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- 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...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2005; US$ 27.95
This volume focuses on women in Latin America as stakeholders in water resources management. It makes their contributions to grassroots efforts more visible, explains why doing so is essential for effective public policy and planning in the water sector, and provides guidelines for future planning and project implementation. After an in-depth review... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 186.00
Will the flames of war in the Middle East be fanned or quenched by water? This is the central question addressed by this unusually forthright book. The book provides sobering analyses of Israel's water predicament and of the hydro-political implications for the country, particularly in the light of recent developments in the 'peace process'. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00
An evaluation of water institutional reform and water sector performance from an institutional economics and political economy perspective, this title develops an alternative methodology built on "institutional decomposition and analysis" framework, "institutional ecology" principle, and "subjective theory" of institutional change. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00
Water issues in the American West share many similarities with those seen elsewhere in the world as population growth exacerbates longstanding problems of inappropriate water use and management. The contributors to this timely volume examine the universal challenge of sustainable water management to improve the use of water resources already developed... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 67.00
Improving the management of fisheries continues to be an important priority for governments. However, governments have increasingly recognised that fisheries management is not an inexpensive activity. In an era of declining budgets, governments are seeking more efficient and cost-effective means of delivering fisheries services. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 145.00
Water, Power and Citizenship investigates the interrelationship between water politics and institutions and the development of citizenship rights from a historical-sociological perspective. The evolution of water's manifold social character and values, as a source of power, as a public good, as a commodity, or as a universal right is examined in... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2003; US$ 30.00
Au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord, l?eau devient l?enjeu crucial du développement. La région est caractérisée par l'un des taux moyens de croissance démographique les plus élevés du monde et par des ressources en eau peu abondantes. Dans cette région et dans d?autres, les responsables des politiques ont souvent proposé, voire tenté de mettre en... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 15.00
Aujourd'hui, l'accès à l'eau potable fait défaut à plus d'un milliard de personnes. Au cours des 25 prochaines années, le tiers de la population mondiale fera face à une grave pénurie d'eau. De toute évidence, les inégalités quant à la disponibilité et à l'approvisionnement d'eau douce sont une question de vie ou de mort, et constituent, en matière... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 20.00
Today, more than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Within the next 25 years, fully one-third of the world?s population will experience severe water scarcity. It is clear that disparities in the availability and supply of fresh water are truly a matter of life and death, and constitute one of the great governance imperatives of our... more...