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Water Management

  • Ten Commitments Revisitedby Steve Morton; David Lindenmayer; Stephen Dovers

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 49.95

    What are the 10 key issues that must be addressed urgently to improve Australia's environment? In this follow up to the highly successful book Ten Commitments: Reshaping the Lucky Country's Environment, Australia?s leading environmental thinkers have written provocative chapters on what must be done to tackle Australia's environmental problems ? in... more...

  • Water Management in Italyby Andrea Guerrini; Giulia Romano

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book describes the water sector as it is structured in Italy. The first part describes the legal framework which rules the sector in Italy, its evolution since the last 20 years, and its weaknesses. The second part describes the governance of Italian water utilities, distinguishing full public-owned companies from public-private partnership and... more...

  • Water Pollution and Abatement Policy in Indiaby Debesh Chakraborty; Kakali Mukhopadhyay

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    India has been traditionally?well-endowed with large freshwater reserves, but increasing population, urbanization and agricultural growth in recent decades are causing overexploitation of surface and groundwater. As consumption of water grows, wastewater increases significantly and in the absence of proper measures for treatment and management, is... 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...

  • 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...

  • Landscape Ecology and Water Managementby Mehtab Singh; R.B. Singh; M.I. Hassan

    Springer 2014; US$ 259.00

    The over-exploitation of important earth resources such as land and water has led to a number of environment-related problems the world over. At the same time, land-use change caused by various human activities has led to extinction of many plant and animal habitats and species. In this context, the relevance of biodiversity for human survival is becoming... 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...

  • Water and the Environmentby John Gowing; Luis Santos Pereira

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 283.00

    Water and the Environment addresses imbalances between availability and demand, degradation of surface and ground waters, inter-sectorial, inter-regional and international competition in water management. 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...

  • Federal Riversby D. Garrick; G. R. M. Anderson; D. Connell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    This groundbreaking book provides a comparative perspective on water and federalism across multiple countries. Through a collection of case studies, this book explores the water management experiences and lessons learned in ten federal countries and China. The territorial division of power in federations, plus the interconnected politics at the national... more...