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  • Cooperative Diplomacy, Regional Stability and National Interestsby Korwa G. Adar; Nicasius A. Check

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2011; US$ 34.95

    The Nile River is the longest river in the world covering nearly 7,000 kilometres. It traverses ten countries in Africa, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, with South Sudan as the eleventh riparian state once it acquires its sovereignty. Of the more than 300 million... more...

  • The Indus Basin of Pakistanby Winston Yu; Yi-Chen Yang

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    This book was undertaken at a pivotal time in the region. The weak summer monsoon in 2009 created drought conditions throughout Pakistan. This followed an already tenuous situation for many rural households faced with high fuel and fertilizer costs and the impacts of rising global food prices. Then catastrophic monsoon flooding in 2010 affected over... more...

  • Management of Complex Multi-reservoir Water Distribution Systems using Advanced Control Theoretic Tools and Techniquesby Wojciech Z. Chmielowski

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    This study discusses issues of optimal water management in a complex distribution system. The main elements of the water-management system under consideration are retention reservoirs, among which water transfers are possible, and a network of connections between these reservoirs and water treatment plants (WTPs). System operation optimisation involves... more...

  • Peak Waterby Alexander Bell

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 19.95

    Civilisation is thirsty... it never stopped to think what would happen if the water ran out. ALEXANDER BELL Peak water is the point when the available water is not enough to meet the demands of the world's growing population. We might live on a watery world, but we are exhausting accessible supplies. Many parts of the world are already facing this... more...

  • Water and Society IIby C. A. BREBBIA

    WIT Press 2013; US$ 314.00

    Containing the proceedings of the Second International Conference on the title topic, the book examines issues related to the nature of water, and its use and exploitation by society. Since ensuring an adequate water supply is becoming a critical issue in more and more countries, the conference brings together specialists from the social sciences and... more...

  • Water and the Future of Humanityby Benedito P F Jr. Braga

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    This unique, engaging, and highly authoritative volume enlightens readers on changes needed in the way society accesses, provides, and uses water. It further shines a light on changes needed in the way we use food, energy, and other goods and services in relation to water, and offers projections and recommendations, up to 2050, that apply to water... more...

  • Water Security for Better Livesby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 84.00

    This publication examines the critical issues surrounding water security (water shortage, water excess, inadequate water quality, the resilience of freshwater systems), providing a rationale for a risk-based approach and the management of trade-offs between water and other (sectoral and environmental) policies.  . The report sets out a three-step... more...

  • Pricing Urban Waterby Laura Echternacht

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    High population growth, informal settlements, and organizational and financial mismanagement represent major challenges for the water supply in many cities in developing countries. This book contributes to solving those problems by identifying systematic shortcomings and proposing solutions to improve the financial conditions in two representative... more...

  • Disputing the Floodplainsby Tobias Haller

    BRILL 2010; US$ 112.00

    African Floodplains in semi-arid areas are important for local livelihoods as they harbor many common-pool resources such as fisheries, pasture, wildlife, veldt products, water and land for irrigation. However, in many of these areas resources are under pressure. This book is presenting seven case studies from Mali, Cameroon, Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana... more...

  • 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...