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xii, 201 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Green Library
416 pages ; 20 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxx, 411 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Promoting global water-use efficiency : promises and shortcomings of international trade rules / Manzoor Ahmad
  • The trade in water services : how does GATS apply to the water and sanitation services sector? / Rebecca Bates
  • Virtual water : a global economic solution to a local environmental and political problem? / Paolo Turrini
  • Foreign investment in water : privatization, globalization and the law / Julien Chaisse
  • The right of the host state to regulate water services / Catharine Titi
  • Regulation and protection of water in international law : terrestrial and marine perspectives / Virginie J.M. Tassin
  • Is investment arbitration inimical to the human right to water? : the re-examination of arbitral decisions on water services / Miharu Hirano and Shotaro Hamamoto
  • The provision and violation of water rights (the case of Pakistan) : a human rights based approach / Sikander Ahmed Shah
  • The human right to clean water and sanitation : a perspective from Nigeria / Cosmas Emeziem
  • Troubled waters : impact of the private sector in implementing the right to water / Preetha Mahadevan
  • Sanitation rights, public law litigation and inequality : a case study from Brazil / Ana Paula de Barcellos
  • Demand for infrastructure investment for water services : key features and assessment methods / Sacchidananda Mukherjee and Debashis Chakraborty
  • Residential water charges in Ireland : policy objectives and funding models / Thomas McDonnell
  • The role of multinationals in providing water services : are they more efficient? / Tihomir Ancev, Samad Azad and Frances Hernandez-Sancho
  • Microfinance in water and sanitation services : identifying best practices / Jonatan A. Lassa and Allen Yu-Hung Lai.
Water is an essential resource for mankind, yet many countries around the world are currently facing mounting freshwater management challenges, with climate change and new regional imbalances threatening to aggravate this situation further. This timely book offers a unique interdisciplinary inquiry into the issues and challenges water regulation will face in the coming years. The book brings together economists, political scientists, geographers, and legal scholars to offer a number of proposals for the future of water regulation. The contributions in this book are grouped around specific themes. In the Part I, the contributions address the challenges which water poses to public international law. In Part II, the authors explore the most pressing ethical, legal, and social issues. Finally, the discussion in Part III covers the economic drivers shaping the future of water. This discerning book covers all of the primary actors in the water world, including governments, companies, international organizations, and citizens. With an original introduction by the editor and bringing a diverse collection of perspectives into a single collection, the book will be an essential resource for scholars and practitioners in legal and policy fields such as trade and investment, human rights and the environment, as well as in international relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785366710 20170424
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource.
  • Front Cover; Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management: An Australian Perspective; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Preface; What Is This Book About?; Book Structure; The Decision-Making Process; Recent Water Resources Policy and Management Changes in Australia; Evidence Base Required for Water Resources Decision-Making; Examples of Policy Change-Australian Case Studies; Transfer of New Knowledge Overseas; Challenges for the Future; References; Author Biographies; Part 1: Introduction; Chapter 1: Water Resource Policy, Planning and Management in Australia-An Overview
  • IntroductionPhases in Australian Water Management; The Early Years-The ``Build and Supply ́́Phase; The Reform Era; Key Elements of Australian Water Reform; Progress With Water Reform; The Millennium Drought (1997-2009); The Process of Water Reform; Decision Making in Water Reform; The Australian Experience-International Applicability; Water Reform in Australia-The Future; References; Part 2: Recent Water Resources Policy and Management Changes in Australia; Chapter 2: Managing the River Murray: One Hundred Years of Politics; Introduction; The Road to the First River Murray Waters Agreement
  • The Building Years (1917-73)Tackling Water Quality and Environmental Degradation (1973-2006); Salinity; Introduction of the ``Cap; ́́ Environmental Flows and the Living Murray Initiative; A New Era; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3: Evolution of Water Entitlements and Markets in Victoria, Australia; Introduction; Changing the Objectives of Water Resource Management; Establishing Water Entitlements Based on the Concepts of Property Rights; Managing the Transition to New Entitlements; Goulburn-Broken Pilot; River Murray System; Managing the Evolution of the Water Market
  • Resetting Reform DirectionsThe Need for a Central Register of Entitlements; Stress Testing the New Framework; Managing Adjustment Pressures; Key Learnings and Reflections; References; Chapter 4: Agriculture in Northern Victoria (Australia) Over the Past 20-30 Years: Factors Influencing Decision Ma; Introduction; Growth of Irrigation in Northern Victoria; The Rob Rendell Story; Other Peoples Stories; Soldier settlement; Fruit blocks-mainly a migrant story; Dairy farming as a cheap way into agriculture; Exotic and new industries-saviors of the economy!
  • Niche industries-irrigation has provided other opportunitiesRemaining mixed farmers-most are part time; Last-generation farmers-part of ongoing restructuring; Lifestyle-irrigation properties can be effective large house blocks; Growing viable farm businesses-the new era; The Story of Water Use-The Past and the Future; Preirrigation; Indigenous era; Squatter-selector era; Federation; Irrigation Across the Southern Connected System From the 1970s to 2016; Rice industry; Dairy production; The Dynamic Equilibrium of Irrigation Enterprises; Southern connected system; The GMID; Underlying Changes
vi, 91 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Green Library
xi, 537 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
This proceedings volume, with more than 30 chapters, is based on the presentations given at the National Conference on Water Resources and Hydropower (WRHP-2016) and represents the state-of-the-art in water resources in India. It includes experimental investigations, field studies, theoretical developments, numerical methods, as well as engineering achievements in water resources. The contributions are organised under four main topics: * Water Resources and Management: covers the issues related to water resources planning and management, water conservation, flood mitigation, policies and governance, conflict over rivers and planning of groundwater evolution, Assessment of Sedimentation, Surface water quality, Rainfall assessment, * Climate Change and Global Warming: includes chapters on the impact of climate on water resources and groundwater, hydrological impacts of climate change, Ground Water Contaminants, Assessment of Evaporation and evapotranspiration effects on global warming* Hydraulic Structures: presents contributions on fluvial hydraulics, flow through Weirs, Open Channel flow, river flood control, scour and erosion, dam and dowstream block failures and protection, Losses in pipes By combining these topics, the book provides a valuable resource for practitioners and researchers, including field engineers, academicians, planners, health specialists, disaster managers, decision makers and policy makers engaged in various aspects of water resources and hydropower. The WRHP-2016 was organised in association with the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited and the Indian Society for Hydraulics, Pune and was held in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India from June 17-18, 2016.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319551241 20171009
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
148 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • part 1A. Civil Works: fiscal year 2018 budget justification
  • part 1B. Bureau of Reclamation: Bureau of Reclamation fiscal year 2018 budget justification; Central Utah Project Completion Act
  • part 2. Department of Energy fiscal year 2018 budget justifications
  • part 3. Department of Energy fiscal year 2018 budget justifications
  • part 4. 2018 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; Northern Border Regional Commission; Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
Green Library
185 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
vi, 276 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Regulatory capitalism : a contextual account of the role of law
  • Forces underpinning the development of environmental water markets : convergence and divergence between jurisdictions
  • Legal settings for environmental water acquisition
  • Steering via water planning measures
  • Steering strategies based on the purchase of water rights for the environment
  • Transferring water : institutions, mechanisms and regulatory enterprise
  • Formalising relationships and accountabilities under MEWA frameworks
  • The role of law : constructing dynamic regulation.
River systems around the world are degraded and are being used unsustainably. Meeting this challenge requires the development of flexible regimes that have the potential to meet essential consumptive needs while restoring environmental flows. This book focuses on how water trading frameworks can be repurposed for environmental water recovery and aims to conceptualise the most appropriate role for law in supporting recovery through these frameworks. The author presents a comprehensive study of the legal frameworks in four jurisdictions: the States of Oregon and Colorado in the western United States; the province of Alberta in Canada; and the Murray-Darling Basin in Australia/Basin State of New South Wales. A close comparative analysis of these four jurisdictions reveals a variety of distinctive regulatory arrangements and collaborations between public and private actors. In all cases, the law has been deployed to steer and coordinate these water governance activities. The book argues that each regime is based on a particular regulatory strategy, with different conceptions of the appropriate roles for, and relationships between, various actors and institutions. Legal frameworks do not have the capacity to rationalise and provide an overarching and absolute solution to the complex environmental and governance issues that arise in the context of environmental water transactions. Rather, the role of law in this context needs to be reconceptualised within the paradigm of regulatory capitalism as establishing and maintaining the limits within which regulatory participants can operate, innovate and collaborate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138183209 20170612
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 123 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xv, 299 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: global water ethics - towards a water ethics charter Rafael Ziegler and David Groenfeldt 2. A brief history of efforts to articulate global water ethics Susan Lea Smith Part 1: Ethics and epistemology 3. What is water ethics and to what end do we study it? Lessons for the water ethics charter Simon Meisch 4. Beyond general principles: water ethics in a Deweyan perspective Martin Kowarsch 5. Incorporating ethics into water decision-making David Groenfeldt 6. Transcending water conflicts: an ethics of water cooperation Angela Kallhoff Part 2: Global water ethics, local cases and a diversity of perspectives 7. Safe, just and sufficient space: the planetary boundary for human water use in a more-than-human world Rafael Ziegler, Dieter Gerten and Petra Doll 8. The relevance of ethical factors in the pursuit of integrated water resources management Maite Aldaya, Pedro Martinez-Santos and Ramon Llamas 9. A hierarchy of water needs and their implications for allocation mechanisms Eran Feitelson 10. Reflections on water ethics and the human right to water in Khayelitsha, South Africa Lucy Rodina 11. An eco-centric water allocation across competing demands in an arid inland river basin of Northwest China Jie Liu and Xiang Huang 12. Water, virtue ethics and traditional ecological knowledge in Rajasthan: Anupam Mishra and the rediscovery of water traditions Ricki Levi and Daniel Mishori Part 3: Water ethics charters and charting water 13. I ya.axch'age? (Can you hear it?) or, marrying the water: a Tlingit and Tagish approach towards an ethical relationship with water Eleanor Hayman with Colleen James, Mark Wedge and David Katzeek 14. Developing an ecumenical framework for water justice Susan Lea Smith 15. Developing a global water ethics charter David Groenfeldt 16. The Berlin Water Charter: water ethics from an activist's viewpoint Dorothea Harlin 17. Water ethics and water stewardship: personal reflections Adrian Sym.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138204294 20170731
Scholarly interest in water ethics is increasing, motivated by the urgency of climate change, water scarcity, privatization and conflicts over water resources. Water ethics can provide both conceptual perspectives and practical methodologies for identifying outcomes which are environmentally sustainable and socially just. This book assesses the implications of ongoing research in framing a new discipline of water ethics in practice. Contributions consider the difficult ethical and epistemological questions of water ethics in a global context, as well as offering local, empirical perspectives. Case study chapters focus on a range of countries including Canada, China, Germany, India, South Africa and the USA. The respective insights are brought together in the final section concerning the practical project of a universal water ethics charter, alongside theoretical questions about the legitimacy of a global water ethics. Overall the book provides a stimulating examination of water ethics in theory and practice, relevant to academics and professionals in the fields of water resource management and governance, environmental ethics, geography, law and political science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138204294 20170731
Green Library
vi, 84 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Evolution, overview and status of the UN Watercourses Convention, the UNECE Water Convention and the Mekong Agreement
  • Comparing the Mekong Agreement, the UN Watercourses Convention and the UNECE Water Convention
  • Can the UN Watercourses Convention and the UNECE Water Convention assist in strengthening governance in the Mekong and beyond?
Entry into force of the UN Watercourses Convention in August 2014, and the opening of the UNECE Water Convention to all states in March 2016, are significant milestones in international water law. A comparative analysis of these two global water conventions and the 1995 Mekong Agreement reveals that all three instruments are generally compatible. Nonetheless, the international legal principles and processes set forth in the two conventions can render the Mekong Agreement more up-to-date, robust and practical. The Governance Regime of the Mekong River Basin: Can the Global Water Conventions Strengthen the 1995 Mekong Agreement? contends that strengthening the Agreement would be timely, given the increasing pressures associated with the rapid hydropower development within the basin and the gradually emerging disputes therein. Due to these fast-moving developments, Kinna and Rieu-Clarke strongly recommend that the Mekong states should seriously consider joining both conventions in order to buttress and clarify key provisions of the 1995 Mekong Agreement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004345690 20170829
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 187 pages : maps (some color), illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. The Nile River.- Chapter 3. The Nile River Basin and Water Security.- Chapter 4. Dams and Barrages on Rivers Channels.- Chapter 5. Effects of Dams and Barrages on Rivers Channels.- Chapter 6. The Legal Aspects of the Nile River.- Chapter 7. Agriculture and Irrigation.- Chapter 8. Agriculture and Irrigation in Nile Basin.- Chapter 9. Agriculture and Irrigation in Egypt.- Chapter 10. Efficiency Use of Irrigation Water.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319544380 20170925
This book covers the entire Nile Basin and reflects the latest findings. It provides unique and cutting-edge insights into the region's agriculture, water resources, governance, poverty, productivity, upstream-downstream linkages, innovations, future plans and their implications.Many international summits and conferences have declared that there is an urgent need to save agriculture from its demise. Most international agencies now recognize that something must be done, but what? Beyond policy changes, the restructuring of global governance and institutional reforms are called for. Commitments must be translated into concrete actions leading to a renewed interest in agriculture and a return to the basic objective of achieving food security.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319544380 20170925
Green Library
317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library


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