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  • Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Watersby Mahesh Chandra Chaturvedi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 146.95

    Once a prosperous region, the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) river basin?inhabited by about a tenth of the world?s population?is currently one of the poorest. Large-scale socioeconomic development is urgently needed to ensure the sustainability of the region, and the management of water resources is a crucial part of this. Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna... more...

  • Droughtby Justin Sheffield; Eric F. Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00

    Drought is one of the likely consequences of climate change in many regions of the world. Together with an increased demand for water resources to supply the world's growing population, it represents a potentially disastrous threat to water supplies, agriculture and food production, leading to famine and environmental degradation. Yet predicting drought... more...

  • Water, Agriculture and the Environment in Spain: can we square the circle?by Lucia De Stefano; M. Ramon Llamas

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.95

    "The world water problems are a due to bad governance, not to physical water scarcity." This book is inspired by this statement and explores whether it holds in a specific country, Spain, where climatic conditions ? Spain is one of the most arid countries of the European Union - would fully justify saying that water problems are due to physical... more...

  • 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

    Water in a Dry Land is a story of research about water as a source of personal and cultural meaning. The site of this exploration is the iconic river system which forms the networks of natural and human landscapes of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. In the current geological era of human induced climate change, the desperate plight of the system... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...