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  • Key Concepts in Water Resource Managementby Jonathan Lautze

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The vocabulary and discourse of water resource management have expanded vastly in recent years to include an array of new concepts and terminology, such as water security, water productivity, virtual water and water governance. While the new conceptual lenses may generate insights that improve responses to the world?s water challenges, their practical... more...

  • Determining the Economic Value of Waterby Robert A. Young; John B. Loomis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    Water provides benefits as a commodity for agriculture, industry, and households, and as a public good such as fisheries habitat, water quality and recreational use. To aid in cost-benefit analysis under conditions where market determined price signals are usually unavailable, economists have developed a range of alternative valuation methods for... more...

  • European Wood-pastures in Transitionby Tibor Hartel; Tobias Plieninger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions. This book examines the diverse expressions of wood-pastures... more...

  • Londonby John Broich

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    As people crowded into British cities in the nineteenth century, industrial and biological waste byproducts and then epidemic followed. Britons died by the thousands in recurring plagues. Figures like Edwin Chadwick and John Snow pleaded for measures that could save lives and preserve the social fabric. The solution that prevailed was the novel... more...

  • Approaches to Private Participation in Water Servicesby PPIAF

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 34.99

    Approaches to Private Participation in Water Services is an informative toolkit that provides options for the design of policies to facilitate the delivery of good quality water and sanitation services to the poor. It highlights the need for tariffs, investment, stakeholder consultation, and regulatory policies to address the affordability and sustainability... more...

  • The United Nations World Water Development Report 3by UN World Water Assessment Programme

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 63.95

    The United Nations World Water Development Report, published every three years, is a comprehensive review providing an authoritative picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources. It offers best practices as well as in-depth theoretical analyses to help stimulate ideas and actions for better stewardship in the water sector.  It... more...

  • Water Policy in Texasby Ronald C. Griffin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 105.00

    As a water-scarce state with deep cultural attachments to private property rights, Texas has taken a unique evolutionary path with regard to water management. This new resource surveys past and current challenges for managing both groundwater and surface water, telling a comprehensive story about water policy in Texas, and identifying opportunities... more...

  • OECD Studies on Water: Meeting the Challenge of Financing Water and Sanitationby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    The investments needed to deliver sustainable water and sanitation services, including the funds that are needed to operate and maintain the infrastructure, expand their coverage and upgrade service delivery to meet current social and environmental expectations, are huge. Yet, most systems are underfunded with dire consequences for water and sanitation... more...

  • The Anti-Politics Machine in Indiaby Vasudha Chhotray

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    This book assesses the validity of ‘anti-politics’ critiques of development, first popularised by James Ferguson, in the peculiar context of India. It examines the extent to which it is possible to keep politics out of a highly technocratic state watershed development programme that also seeks to be participatory. more...

  • Water Rights and Social Justice in the Mekong Regionby Kate Lazarus; Bernadette P. Resurreccion; Nga Dao; Nathan Badenoch

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 120.00

    The Mekong Region has come to represent many of the important water governance challenges faced more broadly by the mainland Southeast Asian region. This book focuses on the complex nature of water rights and social justice in the Mekong region. The chapters delve into the diverse social, political and cultural dynamics that shape the various realities... more...