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xxv, 264 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Endorsements-- Preface-- About the Editor-- About the Contributors-- Appreciation-- Journey to the Present: Reflections on Singapore's Environmental Journey (Tan Yong Soon, Lee Tung Jean and Karen Tan)-- Cleaning the Land and Rivers (Tan Yong Soon, Lee Tung Jean and Karen Tan)-- Applying Economic Principles to Environmental Policy (Tan Yong Soon, Lee Tung Jean and Karen Tan)-- The Search for NEWater: The Singapore Water Story (Lee Ek Tieng)-- Environmental Planning For Sustainable Development (Tan Yong Soon)-- Present Challenges: Frontier Research in Environment and Water: Integrated Research Approach for Sustainable Solutions (Lee Lai Yoke and Ong Choon Nam)-- Energy Transitions - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Challenges in the Tropics (Nilesh Y Jadhav, Subodh Mhaisalkar and Hans B (Teddy) Puttgen)-- Developing a Vibrant Sustainable Energy Industry (Edwin Khew, Christophe Inglin, Sanjay Kuttan and Low Kian Beng)-- Community Engagement to Promote Environmental Ownership and Secure Our Future (Chew Gek Khim)-- Island in the World: Singapore's Environment and the International Dimensions (Simon Tay and Cheong Poh Kwan)-- Moving into the Future: Environmental Sustainability and Sustainable Development (Tan Yong Soon and Kwek Leng Joo)--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814696227 20160619
In conjunction with Singapore's 50th birthday in August 2015, 50 Years of Environment: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental Sustainability takes the reader through Singapore's environmental journey over the past 50 years, to its present day challenges and solutions, and seeks to explore what lies ahead for Singapore's environmental future. This book is divided into three parts. The first, drawn largely from the book Clean, Green and Blue: Singapore's Journey Towards Environmental and Water Sustainability, will explore the historical developments in Singapore's environmental journey and the development of NEWater. The second part will be a collection of essays that examine the present environmental challenges that Singapore faces and the ways in which it is addressing those issues through community engagement, international engagement, research and technology, and industry solutions in order to develop sustainable strategies and solutions. Part Three will bring the book to a close by tying the historical and contemporary threads together and discusses the future challenges for Singapore's environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814696227 20160619
Green Library
Book
iv, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
xii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The Long Peace, New Areas of Competition, and Opportunities for Cooperation in China-India Relations Kanti Bajpai, Huang Jing, and Kishore Mahbubani Part I: Economics 1. Convergence and Divergence in Development - An Indian Perspective Prem Shankar Jha 2. Towards Greater Financial Cooperation - A Chinese Perspective Zhao Gancheng 3. Bilateral Trade and Global Economy - An Indian Perspective Sanjaya Baru 4. Competitive Cooperation in Trade - A Chinese Perspective Hu Shisheng Part II: Environment and Energy 5. Working Together Towards an Ecologically Civilised World - A Chinese Perspective Pan Jiahua 6. Cooperation on Climate Change Mitigation - An Indian Perspective Arabinda Mishra and Neha Pahuja 7. Sino-Indian Interactions in Energy in the 2000s - A Chinese Perspective Zha Daojiong 8. What Scope for Resource Cooperation? - An Indian Perspective Arunabha Ghosh Part III: Water 9. Towards Riparian Rationality - An Indian Perspective Arunabha Ghosh 10. A River Flows Through It - A Chinese Perspective Selina Ho Conclusion: Ways Forward for China-India Cooperation Kanti Bajpai, Huang Jing, and Kishore Mahbubani.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138955752 20160619
The question of whether China and India can cooperate is at the core of global geopolitics. As the two countries grow their economies, the potential for conflict is no longer simply a geopolitical one based on relative power, influence and traditional quarrels over land boundaries. This book assesses the varying interests of China and India in economics, environment, energy, and water and addresses the possibility of cooperation in these domains. Containing analyses by leading authorities on China and India, it analyses the nature of existing and emerging conflict, describes the extent of cooperation, and suggests possibilities for collaboration in the future. While it is often suggested that conflict between the giants of Asia is the norm, there are a number of opportunities for cooperation in trade, international and regional financial institutions, renewable energy development and climate change, and shared rivers. This book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of Asian Studies, International Relations, and Asian Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138955752 20160619
Green Library
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233 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
This book describes some key global water challenges, perspectives for remote sensing approaches, and their importance for water resources-related activities. It presents eight key types of water resources management variables, a list of sensors that can produce such information, and a description of existing data products with examples. This book provides a series of practical guidelines that can be used by project leaders to decide whether remote sensing may be useful for the problem at hand and suitable data sources to consider if so. The book concludes with a review of the literature on reliability statistics of remote-sensed estimations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464804755 20160711
Green Library
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143 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • part 1A. Civil Works: fiscal year 2017 budget justification
  • part 1B. Bureau of Reclamation: fiscal year 2017 budget justification; Central Utah Project Completion Act
  • part 2. Department of Energy fiscal year 2017 budget justifications
  • part 3. Department of Energy fiscal year 2017 justifications
  • part 4. 2017 Congressional budget justification: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Appalachian Regional Commission; Delta Regional Authority; Denali Commission.
Green Library
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1 online resource (volumes)
  • part 5. Bureau of Reclamation; U.S. Corps of Engineers
  • part 6. Department of Energy: Nuclear Regulatory Commission; applied energy funding; Office of Science; Environmental Management
  • part 7. Department of Energy: Secretary of Energy
  • part 9. Witnesses.
Book
xvi, 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History-- James Beattie and Ts'ui-jung Liu PART I: MODERNIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES 1. Agriculture, Population and Environment in Late Imperial China-- E. N. Anderson 2. Chinese Migrants and Colonial Development in the British Empire, 1860s-1920s: A Case Study-- James Beattie PART II: WATERSCAPES: DEVELOPMENT, MODERNIZATION AND SOCIETY 3. Dike-based Communities between Water and Sand: The Sand-land Environmental System in Dongchong, South China, 1720s-1980s-- Jianxiong Ma 4. Waterscape and Social Transformations in Southern Taiwan: The Damming of Mudan Creek-- Shao-hua Liu and Shu-min Huang PART III: LANDSCAPE COMMODIFICATION 5. The Role of the Shin Nihon Hakkei in Redrawing Japanese Attitudes to Landscape-- Thomas Jones 6. The Development of Cinchona Cultivation and 'Kina Gaku' in the Japanese Empire, 1912-45-- Ya-wen Ku 7. The Energetics of Militarized Landscapes: The Ecology of War in Henan, 1938-50-- Micah S. Muscolino PART IV: REACTING TO DEVELOPMENT 8. Environmental Non-Government Organizations in China since the 1970s-- Sheng Fei 9. Taiwan's Land Use after World War II: An Ecological Modernization Approach-- Hsin-Hsun Huang, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, and Shih-Jung Hsu 10. Material Fetters and Spiritual Transcendence: Zhuang Zi and Environmental Thought-- Yim-tze Kwong.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137572301 20160619
Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia critically examines modernization's long-term environmental history. Using local-level studies and the idea of co-production, it suggests new frameworks for understanding as inter-related processes environmental, social, and economic change across China and Japan. The volume opens up new points of comparison and exchange within East Asia and among East Asia, Europe, and North America. Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia adds significant new perspectives to Chinese, Japanese, and global environmental history, as well as world history and development studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137572301 20160619
Green Library
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1 online resource.
  • The Fluid City Paradigm: a deeper innovation
  • Waterfronts and tourism
  • The Waterfront Theorem: an integrated and creative planning approach
  • Harbourscape: between specialization and public space
  • Waterfront Projects in Italy
  • From the harbour to the city. The process of urban renewal in Trapani
  • An atlas of the Mediterranean Waterfronts: an instrument for knowledge and direction
  • Waterfront and transformation in contexts of conflict
  • Definition of the precincts and instruments for shared and harmonised planning of waterfront areas
  • The fluid city experience: an update.
Book
104 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Le contexte mondial de la GIRE -- Les politiques.des Nations Unies -- La Convention des Nations Utiles sur la Diversité Biologique -- La Convention Cadre des Nations Unies sur les Changements Climatiques (CC NUCC) -- La Convention Cadre des Nations Unies sur la Lutte contre la Désertification -- Les principes univeniels -- Les Objectif du Millénaire pour le Développement .(0MD) -- La politique de promotion de la GIRE du Partenariat Mondial de l'Eau(GWP) -- La Stratégie mondiale de conservation et de gestion durable des ressources en eau de l'UICN au 21e siècle -- La collaboration mondiale sur les problématiques liées à l'eau -- Le Forum mondial de l'eau -- Les principes du Secrétariat international de l'eau (SIE) -- relance globale pour l'Eau -- Les rencontres internationales eau et cinéma (RIEL) -- LAnnée Internationale de l'Eau Douce -- Rapport Mondial pour l'Évaluation des Ressources en Eau -- Problématique de l'eau et politiques et stratégies de développement en Afrique -- La problématique de l'eau -- Le Nouveau partenariat pour le' développement dè l'Afrique (NEPAD) -- Le Programmé détaillé pour le développement de l'agriculture africaine (PDDAA) -- Le Praqiwnime eau et (hiJaildmenient Afrique (WSP - Africa) -- Le Fonds spécial pour la préparation de projets d'infrastructures (IPPF) -- Les initiatives du Conseil des ministres Africains de l'Eau (AMCOW) -- L'Initiative des ministres Africains sur l'Eau, l'Assainissement et l'Hygiène -- L'Initiative de lApprovisionnément en Eau et de lAssainisscment en MilieuRural (IAEAMR) -- La Facilité Africaine de l'Eaii ou African Water Facility (AWF) -- La Déclaration de Shami el-Sheikh -- La politique et la stratégie de lAMCOW pour l'intégration des femmes dans le secteur de l'eau en Afrique' -- La Déclaration de Dakar de l'Assemblée générale de lAMCOW -- La semaine africaine de l'eau (SAE) -- Les politiques et stratégies communautaires en Afrique de l'Ouest -- Les politiques de la CEDEAO -- La Déclaration de Ouagadougou -- Le Plan d; zction régimuzl de GIRE (PAR-GIRE/A0) -- La Politique agricole (ECOWAP) -- La Politique des Ressources en eau de !Afrique de l'Ouest (PREAO) -- Dialogue régional sur les grandes infrastructures hydrauliques en Afrique de l'Ouest -- Le Partenariat régional de l'eau de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (GWP-AO) -- La Politique Agricole de l'UEMOA (PAU) -- Les politiques des organisations spécialisées -- Les Initiative., Vision Partagée de l'Autorité du Bassin du Niger -- Le Progranzmed; action Stratégique pour le Bassin du Lac Tchad -- Stratégie de développement de la région -- Les initiatives du CILSS -- Vision africaine de l'eau et situation socioéconomique de l'Afrique de l'ouest -- Appréciation du contexte socioéconomique -- La mission hydraulique de la CEDEAO : entre coopération internationale et choix budgétaires nationaux -- L'intervention de la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) -- L'intervention de la Banque d'investissement et de développement de la CEDEAO (BIDC) -- L'intervention de la Banque ouest africaine de développement (BORD).
"La vision africaine 2025 de l'eau fait de cette ressource naturelle un outil multifonction contribuant à la réduction de la pauvreté, au développement socioéconomique, à la coopération régionale et à l'environnement. La gestion intégrée des ressources en eau (GIRE) est impliquée dans les politiques de développement ouest-africaines à toutes les échelles institutionnelles. L'ensemble régional intégré CEDEAO lui exprime son engagement à travers une " Déclaration de Ouagadougou ", lui dédie une politique exclusive qui a défini son plan d'action (PARGIRE-AO), lui accorde une place prépondérante dans sa politique agricole (PAU) et lui consacre une plateforme de dialogue sur les grandes infrastructures hydrauliques. Le sous-ensemble UEMOA regroupant les Etats francophones, fait de la GIRE le cheval de bataille de sa politique agricole (PAU), une orientation stratégique pour la gestion des eaux partagées, la gestion de la transhumance transfrontalière et la gestion des ressources halieutiques. Parallèlement à ces institutions d'intégration régionale, des organisations spécialisées (ABN, CILSS, CBLT, ALG) font de la GIRE, l'objet de plusieurs initiatives de développement sectoriel, de Programme d'action stratégique et de stratégie de développement sous-régional. Les institutions financières de développement (BAD, BIDC, BOAD) soutiennent remarquablement les investissements étatiques pour l'eau. Cet ouvrage se veut une contribution à la connaissance des politiques internationales pour l'eau."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vii, 379 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Part 1: Analytical Framework1. Introduction: Towards Voice and Reflexivity, by Olivier De Schutter and Katharina PistorPart 2: Essential Resources: Challenges Ahead2. Land's Essentiality and Land Governance, by Derek Hall3. Governing Boundaries: Exclusion, Essential Resources, and Sustainability, by Edella Schlager4. Property Theory, Essential Resources, and the Global Land Rush, by Hanoch Dagan5. MultipliCity: Water, Rules and the Making of Connections in Mumbai, by Nikhil AnandPart 3: Beyond Voice and Reflexivity6. Voice, Reflexivity, and Say: Governing Access to and Control of Land in China, by Eva Pils7. Tenure Security and Exclusion Processes in Peri-urban areas and Rural Hinterlands of West African Cities, by Alain Durand-Lasserve8. Redirecting Regulation? Land Titling and Cambodia's Post-Neoliberal Conjuncture, by Michael B. Dwyer9. Erosion of Essential Resources in Neoliberal India: A Bottom-Up View, by Vamsi Vakulabharana10. Comparing Water Access Regimes Under Conditions of Scarcity: The Tale of two Communities in the United States, by Michael CoxPart 4: Governing Essential Resources in Action 11. Go with the Flow: Lessons from Water Management and Water Markets for Essential Resources, by Vanessa Cassado-P rez12. Ecology: Water Governance's Missing Link, by Scott McKenzie13. Water Scarcity in Morocco: Voice, Narrative, and Essential Resource Governance, by John Hursh14. Solving Trans-Border Water Issues in Changing Climate Scenarios of South Asia: A Theoretical Illustration Using a Principal-Agent Bargaining Approach, by Nilhari Neupane15. Voice and Reflexivity in Essential Resources: Reforming the Community Land Regime in Kenya, by Laila Macharia16. Do Traditional Institutions Matter in Participatory Essential Resource Governance Systems in Zimbabwe?, by Manase Kudzai Chiweshe17. Local Corporations: An Organizational Form to Reduce Information Costs and Maintain Supportive Resources, by James KruegerEpilogue, by Olivier De Schutter and Katharina PistorContributorsIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231172783 20160619
Essential resources do more than satisfy people's needs. They ensure a dignified existence. Since the competition for essential resources, particularly fresh water and arable land, is increasing and standard legal institutions, such as property rights and national border controls, are strangling access to resources for some while delivering prosperity to others, many are searching for ways to ensure their fair distribution. This book argues that the division of essential resources ought to be governed by a combination of Voice and Reflexivity. Voice is the ability of social groups to choose the rules by which they are governed. Reflexivity is the opportunity to question one's own preferences in light of competing claims and to accommodate them in a collective learning process. Having investigated the allocation of essential resources in places as varied as Cambodia, China, India, Kenya, Laos, Morocco, Nepal, the arid American West, and peri-urban areas in West Africa, the contributors to this volume largely concur with the viability of this policy and normative framework. Drawing on their expertise in law, environmental studies, anthropology, history, political science, and economics, they weigh the potential of Voice and Reflexivity against such alternatives as pricing mechanisms, property rights, common resource management, political might, or brute force.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231172783 20160619
Green Library
Book
vii, 379 pages ; 24 cm
  • Part 1. Analytical framework: Introduction : towards voice and reflexivity / Olivier De Schutter & Katharina Pistor
  • Part 2. Essential resources : challenges ahead: Land's essentiality and land governance / Derek Hall
  • Governing boundaries : exclusion, essential resources, and sustainability / Edella Schlager
  • Property theory, essential resources, and the global land rush / Hanoch Dagan
  • Multiplicity : water, rules and the making of connections in Mumbai / Nikhil Anand
  • Part 3. Beyond voice and reflexivity: Voice, reflexivity and say : governing access to and control of land in China / Eva Pils
  • Tenure security and exclusion processes in peri-urban areas and rural hinterlands of West African cities / Alain Durand-Lasserve
  • Redirecting regulation? : land titling and Cambodia's post-neoliberal conjuncture / Michael B. Dwyer
  • Erosion of essential resources in neoliberal India : a bottom-up view / Vamsi Vakulabharana
  • Comparing water access regimes under conditions of scarcity : the tale of two communities in the US / Michael Cox
  • Part 4. Governing essential resources in action: Go with the flow : lessons from water management and water markets for essential resources / Vanessa Cassado-Pérez
  • Ecology : water governance's missing link / Scott McKenzie
  • Water scarcity in Moroco : voice, narrative and essential resource governance / John Hursh
  • Solving trans-border water issues in changing climate scenarios of South-Asia : a theoretical illustration using a principal-agent bargaining approach / Nilhari Neupane
  • Voice and reflexivity in essential resources : reforming the community land regime in Kenya / Laila Macharia
  • Do traditional institutions matter in participatory essential resource governance systems in Zimbabwe? / Manase Kudzai Chiweshe
  • Local corporations : an organizational form to reduce information costs and maintain supportive resources / James Krueger.
Essential resources do more than satisfy people's needs. They ensure a dignified existence. Since the competition for essential resources, particularly fresh water and arable land, is increasing and standard legal institutions, such as property rights and national border controls, are strangling access to resources for some while delivering prosperity to others, many are searching for ways to ensure their fair distribution. This book argues that the division of essential resources ought to be governed by a combination of Voice and Reflexivity. Voice is the ability of social groups to choose the rules by which they are governed. Reflexivity is the opportunity to question one's own preferences in light of competing claims and to accommodate them in a collective learning process. Having investigated the allocation of essential resources in places as varied as Cambodia, China, India, Kenya, Laos, Morocco, Nepal, the arid American West, and peri-urban areas in West Africa, the contributors to this volume largely concur with the viability of this policy and normative framework. Drawing on their expertise in law, environmental studies, anthropology, history, political science, and economics, they weigh the potential of Voice and Reflexivity against such alternatives as pricing mechanisms, property rights, common resource management, political might, or brute force.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231172783 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 online resource (xi, 96 pages) : color illustrations.
  • Introduction: Interest Groups, he Kunene River and Epupa's Imperative
  • The Kunene River's State-centric Hydropolitical History
  • The Transnational Role and Involvement of Interest groups in the Epupa Debate
  • Interest groups, Scalar Politics and Temporality.
This book investigates the role that interest groups have played over the years in influencing the government of Namibia, the World Bank, the European Union and project implementation authorities to not construct the proposed Epupa Hydroelectric Power Station on the Kunene River in the Baynes mountains, a region on the border between Namibia and Angola. Some of the issues brought forward by the interest groups are the socio-economic impact the dam would have on the OvaHimba, as well as negative consequences for the river's aquatic and terrestrial environment. This book argues that interest groups and individuals have the ability to influence the above-mentioned institutions, and to such an extent that water politics and governance are not exclusively the domain of state institutions. As such, it argues that communal interest groups, living in remote parts of the world, can influence state institutions at various political scales.
Book
iii, 51 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (viii, 231 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • 1. Introduction: Towards a Discursive Analysis of Indian Water Policy.- 2. The Precept and Practice of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in India.- 3. Groundwater Depletion in India: Potential of Alternative Approaches and Policy Instruments.- 4. Drinking Water Supply in India: Context and Prospects.- 5. Gender and Water in India: A Review.- 6. Independent Regulatory Agencies in Water Sector in India: Debate and Discourse.- 7. River Linking Project: A Solution or Problem to India's Water Woes?.- 8. Water Pollution: Extent, Impact, and Abatement.- 9. Regulatory Instruments and Demand Management of Water: Potential and Prospects.- 10. Water Rights and Entitlements in India.- 11. Water Saving Technology in India: Adoption and Impacts.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319251820 20160619
This book reviews and analyzes emerging challenges in water policy, governance and institutions in India. Recent times have seen the contours of water policy shaped by new discourses and narratives; there has been a pluralization of the state and a changing balance of power among the actors who influence the formulation of water policy. Discourses on gender mainstreaming and Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) are influential, though they have often remained rhetorical and difficult to put into practice. Debate over property rights reform and inter-linking of rivers has been polarized. At the same time, there has been a rising disenchantment with policy initiatives in participatory irrigation management, cleaning up of water bodies and pollution control. Fast depletion of groundwater resources and the importance of adopting new irrigation methods are getting increased focus in the recent policy dialogue. The contributors review current debate on these and other subjects shaping the governance of water resources, and take stock of new policy developments. The book examines the experience of policy implementation, and shows where important weaknesses still lie. The authors present a roadmap for the future, and discuss the potential of alternative approaches for tackling emerging challenges. A case is made for greater emphasis on a discursive analysis of water policy, to examine underlying policy processes. The contributors observe that the ongoing democratization of water governance, coupled with the multiplication of stresses on water, will create a more visible demand for platforms for negotiation, conflict resolution and dialogue across different categories of users and uses. Finally, the authors propose that future research should challenge implicit biases in water resources planning and address imbalances in the allocation of water from the perspectives of both equity and sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319251820 20160619

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