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  • Managing Transboundary Waters of Latin Americaby Asit K. Biswas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Definitive analyses of transboundary water management in Latin America are conspicuous by their absence. The situation is a little better for rivers compared to groundwater resources. Transboundary water management in Latin America has been evolving in a somewhat different manner compared to other continents. The book includes eight authoritative... more...

  • The Ozone Layerby Asit K. Biswas

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The Ozone Layer contains the proceedings of the Meeting of Experts on the Ozone Layer, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme and held in Washington, DC, on March 1-9, 1977. The papers review all aspects of the ozone layer, including the potential impact of stratospheric pollution and a reduction in the ozone layer on mankind, and encompass... more...

  • Water Pricing and Public-Private Partnershipby Asit K. Biswas; Cecilia Tortajada

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    There is no question that water pricing and public-private partnership can improve water management practices in the future. However, this concept is neither the cure-all many proponents argue, nor the disaster its opponents forecast. Providing a comprehensive and objective assessment of what does and does not work, where, why and under what circumstances,... more...

  • Impacts of Megaconferences on the Water Sectorby Asit K. Biswas; Cecilia Tortajada

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 199.00

    As the first pioneering study to assess the impact of megaconferences on water policies and projects at global, regional and national levels, this volume finds that their impact is at best marginal in a number of areas, including environmental conservation. more...

  • Asian Perspectives on Water Policyby Cecilia Tortajada; Asit K. Biswas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Asian countries are not homogenous. They are in different stages of social and economic development, with cultural conditions and institutional and legal frameworks varying from one country to another. Therefore, how water can be successfully managed differs from one country to another. The book provides authoritative analyses of how water is being... more...

  • Improving Water Policy and Governanceby Cecilia Tortajada; Asit K. Biswas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Old forms of governance in both public and private sectors are becoming increasingly irrelevant because of rapidly changing conditions. Because of these changes, both governance processes and the scope of the institutions through which power is exercised throughout society may have to undergo a radical break with the past and prevailing models of... more...

  • Integrated Rural Energy Planningby Yehia Elmahgary; Asit K. Biswas

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Integrated Rural Energy Planning presents a series of case studies and guidelines for developing integrated rural energy centers, particularly in the Third World. This text highlights technical cooperation and information flow between developing countries. This book consists of 11 chapters and begins with a brief overview of the impact of rural development... more...

  • Water Security, Climate Change and Sustainable Developmentby Asit K. Biswas; Cecilia Tortajada

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 99.00

    This book pursues a comprehensive approach so as to arrive at a better understanding of the implications of climate change on sustainable development, focusing on the perspective of water. Climate change is one of today?s most pressing global issues and will become increasingly important in the decades to come, as societies will feel its pervasive... more...

  • Water Institutions: Policies, Performance and Prospectsby Chennat Gopalakrishnan; Cecilia Tortajada; Asit K. Biswas

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 199.00

    It is being increasingly realised that water is likely to be one of the most critical resource issues for the first half of the twenty-first century. Accelerating demand for water for various uses and user groups and ineffective measures to address - ter quality decline from point and non-point sources of pollution, have made water management more... more...

  • Water as a Human Right for the Middle East and North Africaby Asit K. Biswas; Eglal Rached; Cecilia Tortajada

    International Development Research Centre 2008; US$ 46.00

    Access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation is essential for human survival and for maintenance of a decent quality of life. Currently, more than a billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and more than 2 billion people lack proper sanitation. In 1992, the United Nations proclaimed that water should be considered to be a human... more...