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  • Water Quality Policy and Management in Asiaby Cecilia Tortajada

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    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...

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

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    Since the late 1990s, megaconferences in the water-related sectors have become regular occurrences. One in Mexico City, in March 2006, is estimated to have cost a total of $205 million, and had over 19,000 participants. This study assesses the impacts of such megaconferences, programs and projects at global, regional and national levels. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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$ 37.95

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • Water Institutionsby Chennat Gopalakrishnan; Cecilia Tortajada; Asit K. Biswas

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 209.00

    This study is a major first attempt to address the many issues associated with the institutional innovation in water resource management comprehensively and in depth. It is a global survey and assessment of the structure, evolution, and performance of water institutions in regional, national, and international settings. It includes: an analysis and... 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...

  • Water Management in 2020 and Beyondby Asit K. Biswas; Cecilia Tortajada; Rafael Izquierdo-Avino

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    Water is intertwined in the daily life of humans in countless ways. As water affects human lives, the mankind also effects the hydrological cycle. Water is largely a political good since a bulk of the mankind lives in river basins shared by two or more nations. This title approaches these complexities in depth. more...

  • Impacts of Large Damsby Cecilia Tortajada; Dogan Altinbilek; Asit K. Biswas

    Springer 2012; US$ 209.00

    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...

  • Rethinking Water Managementby Caroline Figueres; Johan Rockstrom; Cecilia Tortajada

    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...