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  • Engineering Natureby Jessica Teisch

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Focusing on globalization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Jessica Teisch examines the processes by which American water and mining engineers who rose to prominence during and after the California Gold Rush of 1849 exported the United States' growing technical and environmental knowledge and associated social and political institutions.... more...

  • Groundwater Economicsby Charles A. Job

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 164.95

    From the western United States to the Indian subcontinent, water issues have always been economic issues. Considered ubiquitous under the continents, groundwater varies considerably in depth, quality, accessibility, and availability. A unified discussion of groundwater and its economic importance, Groundwater Economics explores the application of... more...

  • Proceedings of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summitby Secretariat of the 1st Asia-Pacific

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 106.00

    This prestigious volume consists of the proceedings of the 1st ever Water Summit to be convened in the world. Under the theme, Water Security: Leadership and Commitment, the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit (1st APWS) convened political leaders of the region and high level dignitaries in December 2007 in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture in Japan, offering... more...

  • Planet Waterby Steve Hoffmann

    Wiley 2009; US$ 39.95

    Solving the world's water problems is proving to be one of the greatest investment opportunities of our time. Already, world water supplies are inadequate to meet demand, and the problem is going to get much worse in the years ahead. The World Bank estimates that 1.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and about 50 percent of the world's... more...

  • Sustainable Solutions for Water Resourcesby James L. Sipes

    Wiley 2010; US$ 95.00

    Get the single-source solutions guide to the sustainable management of water resources. Why is water the environmental issue? The answer is simple: without it, life on this planet could not exist. Yet, despite this fact, reckless consumption practices from a growing population are drying up the Earth's already limited water resources. Other factors,... more...

  • The Price of Thirstby Karen Piper

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 27.00

    ?There's Money in Thirst,? reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlé, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so ?we're all aware that it has a price.? But for those who have no access to clean water, a fifth of the world's population, the price is thirst.... more...

  • Transboundary Water Managementby Anton Earle

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    The management of water resources across boundaries, whether sub-national or international, is one of the most difficult challenges facing water managers today. The upstream exploitation or diversion of groundwater or rivers can have devastating consequences for those living downstream, and transboundary rivers can provide a source of conflict between... more...

  • Adaptation and Resilienceby Bonnie G. Colby; George B. Frisvold

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 105.00

    In America?s arid southwest, climate change will occur in the context of already-keen competition for water for agriculture, urban growth, electricity generation, water-based recreation, and environmental protections. This book explores the challenges that climate change and variability pose for water and energy managers and users, communities, and... more...

  • The Use of Economic Valuation in Environmental Policyby Phoebe Koundouri

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book aims to show that economics in general and non-market valuation methods in particular, together with participatory and engineering tools, can facilitate the design and implementation of the different European policies in relation to mitigation of water stress. The results presented in this book derive from AquaStress, an EU funded integrated... more...

  • Social Participation in Water Governance and Managementby Kate Berry; Eric Mollard

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 110.00

    Social participation in water management and governance recently became a reality in many economies and societies. Yet the dimensions in which power regulation, social equity and democracy-building are connected with participation have been only tangentially analyzed for the water sector. Understanding the growing interest in social participation involves... more...