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  • Man and Waterby L. Douglas James

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Modern man is beginning, painfully, to learn that he can continue to enjoy basic resources like water only through careful planning and control. This book indicates what social scientists have contributed in the past and seeks to encourage their future participation in this critical area. The study first describes the background of water use planning... more...

  • Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing Worldby Naho Mirumachi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book examines the political economy that governs the management of international transboundary river basins in the developing world. These shared rivers are the setting for irrigation, hydropower and flood management projects as well as water transfer schemes. Often, these projects attempt to engineer the river basin with deep political, socio-economic... more...

  • Water, Power and Identityby Rutgerd Boelens

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book addresses two major issues in natural resource management and political ecology: the complex conflicting relationship between communities managing water on the ground and national/global policy-making institutions and elites; and how grassroots defend against encroachment, question the self-evidence of State-/market-based water governance,... 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...

  • Opposing Currentsby Vivienne Bennett; Sonia Davila-Poblete; Maria Nieves Rico

    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... more...

  • The Politics of the Water in the Middle Eastby Dr Martin Sherman

    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...

  • The Institutional Economics of Waterby R.M. Saleth; A. Dinar

    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...

  • The Costs of Managing Fisheriesby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    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...

  • In Search of Sustainable Water Management: International Lessons for the American West and Beyondby D.S. Kenney

    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...

  • Water, Power and Citizenshipby Dr Josť Esteban Castro

    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...