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The Politics of Fresh Water: Access, conflict and identity
 

The Politics of Fresh Water: Access, conflict and identity (Paperback)

Edited by Ashcraft, Catherine M.
Edited by Mayer, Tamar

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Water scarcity is not simply the result of what nature has to offer but always involves power relations and political decisions. This volume discusses the politics of the freshwater crisis, specifically how access to water is determined in different regions and historical periods..., how conflict is constructed and managed, and how identity and efforts to control water systems, through development, technologies, and institutions, shape one another. The book analyzes responses to the water crisis as efforts to mitigate water insecurity and as expressions of collective identity that legitimate, resist, or seek to transform existing inequalities. The chapters focus on different processes that contribute to freshwater scarcity, including land use decisions, pollution, privatization, damming, climate change, discrimination, water management institutions and technology. Case studies are included from North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and New Zealand.
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ISBN 9780367227722
Released NZ 4 Feb 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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ISBN-13 9780367227722
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 4 Feb 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Ashcraft, Catherine M.
Edited by Mayer, Tamar
Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
Category Applied Ecology
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Water Supply & Treatment
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 244
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 363.61
Weight 386g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Water-supply - Political aspects, Water resources development - Political aspects, Watershed management - Political aspects, Water security - Political aspects, Water rights
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text College/higher education

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