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  • Drought and the Human Storyby R.L. Heathcote

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This study of the human conceptualization of drought in a global setting examines the historical record from early human society through to present day concerns to explore how and why attitudes to drought have changed and why the mitigation of its impacts has become more difficult. To offer a more lasting strategy for protection against drought, the... more...

  • Water in a Dry Landby Margaret Somerville

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    This ethnography follows a river-road into the deeper meanings of water and water places in the Australian experience. The site of this exploration is the iconic river system which forms the networks of natural and human landscapes of the Murray-Darling Basin. more...

  • Water Issues in Southeast Asiaby Lee Poh Onn

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 64.90

    Water has been dubbed the "oil of the 21st century" because of its increasing global scarcity. In Southeast Asia, water resources have been strained by the greater demand from different sectors such as agriculture, industry and domestic users. This situation is only likely to worsen in the future if active measures are not taken now. Is there... more...

  • Water Governance as Connective Capacityby Jurian Edelenbos; Nanny Bressers; Peter Scholten

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    Bringing together case studies from countries including The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Romania, Sweden, Finland, Italy, India, Canada and the United States, the book focuses on the question of how to deal with the various sources of fragmentation in water governance by organizing meaningful connections and developing 'connective capacity'.... more...

  • Shared Waters, Shared Opportunitiesby Bernard Calas; Mumma Martinon

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2010; US$ 34.95

    The importance of watercourses to human life and development cannot be overemphasised. From communication, trade, agriculture and the location of human settlements, they have played an immeasurable role. Almost 60% of Africa lies within shared rivers and lake basins. The Nile is shared by more than seven nations, the Zambezi by six, and the Congo by... more...

  • Investing in Water for a Green Economyby Mike Young; Christine Esau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    In the context of the economies of the world becoming greener, this book provides a global and interdisciplinary overview of the condition of the world?s water resources and the infrastructure used to manage it. It focuses on current social and economic costs of water provision, needs and opportunities for investment and for improving its management.... more...

  • The Management of the Zambezi River Basin and Kariba Damby M. J. Tumbare

    Bookworld Publishers 2010; US$ 26.95

    This book brings together articles and conference papers on the Zambezi River and Kariba Dam written by Dr. Tumbare between 1998-2010. Part I discusses issues of river basin and integrated water resources management and Part II contains papers in infrastructure development in the water and energy sectors. more...

  • Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: 2012 updateby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2012; US$ 36.00

    The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation known as the JMP is mandated by the United Nations to report every two years on access to drinking water and sanitation worldwide and on progress towards related targets under Millennium Development Goal 7. This 2012 report is based on data gathered from household surveys and... more...

  • Shared Borders, Shared Watersby Sharon B. Megdal; Robert G. Varady; Susanna Eden

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 104.95

    This collection of papers examines water management in two of the world?s prominent, arid transboundary areas facing similar challenges. In the Middle East, the chronically water-short Israeli-Palestinian region has recognized the need both to conserve and supplement its traditional water sources. Across the globe on the North American continent,... more...

  • Looking Beyond the Horizonby William R. Sutton; Jitendra P. Srivastava; James E. Neumann

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    Agriculture is one of the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors. In many countries, such as the fourexamined in Looking Beyond the Horizon, the risks of climate change are an immediate and fundamentalproblem because the majority of the rural population depends either directly or indirectly on agriculture forits livelihood.The risks of climate... more...