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Water Management

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  • The Hydropolitics of Damsby Mark Everard

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 39.95

    The Hydropolitics of Dams charts the troubled waters of ‘heavy engineering’ approaches to ecosystem management, exploring the history, benefits and problems of large dams. Featuring case studies from China, India and South Africa, this insightful new book argues that there are more appropriate physical and social technologies that can help... more...

  • Managing Water and Agroecosystems for Food Securityby E. Boelee

    CABI 2013; US$ 145.00

    Water protection, food production and ecosystem health are worldwide issues. Changes in the global water cycle are affecting human well-being in many places, while widespread land and ecosystem degradation, driven by poor agricultural practices, is seriously limiting food production. Understanding the links between ecosystems, water, and food production... more...

  • Drought in Arid and Semi-Arid Regionsby Kurt Schwabe; Jose Albiac; Jeffery D. Connor; Rashid M. Hassan; Liliana Meza González

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    Offering a cross-country examination and comparison of drought awareness and experience, this book shows how scientists, water managers, and policy makers approach drought and water scarcity in arid and semi-arid regions of Spain, Mexico, Australia, South Africa and the United States. more...

  • Waterby Brahma Chellaney

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 21.95

    Winner of the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz 2012 Book Award. The battles of yesterday were fought over land. Those of today are over energy. But the battles of tomorrow may be over water. Nowhere is that danger greater than in water-distressed Asia. Water stress is set to become Asia’s defining crisis of the twenty-first century, creating... more...

  • The Right(s) to Waterby Pierre Thielbörger

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Politicians and diplomats have for many years proclaimed a human right to water as a solution to the global water crisis, most recently in the 2010 the UN General Assembly Resolution "The human right to water and sanitation". To what extent, however, can a right to water legally and philosophically exist and what difference to international law and... more...

  • Water Insecurityby M.A. Abedin; Umma Habiba; Rajib Shaw

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 114.95

    The objective of the book is to document the social impacts and predicament of water scarcity. The book will mainly target the researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of development, environment and water planners. The book can be considered as a reference guide of future research in the field of water scarcity and risk management. more...

  • Sustainable Urban Water Environmentby A. Goonetilleke; T. Yigitcanlar; G. A. Ayoko

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    This multi-disciplinary book provides practical solutions for safeguarding the sustainability of the urban water environment. Firstly, the importance of the urban water environment is highlighted and the major problems urban water bodies face and strategies to safeguard the water environment are explored. Secondly, the diversity of pollutants entering... more...

  • Urban Water IIby S. Mambretti; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 382.00

    Urban Water II is the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Design, Construction, Maintenance, Monitoring and Control of Urban Water Systems. The meeting was reconvened following the success of the first conference held in 2012.Topics covered relate to the subject areas of Water supply networks and Urban Drainage. more...

  • Evolution of Dam Policiesby Waltina Scheumann; Oliver Hensengerth

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    The World Commission on Dams? (WCD) report (2000) ?Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making? has set a landmark in the highly contested controversy over large dams which has yet not ended. Now that more than ten years passed, one has to realize that the WCD norms matter but that their real chance of getting implemented relies on whether... more...

  • The Security of Water, Food, Energy and Liveability of Citiesby Basant Maheshwari; Ramesh Purohit; Hector Malano; Vijay P. Singh; Priyanie Amerasinghe

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    The population of cities around the world is growing at an alarming rate, and as a result the landscapes of most cities are going through enormous changes. In particular, fertile agricultural lands at the periphery of cities are being developed without consideration of holistic planning. As such, peri-urban areas, zones of transition from rural to... more...