 Uncertain 'Science Speaks to Power' 8.4 Uncertain Science and Land-water Management: The Early Evidence 8.5 Uncertain Science and Land-water Management: Where now? 8.6 Implementation: Land-use Controls in River Basins -- The Case of UK Forestry 8.7 Broadening Horizons: New Knowledge: People Speak to Science 8.8 'Walk your Watershed': 'catchment health' -- A Case for Acupuncture? 9: Adaptive Land and Water Management: Through Participation and Social Learning to Hydropolitical Decisions? 9.1 'Big Themes' for Future Land and Water Development 9.2 Scale-sensitive Governance, Information Flows and Social Learning 9.3 Experiences of Public Participation: Stakeholders and 'Joe Public' 9.4 The Cauldron of Hydropolitics and the Spell of Economics 9.5 Formalities of Adaptive Management Postscript Globalised Water: Will Poverty, Trade and Energy Issues Override Basin-scale Management? Poverty, Water Poverty and Trading out Water Stress Will 'Virtual Water' Work? Water and Energy: Fuelling Desalination, Hydro-electricity and Irrigating Biofuels! The Ultimate Challenge: Ecosystem Management Under Uncertainty, Ignorance and Surprises The Aral Sea -- Righting the Wrongs?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415419468 20160527
Water is newsworthy: there is, or will be, a world water crisis. Aggravated by climate change, we are approaching the limits of human exploitation of freshwater resources, notably in growing essential food. The complexities and uncertainties associated with improving our management of fresh water take the potential remedies out of the hands of simple, local, hard engineering and into much larger units - the basin, the ecosystem and the global context, and also require longer term perspectives. The third edition follows the same structure as its predecessors, presenting the historical and scientific backgrounds to land-water interactions and establishing the links with development processes and policies. Throughout, its two major messages are that our new philosophy should be one of 'humans in the ecosystem' and that the guidance from science, being uncertain and contested, must be operationalized in a participatory system of governance based on participation.Following a review of progress towards these elements in the developed world, the international case studies update the situation in the developing world following the Millennium Development Goals, our new emphasis on poverty and on global food supplies. This book covers the multitude of scientific research findings, development of 'tools' and spatial/temporal scale challenges which have emerged in the last decade. Tensions are highlighted in the current and future role of large dams, country studies are retained (and considerably updated) and development contexts are explored in greater depth as a dividing line in capacity to cope with land and water stress. 'Technical issues' have been expanded to cover major droughts, environmental flows and the restoration of rivers and wetlands. A separate chapter picks up these themes under terms of their relationship with uncertainty and the widespread perception that a new ethos of adaptive management is needed in the water sector.For students of geography, environmental science, hydrology, and development studies this innovative edition provides a reasoned, academic basis of evidence for sustainable, adaptive management of rivers and related large-scale ecosystems using more than 600 new sources. It will also prove invaluable for lecturers and practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415419468 20160527
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xv, 407 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxxiii, 528 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
48 p. ; 25 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
x, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 0.1 Introduction Part 1: Development, water and dams 1.1 Re-plumbing the modern world 1.2 Temples of the modern world 1.3 Stemming the flow 1.4 A changing mindset 1.5 The World Commission on Dams and beyond 1.6 The state of play with dams 1.7 Dams and ecosystem services 1.8 A new agenda for dams Part 2: Water in the post-modern world 2.1 Water in the post-modern world 2.2 Managing water at landscape scale 2.3 Catchment production and storage 2.4 Water consumption and reuse 2.5 Markets for water services 2.6 Water in the built environment Part 3: Rethinking water and people 3.1 Living within the water cycle 3.2 Governance of water 3.3 Tools for sustainable water management 3.4 Principles for sustainable water sharing.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780325415 20160612
As we enter a time when human influence is so profoundly shaping the natural world, water is a prime focus for our technologies and victim of our largely unintended pressures. In particular, large dams exert an array of profound effects on ecosystems and the services that they provide to society and this insightful new book argues that there are more appropriate systems and technologies. Featuring case studies from China, India and South Africa 'The Hydropolitics of Dams' charts its way through these troubled waters by looking at the history, benefits and down-sides of dams and alternative technologies practiced across the world, before exploring political, economic, legal and many other dimensions and concluding with an exploration of international water management policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780325415 20160612
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xvii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The nexus between global and local governance
  • Grassroots global governance : theory and process
  • Ecuadorian watershed management reform in context
  • Phase 1 : national network activation
  • Local legacies of national network activation
  • Phase 2 : why local integrated watershed management campaigns endure
  • Local experimentation in Tungurahua
  • Phase 3 : global impacts of local experiments
  • Conclusion : rethinking global governance
  • Methodological appendix.
When international agreements fail to solve global problems like climate change, transnational networks attempt to address them by implementing global ideaspolicies and best practices negotiated at the global levellocally around the world. Grassroots Global Governance not only explains why some efforts succeed and others fail, but also why the process of implementing global ideas locally causes these ideas to evolve. Drawing on nodal governance theory, the book shows how transnational actors success in putting global ideas into practice depends on the framing and network capacity-building strategies they use to activate networks of grassroots actors influential in local social and policy arenas. Grassroots actors neither accept nor reject global ideas as presented by outsiders. Instead, they negotiate whether and how to adapt them to fit local conditions. This contestation produces experimentation, and results in unique institutional applications of global ideas infused with local norms and practices. Grassroots actors ultimately guide this process due to their unique ability to provide the pressure needed to push the process forward. Experiments that endure are perceived as successful, empowering those actors involved to activate transnational networks to scale up and diffuse innovative local governance models globally. These models carry local norms and practices to the international level where they challenge existing global approaches and stimulate new global governance institutions. By guiding the way global ideas evolve through local experimentation, grassroots actors reshape international actors thinking, discourse, organizing, and the strategies they pursue globally. This makes them grassroots global governors. To demonstrate this, the book compares transnational efforts to implement local Integrated Watershed Management programs across Ecuador and shows how local experiments altered the global debate regarding sustainable development and stimulated a new global movement dedicated to changing the way sustainable development is practiced. In doing so, the book reveals the grassroots level as not merely the object of global governance, but rather a terrain where global governance is constructed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190625733 20170130
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xv, 304 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Studies on sustainable management of headwater resources in India and Africa
  • Environmental impact assessment in the headwater regions of India and Africa
  • Climate change and catchment modelling: studies from the headwater regions of Kenya.
River headwaters are the primary source of fresh water for millions of people downstream, particularly in Africa and India. Acting as drainage basins for water runoff from the surrounding land, headwaters are threatened by runoff pollutants, erosion, and reduced drainage caused by overdevelopment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280811087 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
ii, 19 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

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