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- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00
This book focuses on participation of the public and private sectors in urban water management and on the role of water pricing. It discusses in-depth topics such as public choices of urban water service management; dynamics of privatization and regulation of water services; adoption of water demand instruments; impacts of price and non-price policies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
Asia's 48 countries have an estimated 1.757 billion urban population and 2.4 billion people in rural areas (or approximately 60 per cent of the global population). Divided into central, eastern, southern, south-eastern and western regions, the continent is also extremely heterogeneous in terms of water quality conditions. The policies and management... more...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 209.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 239.00
One of the most controversial issues of the water sector in recent years has been the impacts of large dams. Proponents have claimed that such structures are essential to meet the increasing water demands of the world and that their overall societal benefits far outweight the costs. In contrast, the opponents claim that social and environmental costs... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 269.00
Water?s role in the nature is very fundamental. As it circulates in the atmosphere, in the rivers, lakes, soil, rock, and in the oceans, it is the major conveyer of va- ous chemical substances and of energy, and it can also be called as the blood of the ecosystems of this planet. But at the same time water is interwoven in the va- ous functions of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.95
If water resources are to be distributed efficiently, equitably and cost-effectively in this rapidly changing world, then it is clear that current water management practices are no longer feasible. Innovative approaches are required to meet the increasing water demands of a growing world population and economy and the needs of the ecosystems supporting... more...