New and Published Books
1-10 of 12 results in Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
Canada, the United States, and Indigenous communities
With almost the entire world’s water basins crossing political borders of some kind, understanding how to cooperate with one’s neighbor is of global relevance. For Indigenous communities, whose traditional homelands may predate and challenge the current borders, and whose relationship to water...
Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge
Political, Socio-economic and Environmental Perspectives
The Mekong Basin is home to some 70 million people, for whom this great river is a source of livelihoods, the basis for their ecosystems and a foundation of their economies. But the Mekong is also currently undergoing enormous social, economic, and ecological change of which hydropower development...
Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge
Capacity, Equity and Sustainability
The impacts of human-induced climate change are largely mediated by water, such as alterations in precipitation and glacial melt patterns, variations in river flow, increased occurrence of droughts and floods, and sea level rise in densely populated coastal areas. Such phenomena impact both urban...
Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge
Research and Innovation for Development
This volume reviews the evolution of ten years’ learning and discovery about water scarcity, livelihoods, and food security within the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. It draws on the experiences of over 100 projects conducted in ten river basins in the developing world. ...
Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge
Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy
This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview on the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region over during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a regional approach,...
Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge
The Life-Cycle Cost Approach to Planning and Management
Based on the work of the WASHCost project run by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), this book provides an evaluation of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors in the context of developing countries and is the first systematic study of applying the...
Published December 24th 2013 by Routledge
Transboundary Water Management and Conflict Resolution
Examining international water allocation policies in different parts of the world, this book suggests that they can be used as a platform to induce cooperation over larger political issues, ultimately settling conflicts. The main premise is that water can and should be used as a catalyst for peace...
Published August 22nd 2013 by Routledge
International Studies on Contextual Water Management
In an increasingly global community of researchers and practitioners, new technologies and communication means have made the transfer of policies from one country or region to another progressively more prevalent. There has been a lot of attention in the field of public administration paid to...
Published May 24th 2013 by Routledge
Scarcity, Marketization and Participation
The litany of alarming observations about water use and misuse is now familiar—over a billion people without access to safe drinking water; almost every major river dammed and diverted; increasing conflicts over the delivery of water in urban areas; continuing threats to water quality from...
Published May 15th 2013 by Routledge
Integrating Hydrogeology, Law and Economics
The principle of transferable groundwater rights is that by making water rights capable of being traded in the market, water resources can be used more sustainably and efficiently. Groundwater would achieve its economic value, by switching from the high volume-low value irrigation, which is...
Published March 25th 2013 by Routledge
Governing International Watercourses: River Basin Organizations and the Sustainable Governance of Internationally Shared Rivers and Lakes
To Be Published January 31st 2015
Water Management, Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Economies
To Be Published February 15th 2015
Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing World
To Be Published March 23rd 2015
International Water Law and the Quest for Common Security
To Be Published March 27th 2015
Water, Power and Identity: The Cultural Politics of Water in the Andes
To Be Published April 10th 2015
Water and Cities in Latin America: Challenges for Sustainable Development
To Be Published April 17th 2015
Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance
To Be Published May 1st 2015
Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate
To Be Published May 29th 2015
The Mekong: A Socio-legal Approach to River Basin Development
To Be Published August 31st 2015
The Politics of Fresh Water: Access, Conflict and Identity
To Be Published September 30th 2015