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Water Management in 2020 and Beyond

Water Management in 2020 and Beyond Author Asit K. Biswas
ISBN-10 9783540893462
Release 2009-07-06
Pages 268
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This is the first book to authoritatively assess how water management will be shaped by 2020 due to forces within and outside the water sector. It offers a pragmatic assessment arrived at by experts from different parts of the world and different fields.

Water Quality Management

Water Quality Management Author Asit K. Biswas
ISBN-10 9781317978954
Release 2014-06-03
Pages 282
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The global attention in recent years has focused primarily on water quantity and allocation issues. Water quality has received significantly less attention than water quantity. Commendable progress has been made by the developed world to control point sources of pollution, but commensurate progress in reducing non-point sources has not been made. In the third world countries both point and non-point sources of pollution are becoming increasingly a serious concern. Already, nearly all water bodies in such countries near and around urban centres have been severely polluted, with very high health and environmental costs. The book assesses the current status of water quality management in both developed and developing worlds, as well as analysing the effectiveness of economic instruments and legal and institutional frameworks to control water contamination. It outlines the importance of building up social and political awareness to reverse the trend of continuing water quality deterioration, which is likely to be a most challenging task in the coming years. This book was published as a special issue of International Journal of Water Resources Development.

Next Generation Infrastructure

Next Generation Infrastructure Author Hillary Brown
ISBN-10 9781610912020
Release 2014-05-15
Pages 264
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The 2007 bridge collapse in Minneapolis-St. Paul quickly became symbolic of the debilitated interstate highway system—and of what many critics see as America’s disinvestment in its infrastructure. The extreme vulnerability of single-purpose, aging infrastructure was highlighted once again when Hurricane Sandy churned its way across the northeast United States. Inundating New York City’s vital arteries, floodwaters overwhelmed tunnels and sewers; closed bridges; shut down mass transit; curtailed gas supplies; and destroyed streets, buildings, and whole neighborhoods. Next Generation Infrastructure takes a critical but ultimately hopeful look at how our infrastructure networks can be made more efficient, less environmentally damaging, and more resilient. Brown argues that, if we're to chart a course for global sustainability, we must begin to design, regulate, and finance infrastructure that decouples carbon-intensive and ecologically harmful technologies from critical infrastructure systems, namely the essential systems for contemporary society: water, wastewater, power, solid waste, transportation, and communication. The book highlights hopeful examples from around the world, ranging from the Mount Poso cogeneration plant in California to urban rainwater harvesting in Seoul, South Korea, to the multi-purpose Marina Barrage project in Singapore. Brown encourages us to envision infrastructure within a larger economic, environmental, and social context, and to share resources across systems, reducing costs and extending benefits. This is a must read for professionals and students interested in a more resilient urban future including urban designers, architects, urban planners, urban policymakers, landscape architects, and engineers.

India s Water Economy

India s Water Economy Author John Briscoe
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019158218
Release 2006
Pages 79
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India faces an unsure water future. Unless fresh policies are adopted and implemented to make water development and management sustainable, India will have neither the means to maintain the existing resources and build new infrastructure, nor the water required for its survival. This reportfocuses on two basic issues: the major water-related challenges facing India, and the critical measures required to address them. It calls for a reinvigorated set of public water institutions to sustain water development and management in India. The study:* examines the evolution of water management in India * describes the achievements of the past* analyses the challenges ahead * suggests ways of evolving a sustainable water management system Drawing heavily on background documents by eminent Indian practitioners and policy analysts, it explores various options of managing the transition from past practices in a principled and pragmatic manner.

Addressing Water Security in the People s Republic of China

Addressing Water Security in the People   s Republic of China Author Asian Development Bank
ISBN-10 9789292575748
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 87
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Although accounting for about 20% of the global population, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is endowed with only 7% of the world’s water resources. The country faces severe water scarcity, high levels of urbanization and population growth, and climate change. For the PRC’s continuing development, it must protect and develop its freshwater resources. This publication provides recommended policy initiatives to ensure the PRC’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016–2020) contributes to significant improvements in national water security, particularly in extreme water-scarce provinces. Some actions proposed for increased water security are better water resources management, more cross-sector planning, deeper reform of the water pricing system, and creation of water markets.

Asian Perspectives on Water Policy

Asian Perspectives on Water Policy Author Cecilia Tortajada
ISBN-10 9781135757595
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 192
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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 managed in different Asian countries, ranging from the world’s most populous countries like China and India to a city state like Singapore and an island country like Fiji. It also analyses in depth several wide ranging issues like terrorism, human rights, water-energy nexus, and roles of media, along with comprehensive discussions of legal, institutional and regulatory frameworks in an Asian water management context. The overall focus is on how water can be managed efficiently, cost-effectively and equitably in various Asian countries. This book was based on a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.

Toward Integrated Water Resources Management in Armenia

Toward Integrated Water Resources Management in Armenia Author Winston Yu
ISBN-10 9781464803383
Release 2014-10-20
Pages 174
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This study takes stock of the current water resources management in Armenia, including diagnosing the main sub-sectors (agriculture, urban, environment, and energy), reviewing the institutional framework and implementation status of water-sector policies, identifying the main challenges and making recommendations on the next steps.

Social Ecological Resilience and Law

Social Ecological Resilience and Law Author Ahjond S. Garmestani
ISBN-10 9780231536356
Release 2014-02-25
Pages 384
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Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations in sustainability. For the past four decades, "resilience theory," which embraces uncertainty and nonlinear dynamics in complex adaptive systems, has provided a robust, invaluable foundation for sound environmental management. Reforming American law to incorporate this knowledge is the key to sustainability. This volume features top legal and resilience scholars speaking on resilience theory and its legal applications to climate change, biodiversity, national parks, and water law.

Integrated Water Resources Management in the 21st Century Revisiting the paradigm

Integrated Water Resources Management in the 21st Century  Revisiting the paradigm Author Pedro Martinez-Santos
ISBN-10 9781138001435
Release 2014-03-03
Pages 322
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Integrated water resources management advocates a coordinated approach for managing water resources in a way that balances social and economic needs with concern for the environment. While potentially useful, integrated water management is also controversial. Supporters believe that the multi-dimensional nature of water can only be understood and managed from a holistic perspective, while critics often argue that integrated water management lacks suffi ciently well-defi ned rules for its practical implementation. This book, written by academics, users and practitioners, provides a down-to-earth approach to the ideal of integrated water resources management, drawing from conceptual frameworks and real-life practice to identify the key aspects that are yet to be resolved. As such, it examines the role of water accounting, food trade, environmental externalities and intangible values as key aspects whose consideration may help the water management community move forward. Overall, integrated water resources management is perceived to be a useful utopia, whose value lies more in the steps that need to be taken to make it a reality than in achieving its ever-elusive end goal.

Dams and Development

Dams and Development Author United Nations Environment Programme. Division of Environmental Policy Implementation. Dams and Development Project
ISBN-10 9280728164
Release 2007
Pages 176
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This is a compilation of relevant practices of dealing with environmental and social issues during the planning, design and management of dams. The Compendium covers 9 topics selected by the multistakeholder Dams and Development Forum. It discusses the state of the art regarding dealing with the topics around the world. It shows how they are captured by regulatory frameworks and provides a number of examples illustrating how they have been implemented on the ground.--Publisher's description.

Integrated Surface and Ground Water Management

Integrated Surface and Ground Water Management Author Bijay K. Panigrahi
ISBN-10 078440562X
Release 2001
Pages 324
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Thirty-two papers from the May 2001 symposium explore integrated water resources management approaches (combining planning, rule making and technological development, as well as surface and ground water) to problems in the areas of aquifer storage and recovery systems, artificial recharge, stormwate

Society Water Technology

Society   Water   Technology Author Reinhard F. Hüttl
ISBN-10 9783319189710
Release 2015-11-02
Pages 295
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This book presents the results of the Interdisciplinary Research Group "Society – Water – Technology" of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. It describes interdisciplinary evaluation criteria for major water engineering projects (MWEPs) and portrays an application to the Lower Jordan Valley (Middle East) and the Fergana Valley (Central Asia). Both areas are characterised by transboundary conflicts, by challenges due to demographic and climate change and by political and societal pressures. Based on the findings, the book provides recommendations for science and political decisions makers as well as for international financing institutions. In addition, it outlines research gaps from an interdisciplinary perspective. In the past, MWEPs have been used as an instrument to cope with the demands of growing populations and to enhance development progress. Experiences with MWEPs have shown that a purely technical approach has not always brought about the desired results. In many cases, MWEPs have even resulted in negative implications for society and environment. Therefore, improved management strategies and enhanced technologies for a sustainable water resource management system are a prerequisite to meet present and future challenges. And, moreover, the continuous evaluation and optimisation of these measures is, likewise, a must.

Integrated Water Resources Management in a Changing World

Integrated Water Resources Management in a Changing World Author Dietrich Borchardt
ISBN-10 9781780405261
Release 2013-06-15
Pages 256
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This volume presents a selection of the main contributions made to the international conference on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) entitled ‘Management of Water in a Changing World: Lessons Learnt and Innovative Perspectives’ that was held from 12 to 13 October 2011 in Dresden, Germany. The book summarise the main messages issuing from the conference and contains selected papers which were presented during the conference, either as keynote lectures in plenary sessions or as submitted papers in one of the thematic sessions. The key themes of the book are: Water resources in changing environments Groundwater management Technologies and implementation Water management indicators at different scales Information and decision support systems Water governance: actors and institutions The book provides an overview on important issues concerning the conceptual framework of integrated water resources management (IWRM). All presentations and abstracts and the corresponding PowerPoint presentations as well as a video recording of the panel discussion are available at the conference website; Readers are encouraged to complete their review of the conference and its messages by consulting this interesting on-line source of accompanying scientific material.

Integrated water resources management in South and South East Asia

Integrated water resources management in South and South East Asia Author Olli Varis
ISBN-10 0195669320
Release 2005
Pages 353
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The Concept Of Integrated Water Resources Management (Iwrm) Is Not New: It Has Been Aroundfor Over Two Generations. During The 1990S, This Concept Was Rediscovered By Some International Institutions, And They Have Since Then Promoted It Extensively All Over The World. There Is No Question That Iwrm Has Now Become A Mainstream Idea. While It Is Conceptually Attactive, It Is Still An Open Question As To What Extent It Is Possible To Move From The Concept To The Implementation Phase. It Is Thus Absolutely Critical To Analyse To What Extent Iwrm Has Been Applied To Improve Water Management Practices And Processes At The Operational Level.

Water Management in Africa and the Middle East

Water Management in Africa and the Middle East Author Eglal Rached
ISBN-10 9780889368040
Release 1996
Pages 294
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Water Management in Africa and the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities

Improving Efficiency and Reliability in Water Distribution Systems

Improving Efficiency and Reliability in Water Distribution Systems Author Enrique Cabrera
ISBN-10 9789401718417
Release 2013-03-14
Pages 416
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This book contains the lectures given in the International Course "Improving efficiency and reliability in water supply systems", hosted and sponsored by the Menendez Pelayo International University (U.I.M.P.) and co-sponsored by Aguas de Valencia, the British Council and the EC Cornett and Erasmus programmes. The short course took place in Valencia (Spain) in November 1994, with an attendance of more than one hundred delegates. We must not only acknowedge and thank Dr. Joaquin Azagra, as UIMP Director, but also his collaborators D. Luis Moreno and Lidia Lopez for their support in the preparation of the Course and during the course taking place. UIMP sponsorship allowed us to assemble in Valencia an eminent cadre of lecturers coming from all over the world, that covered in an ordered and precise fashion some of the more relevant aspects on efficiency and reliability in water supply systems. We are very thankful to all these leading lecturers for their invaluable cooperation. The publication of this book and the Spanish edition as well, have been made possible thanks to the sponsorship of both Polytechnic University of Valencia througout its Chancellor, Justo Nieto, and Aguas de Valencia throughout its General Director Alvaro Aguirre. We must also thank Kluwer Academic Publishers and especially their Publisher Petra van Steenbergen for her assistance, careful presentation and production of the book.

Water Resources

Water Resources Author Asit K. Biswas
ISBN-10 0070054835
Release 1997
Pages 737
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Water is increasingly viewed as one of the major global resource issues of the 1990s. This reference offers international coverage of water quality management and enviornmental issues, and presents data on waterlogging, sedimentation and fisheries