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Competition for Water Resources

Competition for Water Resources Book
Author : Jadwiga R Ziolkowska,Jeffrey M Peterson
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-09-09
ISBN : 0128032383
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the U.S. and Europe addresses the escalation of global issues regarding water scarcity and the necessary, cost-effective strategies that must be put in place in order to deal with escalating water crisis. The book evaluates use and competition for water resources in the U.S. and Europe, emphasizing the problems and challenges of dealing with tradeoffs in water. In addition, the book discusses water management strategies that can be used to optimize water use and allocation, mitigate water scarcity, and adapt to water scarcity. Supplementing the numerous case studies, the book includes lessons learned from applying specific strategies and approaches. This comprehensive overview and comparison of management practices across two continents is an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and educators in water. Provides a national and regional perspective through the use of country specific case study examples Includes a comparative analysis between the U.S. and Europe, illustrating experiences in water management from two sides of the Atlantic Covers interdisciplinary topics related to water, such as agriculture and energy

The State of the World s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture

The State of the World s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture Book
Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-06-17
ISBN : 1136498877
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture is FAO's first flagship publication on the global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published every three to five years, and targeted at senior level decision makers in agriculture as well as in other sectors. SOLAW is aimed at sensitizing its target audience on the status of land resources at global and regional levels and FAO's viewpoint on appropriate recommendations for policy formulation. SOLAW focuses on these key dimensions of analysis: (i) quantity, quality of land and water resources, (ii) the rate of use and sustainable management of these resources in the context of relevant socio-economic driving factors and concerns, including food security and poverty, and climate change. This is the first time that a global, baseline status report on land and water resources has been made. It is based on several global spatial databases (e.g. land suitability for agriculture, land use and management, land and water degradation and depletion) for which FAO is the world-recognized data source. Topical and emerging issues on land and water are dealt with in an integrated rather than sectoral manner. The implications of the status and trends are used to advocate remedial interventions which are tailored to major farming systems within different geographic regions.

Legal Rights for Rivers

Legal Rights for Rivers Book
Author : Erin O'Donnell
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-10-17
ISBN : 0429889607
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 2017 four rivers in Aotearoa New Zealand, India, and Colombia were given the status of legal persons, and there was a recent attempt to extend these rights to the Colorado River in the USA. Understanding the implications of creating legal rights for rivers is an urgent challenge for both water resource management and environmental law. Giving rivers legal rights means the law can see rivers as legal persons, thus creating new legal rights which can then be enforced. When rivers are legally people, does that encourage collaboration and partnership between humans and rivers, or establish rivers as another competitor for scarce resources? To assess what it means to give rivers legal rights and legal personality, this book examines the form and function of environmental water managers (EWMs). These organisations have legal personality, and have been active in water resource management for over two decades. EWMs operate by acquiring water rights from irrigators in rivers where there is insufficient water to maintain ecological health. EWMs can compete with farmers for access to water, but they can also strengthen collaboration between traditionally divergent users of the aquatic environment, such as environmentalists, recreational fishers, hunters, farmers, and hydropower. This book explores how EWMs use the opportunities created by giving nature legal rights, such as the ability to participate in markets, enter contracts, hold property, and enforce those rights in court. However, examination of the EWMs unearths a crucial and unexpected paradox: giving legal rights to nature may increase its legal power, but in doing so it can weaken community support for protecting the environment in the first place. The book develops a new conceptual framework to identify the multiple constructions of the environment in law, and how these constructions can interact to generate these unexpected outcomes. It explores EWMs in the USA and Australia as examples, and assesses the implications of creating legal rights for rivers for water governance. Lessons from the EWMs, as well as early lessons from the new ‘river persons,’ show how to use the law to improve river protection and how to begin to mitigate the problems of the paradox.

Water for the Future

Water for the Future Book
Author : U.S. National Academy of Sciences,Royal Scientific Society, Jordan,Palestine Academy for Science and Technology,Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Sustainable Water Supplies in the Middle East
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 1999-03-09
ISBN : 030906421X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the result of a joint research effort led by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and involving the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and the Palestine Health Council. It discusses opportunities for enhancement of water supplies and avoidance of overexploitation of water resources in the Middle East. Based on the concept that ecosystem goods and services are essential to maintaining water quality and quantity, the book emphasizes conservation, improved use of current technologies, and water management approaches that are compatible with environmental quality.

Competition for California Water

Competition for California Water Book
Author : Ernest A. Engelbert
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1982-01-01
ISBN : 9780520048225
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Water Management in Arid and Semi arid Regions

Water Management in Arid and Semi arid Regions Book
Author : Phoebe Koundouri,Katia Karousakis
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2006-01-01
ISBN : 1845429974
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Water deficiency in many arid and semi-arid regions in Southern Europe is becoming a major constraint for economic welfare and sustainable regional development. These regions are characterised by high spatial and temporal imbalances of water demand and supply, seasonal water uses, inadequate water resources and poor institutional water management. The aim of this book is to formulate appropriate strategies and guidelines for water management necessary for the formulation and implementation of integrated sustainable management of water resources. Lessons are learned from various case studies, which examine competing water use patterns, compare governance structures and how these have evolved in response to scarcity, and structural and non-structural instruments to address water deficiency. Water Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions will appeal to policymakers in relevant countries as well as to scholars and researchers of environmental studies and economics.

Water Resources Across Europe

Water Resources Across Europe Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : European Communities
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recoge: 1. Introduction - 2. Water availability, abstraction and supply - 3. Impacts of water abstraction and supply - 4. Water abstraction for industry and energy production - 5. Public water supply - 6. Agricultural water use - 7. Conclusions on future water resource management in Europe.

Water Governance and Collective Action

Water Governance and Collective Action Book
Author : Diana Suhardiman,Alan Nicol,Everisto Mapedza
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-08
ISBN : 1351705245
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Collective Action is now recognized as central to addressing the water governance challenge of delivering sustainable development and global environmental benefits. This book examines concepts and practices of collective action that have emerged in recent decades globally. Building on a Foucauldian conception of power, it provides an overview of collective action challenges involved in the sustainable management and development of global freshwater resources through case studies from Africa, South and Southeast Asia and Latin America. The case studies link community-based management of water resources with national decision-making landscapes, transboundary water governance, and global policy discussion on sustainable development, justice and water security. Power and politics are placed at the centre of collective action and water governance discourse, while addressing three core questions: how is collective action shaped by existing power structures and relationships at different scales? What are the kinds of tools and approaches that various actors can take and adopt towards more deliberative processes for collective action? And what are the anticipated outcomes for development processes, the environment and the global resource base of achieving collective action across scales?

Selected Water Resources Abstracts

Selected Water Resources Abstracts Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1979
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Confronting the Nation s Water Problems

Confronting the Nation s Water Problems Book
Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Assessment of Water Resources Research
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2004-10-14
ISBN : 030916589X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In order to confront the increasingly severe water problems faced by all parts of the country, the United States needs to make a new commitment to research on water resources. A new mechanism is needed to coordinate water research currently fragmented among nearly 20 federal agencies. Given the competition for water among farmers, communities, aquatic ecosystems and other users-as well as emerging challenges such as climate change and the threat of waterborne diseases-Confronting the Nation's Water Problems concludes that an additional $70 million in federal funding should go annually to water research. Funding should go specifically to the areas of water demand and use, water supply augmentation, and other institutional research topics. The book notes that overall federal funding for water research has been stagnant in real terms for the past 30 years and that the portion dedicated to research on water use and social science topics has declined considerably.

Water Resources

Water Resources Book
Author : George M. Hornberger,Debra Perrone
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Release : 2019-09-03
ISBN : 1421432951
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Positioned to become the foremost text on water resource issues, this companion to Hornberger's widely regarded Elements of Physical Hydrology reveals the enormity of the water crisis facing the planet while offering realistic hope.

OECD Studies on Water Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture

OECD Studies on Water Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture Book
Author : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release : 2010-03-15
ISBN : 926408357X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report calls on policy makers to recognise the issues at stake in water resource management in agriculture and gives them the tools to do so, offering a wealth of information on recent trends and the outlook for water resource use in agriculture.

Water Resources and Development

Water Resources and Development Book
Author : Clive Agnew,Philip Woodhouse
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-11-03
ISBN : 1136893105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Water Resources and Development explores water management strategies through scientific, social and political perspectives, and uses case studies to exemplify four key development challenges: economic growth, poverty reduction, competition and conflict over water, and adaptation to climate change

Water Resources

Water Resources Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on National Water Resources
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1960
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Water Resources book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on National Water Resources, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Integrated development and management of water resources for productive and equitable use in the Indrawati River Basin Nepal

Integrated development and management of water resources for productive and equitable use in the Indrawati River Basin  Nepal Book
Author : Madhusudan Bhattarai,Dhruba Pant,V. S. Mishra,Hari Devkota,Shuku Pun,R. N. Kayastha,David Molden
Publisher : IWMI
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9290904860
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This paper has benefited by four detailed case studies2 conducted in the Indrawati river basin by IWMI/Nepal and Water and Energy Commission Secretariat/Nepal (WECS/Nepal). It documents the major concerns in relation to Melamchi project on the Indrawati basin community,and illustrates the preliminary assessment of major project impacts in the basin. This paper particularly concentrates on, the likely impacts of the water diversion project on the economic and social fronts and local water use decisions, and also on the local environment. The major findings of the study in the Indrawati basin are summarized below.

Integrated Water Resources Management in Practice

Integrated Water Resources Management in Practice Book
Author : Roberto Lenton,Mike Muller
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-08-21
ISBN : 1136562877
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Better water management will be crucial if we are to meet many of the key challenges of this century - feeding the worlds growing population and reducing poverty, meeting water and sanitation needs, protecting vital ecosystems, all while adapting to climate change. The approach known as Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is widely recognized as the best way forward, but is poorly understood, even within the water sector. Since a core IWRM principle is that good water management must involve the water users, the understanding and involvement of other sectors is critical for success. There is thus an urgent need for practical guidance, for both water and development professionals, based on real world examples, rather than theoretical constructs. That is what this book provides. Using case studies, the book illustrates how better water management, guided by the IWRM approach, has helped to meet a wide range of sustainable development goals. It does this by considering practical examples, looking at how IWRM has contributed, at different scales, from very local, village-level experiences to reforms at national level and beyond to cases involving trans-boundary river basins. Using these on-the-ground experiences, from both developed and developing countries in five continents, the book provides candid and practical lessons for policy-makers, donors, and water and development practitioners worldwide, looking at how IWRM principles were applied, what worked, and, equally important, what didnt work, and why. Published with the Global Water Partnership

Economics of Water Resources From Regulation to Privatization

Economics of Water Resources  From Regulation to Privatization Book
Author : Nicolas Spulber,Asghar Sabbaghi
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-03-14
ISBN : 9401583218
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The purpose of this book is to develop a general economic model which integrates the quantity and quality issues of water resource management and to provide, along with a detailed criticism of the policy instruments now in use, alternative proposals concerning the efficient allocation and distribution of water. In particular we treat water as a multi-product commodity where the market plays a major role in determining water quality-discriminant pricing and its value to the user. We examine the process of moving from administrative allocation and regulation to privatization of the water industry as the key element in promoting effective competition and in providing economic incentives for greater efficiency. Water quantity and quality, considered independently of each other, have been the subject of numerous studies during the last twenty years. Let us recall briefly the most outstanding among them. A variety of models have been constructed concerning the optimal scheduling and sequence of water-supply projects: dynamic programming for solving multi-bjective functions in water resource development; planning models for coordinating regional water-resource supply and demand, etc. Other studies have devised water-quality management models, including multi-period design of regional or municipal wastewater systems; cost-allocation methods to induce effluent dischargers to participate in regional water systems; models to predict the quality of effluent (in particular, whether it meets certain established standards); models for finding optimal waste-removal policies at each of the polluting sources, and so on.

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region

Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean Region Book
Author : Redouane Choukr-Allah,Ragab Ragab,Rafael Rodriguez-Clemente
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-10-03
ISBN : 940074756X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book puts great emphasis on the importance of Integrated Water Resources Management IWRM as the way forward towards food, water, and energy security. It offers better ways and means of managing the limited water resources; using water more efficiently; adopting new policies in order to cope with climate change and drought; increase water supply through the use of non conventional water resources, especially waste water; inducing stakeholders participation and information exchange and raise public awareness to the value of water. It is an important book for all those involved in all aspects of water resources and contains valuable information for scientists, researchers, farmers, extension services and students.