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1 online resource (x, 357 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts.
  • 1. Water pricing in irrigation: The lifetime of an idea, F Molle and J Berkhoff-- 2. Water pricing in irrigation: Mapping the debate in the light of experience, F Molle and J Berkhoff-- 3. Why is agricultural water demand irresponsive at low price ranges? C de Fraiture, IWMI-- and C Perry, WaterWatch-- 4. 'Get the prices right': A model of water prices and irrigation efficiency in Maharashtra, India, I Ray, University of California, USA-- 5. Thailand's 'Free Water': Rationale for a water charge and policy shifts, F Molle-- 6. Water rights and water fees in Tanzania, B van Koppen, IWMI-- C Sokile, UNESCO-- B Lankford, University of East Anglia, UK-- N Hatibu, SWMnet, ASARECA, Tanzania-- H Mahoo, SWMRG, Tanzania-- and P Yanda, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. 7. Who will pay for water? The Vietnamese state's dilemma of decentralization of water management in the Red River Delta, J P Fontenelle, GRET, France-- F Molle and Hugh Turral, IWMI-- 8. Water pricing in Haryana, India, P Hellegers, IWMI-- C Perry-- and J Berkoff-- 9. Energy-Irrigation Nexus in South Asia: Pricing versus rationing as practical tool for efficient resource allocation, T Shah, IWMI India-- C Scott, University of Arizona, USA-- J Berkoff, A Kishore, Princeton University, USA-- A Sharma, PriceWaterhouseCoopers-- 10. Wells and canals in Jordan: Can pricing policies regulate irrigation water use? J P Venot, IWMI/GECKO Laboratory-- F Molle-- Y Hasan Ayadi, Ministry of Water and Irrigation/Jordan Valley Authority, Jordan-- 11. Water pricing in Tadla, Morocco, P Hellegers-- C Perry-- and T Petitguyot-- 12. Water pricing policies and recent reforms in China: The conflict between conservation and other policy goals, B Lohmar, USDA Economic Research Service-- Bo L, China Inst. of Water Resources-- Quiqiong H, University of Minnesota, USA-- Zhanyi G, China Inst. of Water Resources-- 13. Water pricing and irrigation: A review of the European experience, J Berbel, Agricultural Economics Universidad de Cordoba, Spain-- J Calatrava, Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena, Spain-- A Garrido, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain-- 14. Policy-driven determinants of irrigation development and environmental sustainability: A case study in Spain, C Varela-Ortega, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845932923 20160618
Much hope has been vested in pricing as a means of helping to regulate and rationalize water management, notably in the irrigation sector. The pricing of water has often been applied universally, using general and ideological policies, and not considering regional environmental and economic differences. Almost fifteen years after the emphasis laid at the Dublin and Rio conferences on treating water as an economic good, a comprehensive review of how such policies have helped manage water resources an irrigation use is necessary. The case-studies presented here offer a re-assessment of current policies by evaluating their objectives and constraints and often demonstrating their failure by not considering the regional context. They will therefore contribute to avoiding costly and misplaced reforms and help design water policies that are based on a deeper understanding of the factors which eventually dictate their effectiveness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845932923 20160618
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1 online resource (xiii, 531 p.) : ill., maps
  • 1 Introduction.- 2 State of the Art.- 3 Research Studies.- 4 Groundwater Management.- 5 Conclusions and Recommendations.- Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540777564 20160605
Natural saline water, waste water, and irrigation return flow endanger the groundwater aquifers in the Rift. In the long run this will ruin the socio-economic backbone of the settlements in the area. Sustainability of the water resources will only be achieved when the process of water replenishment and its underground flow is understood and water extraction is regionally controlled. Rare earth element and spider patterns are presented as new tools for studying the hydrology. Progress in 3-D modelling of groundwater flow proved successfully the impact of pumping on the surroundings of wells and overexploitation of aquifers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540777564 20160605
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xi, 51 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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45 leaves ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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iii, 123 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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255 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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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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xii, 305 p. : ill., maps.
  • PART 1: Background Knowledge and capacity development (KCD) as tool for institutional strengthening and change PART 2: A Sector Analysis Water security: What does it mean, what may it imply? The environmental integrity of freshwater resources Water for a crowded planet: An emerging global challenge for earth system science and technology Challenges for urban water supply and sanitation in developing countries Glocal water governance: Controversies and choices PART 3: Knowledge and Capacity Development Capacity and capacity development: Breaking down the concepts and analyzing the processes Thinking out of the ordinary-promoting knowledge generation and research on water Challenges in knowledge and capacity enhancement: A southern perspective The role of knowledge generation at UNESCO-IHE: Past-present-future Capacity challenges on the path towards water security Water knowledge networking: Partnering for better results Enhancing nations' capacity: From theory to practice. The role of the World Bank Institute Toward good water governance: Knowledge is power? A negotiated approach in ensuring use of local knowledge and capacity for water resources management Knowledge modelling for the water sector: Transparent management of our aquatic environment Innovative education: Integrating a new educational concept and e-learning Knowledge transfer and sharing at UNESCO-IHE: The next 25 years African experiences: Learning and success Closing speech for "Water for a changing world: Enhancing local knowledge and capacity".
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415477574 20160605
This collection of papers represents the outcomes of the International Symposium held in Delft, The Netherlands, on June 13-15, 2007, at the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. The papers discuss how to contribute to the sustainability of effective international development and water management with a digest of lessons learned on local knowledge and capacity development. Authors expose recent research, strategies and policy positions. Water for a Changing World starts with an introduction and overview of the water resources and the water supply and sanitation sectors in developing countries and worldwide. Topics of these reviews are water security, environmental integrity, the newest earth system science technologies, integrated urban water management, and the global-local nexus of water governance. The second part presents positions on catalyzing and disseminating knowledge and capacity development in response to the current challenges and opportunities. It consists of a variety of papers on theory and analysis of capacity development, methods and case studies, and policy positions. The authors represent a diverse and representative group of prominent actors, practitioners and academics within the water, sanitation and development sectors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415477574 20160605
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xxvi, 318 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Green Library
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ix, 130 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Chapter 1 General Introduction Chapter 2 Managing Water Scarcity in Southern Africa: Policy and Strategies Chapter 3 Trends and Impacts of Pollution on Water Treatment: The Case of Calueque-Oshakati Canal North-central Namibia Chapter 4 Monitoring the Effects of Anthropogenic Activities on Water Quality: Von Bach Dam, Namibia Chapter 5 The Effects of Water Transfers from Swakoppoort and Omatako Dams on Water Quality of Von Bach Dam, Namibia Chapter 6 Conclusions and Recommendations Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789400770966 20160612
This book offers a close examination of water scarcity as a developmental challenge facing member nations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the interventions that have been implemented to combat the situation and the challenges still outstanding. The first chapter paints the backdrop of the water scarcity problem, reviewing historical approaches from the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro to the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002) to the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development (2012), and recapping principles and agreements reached during and after these conferences. Chapter two examines the Southern Africa region's efforts to combat water scarcity including principles, policies and strategies and the responsibility of each member to implement them. Written by the editor, J.P. Msangi, the chapter describes Namibia's efforts to ensure management of scarce water. Beyond enacting management and pollution control regulations and raising public awareness, Namibia encourages research to ensure attainment of the requirements of both the SADC Protocol and its own water scarcity management laws. The next three chapters offer Namibia-based case studies on impacts of pollution on water treatment; on the effects of anthropogenic activities on water quality and on the effects of water transfers from dams upstream of Von Bach dam. The final chapter provides detailed summaries of the issues discussed in the book, highlighting conclusions and offering recommendations. Combating Water Scarcity in Southern Africa synthesizes issues pertinent to the SADC countries as well as to other regions, and offers research that up to now has not been conducted in Namibia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789400770966 20160612
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39 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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xv, 284 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Part I 1. Follow the Water Murat Arsel and Max Spoor Part II: Transformation Of Water Regimes 2. Water, War And Reconstruction Irrigation Management In The Kunduz Region, Afghanistan Iskandar Abdullayev, Katja Mielke, Peter P. Mollinga, Jan Monsees, Conrad Schetter, Usman Shah, and Bernie Ter Steege 3. Political Ecology Of Marshland Restoration In Iraq Joshua Ellis and Murat Arsel 4. Wells, Water Rights and Sustainability: New Politics And Practices Mongolia's Pastoral Commons Caroline Upton 5. 'Adapting to Demands': Allocation, Scheduling and Delivery of Irrigation Water in Khorezm, Uzbekistan Gert Jan Veldwisch Part III: Waterscapes of Conflict and Cooperation 6. Water and Geopolitics in Central Asia Iskandar Abdullayev, Herath Manthrithilake and Jusipbek Kazbekov 7. Conflict and Cooperation In The South Caucasus: The Kura-Araks Basin of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia Berrin Bassak Vener and Michael E. Campana 8. 'Have Your Cake And Eat It Too': Agenda Setting In Central Asian Transboundary Rivers Kai Wegerich 9. Institutional Change, Cooperation And Conflict In Two Central Asia's River Basins Anatoly Krutov and Max Spoor Part IV: Re-Stating Water Management 10. The Politics of Kyrgyz Water Policy Elke Herrfahrdt-Pahle 12. Water in Turkmenistan Ivan Stanchin and Zvi Lerman 11. Cotton, Environment and Poverty: The Case of Uzbekistan Max Spoor Part V 13. Securing the Future, Democratizing Development: The Role of Water Murat Arsel and Max Spoor.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415461610 20160604
This co-edited volume provides a unified scholarly treatment of intensifying debates on the relationship between water scarcity and environmental security in Central Eurasia. Using discussions of sustainable rural development as its conceptual backdrop, the chapters in this volume combine solid empirical investigation with critical analysis of key concepts such as 'scarcity', 'expert knowledge', and 'efficiency'. The central theme emerging from the contributions emphasizes the need to reevaluate accepted wisdom in resource studies that considers distributional conflicts over water usage as inherently zero-sum outcomes in which one player's gains inevitably correspond to another player's losses. Instead, the empirical and critical analyses in this book demonstrate that effective management of water resources can be re-conceptualized as the basis for regional cooperation and sustainable rural development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415461610 20160604
Green Library
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xii, 298 p. : ill.
  • Total water management : from vision to execution
  • Water management and its impacts
  • Total water management : vision, principles, and examples
  • Planning and shared governance
  • Triple bottom line reporting for water agencies
  • Value and cost of water
  • Environmental water : assessment, value, and sustainability
  • Social impacts of water management
  • Laws and regulations of water management
  • Political and institutional obstacles to TWM
  • Environmental stewardship, ethics, and education
  • Water industry prospects and policies.
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xlii, 354 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface.- Introduction.- Part 1: An Overview of Governance.- Part 2: Interrogation of the Trialogue Model.- Part 3: Cross-cutting Governance Requirements.- Conclusion.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540462651 20160528
The Global Water Partnership notes that the crisis in the water sector is a crisis of governance. The same is true for environmental management. Water management is an integral part of ecosystem governance and is closely linked to the sustainable development discourse. This book unpacks the core elements of governance, with a specific focus on water and analyses the linkages between key variables in an effort to increase our understanding of what makes governance good. It is a necessary read for any environmental/water resource professional tasked with the responsibility of implementing Integrated Environmental and Water Resource Management and Sustainable Development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540462651 20160528
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xviii, 223 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • FOREWORD-- PREFACE-- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF PAST AND PRESENT VIEWS-- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A FLAWED CONCEPT-- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: SOME UNANSWERED QUESTIONS-- RAT CATCHING IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT-- ENABLING GOVERNANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT-- ACTORS, PROBLEM PERCEPTIONS, STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: WATER POLICY IN RELATION TO PARADIGMS, IDEOLOGIES, AND INSTITUTIONS-- RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT AS A WAY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195668919 20160528
For the past 15 years, sustainable development has become a powerful and all-embracing slogan in the international fora. Every government is for it, as are all the major international institutions like the United Nations Agencies, World Bank, Regional Development Banks, and OECD, as well as most environmental NGOs. Many major institutions have now a programme for sustainable development. This is inspite of the fact that there is no agreement as to what is meant by sustainable development, whether it works, and if so, under what conditions, where, and what are its impacts (positive, negative or neutral) on human lives and other appropriate development indicators. The book analyses the concept of sustainable development, its meaning, how is this paradigm being defined by various institutions, whether there is any possibility that these numerous definitions of sustainable development could be aggregated to form one understandable and usable definition, to what extent sustainable deve lo pment paradigm has been used in the real world (in both developed and developing countries), can sustainable development be measured, and if so which parameters can be used, and the reasons as to why there are so few documented cases of successful of application of the sustainable development paradigm, in spite of strong global rhetoric promoting and championing this paradigm.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195668919 20160528
Green Library
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41 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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xvi, 226 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
This book is the result of a joint research effort led by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and involving the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and the Palestine Health Council. It discusses opportunities for enhancement of water supplies and avoidance of overexploitation of water resources in the Middle East. Based on the concept that ecosystem goods and services are essential to maintaining water quality and quantity, the book emphasizes conservation, improved use of current technologies, and water management approaches that are compatible with environmental quality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309064217 20160527
Green Library
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xviii, 185 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. Water Policy and Cultural Exchange: Transferring Lessons from Around the World to the Western United States-- 2. Roles for the Public and Private Sectors in Water Allocation: Lessons from Around the World-- 3. Integrating Environmental and Other Public Values in Water Allocation and Management Decisions-- 4. Protecting Indigenous Rights and Interests in Water-- 5. Transboundary Water Conflicts and Cooperation-- 6. Sustainability and the Future of Western Water Law.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843769446 20160527
  • Contents: Preface 1. Water Policy and Cultural Exchange: Transferring Lessons from Around the World to the Western United States James L. Wescoat Jr 2. Roles for the Public and Private Sectors in Water Allocation: Lessons from Around the World Charles W. Howe and Helen Ingram 3. Integrating Environmental and Other Public Values in Water Allocation and Management Decisions David H. Getches and Sarah B. Van de Wetering 4. Protecting Indigenous Rights and Interests in Water David H. Getches and Sarah B. Van de Wetering 5. Transboundary Water Conflicts and Cooperation Aaron T. Wolf 6. Sustainability and the Future of Western Water Law Lakshman Guruswamy and A. Dan Tarlock Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847200211 20160527
Water issues in the American West share many similarities with those seen elsewhere in the world as population growth exacerbates longstanding problems of inappropriate water use and management. The contributors to this timely volume examine the universal challenge of sustainable water management to improve the use of water resources already developed and find ways to moderate our growing collective thirst. The volume begins with an exploration of the opportunities, arguments, and mechanisms for transferring lessons between the American West and foreign nations. Succeeding chapters cover individual issues such as: water allocation and the relationship between market mechanisms and government-based approaches, the challenge of environmental protection, the protection of cultural values with a focus on indigenous water rights, the significance of international and interstate rivers in promoting regional conflict and cooperation, and the role of water management in sustainable development. A comprehensive look at one of our most pressing issues, In Search of Sustainable Water Management will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners in the areas of water management, law, policy studies, economics, planning and public administration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843769446 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxiii, 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Green Library
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xiii, 175 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Profile of the Yellow River Basin-- Water Resources-- Water Quality and Ecology-- Sediment Transport Modeling-- Modeling and Simulation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814280952 20160604
The Yellow River basin, located in the semi-arid and arid climate zones in northern China is confronted with serious problems of water deficit as well as water pollution. Due to increasing population levels, rising living standards, increasing pressure of expanding irrigation areas and developing industries in the basin, efficient water resource allocation has become a pressing issue here. On the surface it appears to be domestic, but in reality the problem is one of international proportions because it may impact other countries through trade. Development in the basin is restricted by acute water shortage, salinity damage and pollution. There are many scenarios for the allocation of water resources. One extreme is industry-oriented and the other is agriculture-oriented. The allocation between upstream and downstream is also another issue. In order to understand the current state of water resources in the basin and to provide a way of thinking about the issues, this book systematically explains the methods of modeling, mechanism of water circulation on each element and several technologies for water saving. It also introduces cutting-edge research results of the five-year project improving the sustainability in utilizing and controlling water in the Yellow River basin sponsored by Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814280952 20160604
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