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  • Water Quality Policy and Management in Asiaby Cecilia Tortajada

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Asia's 48 countries have an estimated 1.757 billion urban population and 2.4 billion people in rural areas (or approximately 60 per cent of the global population). Divided into central, eastern, southern, south-eastern and western regions, the continent is also extremely heterogeneous in terms of water quality conditions. The policies and management... more...

  • Increasing Resilience to Climate Variability and Changeby Cecilia Tortajada

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 110.11

    This book highlights the role that both infrastructure and governance play in the context of resilience and adaptation to climate variability and change. Eleven case studies analyze in-depth impacts of extreme events in projects, basins and regions in the Arid Americas (Unites States and Mexico), Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Nepal, Mexico,... more...

  • Water Infrastructureby Cecilia Tortajada

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Water infrastructure is an essential element in water management. Together with institutions, policies and regulation, it provides basic services to growing populations, especially in developing countries, where much of the growth is taking place. In the Asia-Pacific region, for instance, populations are growing not only in size but also in affluence,... more...

  • Revisiting Integrated Water Resources Managementby Cecilia Tortajada

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The book includes seventeen excellent researched and documented papers that reflect the diversity of thought, ideas and experiences related to IWRM. They draw from an extensive, inclusive and geographically representative range of theoretical propositions and practical examples. These include the implementation status of the IWRM concept at local,... more...

  • Water Resources and Decision-Making Systemsby Cecilia Tortajada; Kevin Parris

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    Water data and information are essential to support efforts to understand, manage, allocate, utilize and protect water resources. The linkages between Water Information Systems and needs of decision makers are complex, but can be encapsulated in a Driving Force (Policy Needs) – Monitoring – Data Management – Reporting framework. The rapid development... more...

  • Water Pricing and Public-Private Partnershipby Asit K. Biswas; Cecilia Tortajada

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    There is no question that water pricing and public-private partnership can improve water management practices in the future. However, this concept is neither the cure-all many proponents argue, nor the disaster its opponents forecast. Providing a comprehensive and objective assessment of what does and does not work, where, why and under what circumstances,... more...

  • Impacts of Megaconferences on the Water Sectorby Asit K. Biswas; Cecilia Tortajada

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 183.52

    As the first pioneering study to assess the impact of megaconferences on water policies and projects at global, regional and national levels, this volume finds that their impact is at best marginal in a number of areas, including environmental conservation. more...

  • Asian Perspectives on Water Policyby Cecilia Tortajada; Asit K. Biswas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Asian countries are not homogenous. They are in different stages of social and economic development, with cultural conditions and institutional and legal frameworks varying from one country to another. Therefore, how water can be successfully managed differs from one country to another. The book provides authoritative analyses of how water is being... more...

  • Improving Water Policy and Governanceby Cecilia Tortajada; Asit K. Biswas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Old forms of governance in both public and private sectors are becoming increasingly irrelevant because of rapidly changing conditions. Because of these changes, both governance processes and the scope of the institutions through which power is exercised throughout society may have to undergo a radical break with the past and prevailing models of... more...

  • Water Security, Climate Change and Sustainable Developmentby Asit K. Biswas; Cecilia Tortajada

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 91.75

    This book pursues a comprehensive approach so as to arrive at a better understanding of the implications of climate change on sustainable development, focusing on the perspective of water. Climate change is one of today’s most pressing global issues and will become increasingly important in the decades to come, as societies will feel its pervasive... more...