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              Water Allocation Law in New Zealand: Lessons from Australia
                

              Water Allocation Law in New Zealand: Lessons from Australia (Hardback)

              By Singh-Ladhar, Jagdeepkaur

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              This book analyses water allocation law and policy in New Zealand and offers a comparative analysis with Australia. In New Zealand it is generally accepted that water allocation law has failed to be adequately addressed and New Zealand is now faced with the problem of over-alloca...tion in many catchments. In comparison, Australia has extensive experience in reforming its water law and policy over the last twenty years. This book provides a comparative and critical analysis of the lessons that New Zealand can learn from the Australian experience and offers guidance for the improvement of water allocation outcomes in New Zealand. Starting with the background of water allocation law and policy in New Zealand, the book traces the evolution of legal policies, including the 1967 Water and Soil Conservation Act and the 1991 Resource Management Act, and examines the role they have played in current water allocation issues. The book situates these findings within global challenges, such as the impact of climate change, and the global scarcity of and increasing demand for freshwater resources. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars researching water law and policy, natural resource management and environmental law more broadly. It was also be of use to policymakers and professional involved in developing and implementing water allocation laws and policies.
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              ISBN 9780367896621
              Released NZ 17 Aug 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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              Water, Power and Identity: The Cultural Politics of Water in the Andes
               

              Water, Power and Identity: The Cultural Politics of Water in the Andes (Hardback)

              By Boelens, Rutgerd

              • RRP: $294.00
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              This book addresses two major issues in natural resource management and political ecology: the complex conflicting relationship between communities managing water on the ground and national/global policy-making institutions and elites; and how grassroots defend against encroachme...nt, question the self-evidence of State-/market-based water governance, and confront coercive and participatory boundary policing ('normal' vs. 'abnormal'). The book examines grassroots building of multi-layered water-rights territories, and State, market and expert networks' vigorous efforts to reshape these water societies in their own image - seizing resources and/or aligning users, identities and rights systems within dominant frameworks. Distributive and cultural politics entwine. It is shown that attempts to modernize and normalize users through universalizes waterculture, 'rational water use' and de-politicized interventions deepen water security problems rather than alleviating them. However, social struggles negotiate and enforce water rights. User collectives challenge imposed water rights and identities, constructing new ones to strategically acquire water control autonomy and re-moralize their waterscapes. The author shows that battles for material control include the right to culturally define and politically organize water rights and territories. Andean illustrations from Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile, from peasant-indigenous life stories to international policy-making, highlight open and subsurface hydro-social networks. They reveal how water justice struggles are political projects against indifference, and that engaging in re-distributive policies and defying 'truth politics,' extends context-particular water rights definitions and governance forms.
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              ISBN 9780415719186
              Released NZ 13 Apr 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Contemporary Water Governance in the Global South: Scarcity, Marketization and Participation
               

              Contemporary Water Governance in the Global South: Scarcity, Marketization and Participation (Hardback)

              Edited by Harris, Leila M.; Goldin, Jacqueline A.; Sneddon, Christopher

              • RRP: $294.00
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              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 qu...ality from agricultural inputs and industrial wastes; and the increasing variability of climate, including threats of severe droughts and flooding across locales and regions. These issues present tremendous challenges for water governance. This book focuses on three major concepts and approaches that have gained currency in policy and governance circles, both globally and regionally scarcity and crisis, marketization and privatization, and participation. It provides a historical and contextual overview of each of these ideas as they have emerged in global and regional policy and governance circles and pairs these with in-depth case studies that examine manifestations and contestations of water governance internationally. The book interrogates ideas of water crisis and scarcity in the broader bio-physical, political, social and environmental landscapes to better understand how certain ideas and practices take hold, are replicated, and become entrenched in policy and practice. It critically investigates ideas of participation and democratic local-scale governance by querying the disconnects between global discourses on participatory practice and the local realities related to participation, particularly as they intersect with the themes of scarcity and privatization, of inequality and difference, and broader development discourses and water related schematics. Promoting a more holistic view of how governance structures are changing with contemporary realities, this topical book is of great interest to students, researchers and policy makers in the field of water governance.
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              ISBN 9780415657990
              Released NZ 15 May 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Water Governance, Policy and Knowledge Transfer: International Studies on Contextual Water Management
               

              Water Governance, Policy and Knowledge Transfer: International Studies on Contextual Water Management (Hardback)

              Edited by De Boer, Cheryl; Vinke-de Kruijf, Joanne; OEzerol, Gul; Bressers, Hans Th. A.; Bressers, Johannes Th. A.

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              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 administr...ation paid to policy transfer and institutional transplantation. This book aims to create a better understanding of such transfers in the water management sector. These include the adoption of modern water management concepts, such as integrated water resources management and forms of water governance, which are strongly promoted and sometimes also imposed by various international organizations. Transfers also occur within the scope of development aid or for the purpose of creating business opportunities. In addition, many research organisations, consultancies and governmental agencies are involved in cross-border work. The purpose of this book is therefore to present practical examples of the transfer of modern water management from one locality to another and to critically discuss the transferability of policy and governance concepts by analysing the contextual needs and factors. Case studies are included from North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It is argued that in many cases context matters in water management and that there is no panacea or universal concept that can be applied to all countries or regions with different political, economic, cultural and technological contexts. Yet it is also shown that some countries are facing pressing and similar water management issues that cut across national borders, and hence the transfer of knowledge may be beneficial.
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              ISBN 9780415625975
              Released NZ 24 May 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management: Capacity, Equity and Sustainability
               

              Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management: Capacity, Equity and Sustainability (Hardback)

              Edited by Stucker, Dominic; Lopez-Gunn, Elena

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              The impacts of human-induced climate change are largely mediated by water, such as seasonal changes in river basins due to glacial melt, increased occurrence of droughts and floods, and sea level rise in densely-populated coastal areas. Such phenomena impact both urban and rural ...communities in developed, emerging, and developing countries. This book analyzes evidence from river basins around the world and identifies common barriers and opportunities for adaptation to climate change. All chapters consider the crosscutting themes of institutional capacity, equity, and sustainability. These show how to design resilient water allocation policies and systems that are capable of protecting social and environmental interests, whilst ensuring the efficient use of an often scarce resource. Case studies are included from Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. The book recognizes that many water basin and coastal institutions are experiencing increasing environmental and social pressure due to population growth, development and migration. It describes how climate change impacts add stresses to already stretched systems, threatening the efficacy of institutions and those living in a given river catchment. While cooperative interactions over water still outnumber conflictive ones, environmental security analyses demonstrate that disputes over water and land rights can lead to social unrest and violent conflict.
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              ISBN 9780415635936
              Released NZ 21 Aug 2014
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate
               

              Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate (Hardback)

              By Earle, Anton; Cascao, Ana Elisa; Hansson, Stina; Jagerskog, Anders; Swain, Ashok

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              Climate change has an impact on the ability of transboundary water management institutions to deliver on their respective mandates. The starting point for the book is that actors within transboundary water management institutions develop responses to the climate change debate, as... distinct from the physical phenomenon of climate change. Actors respond to this debate broadly in three distinct ways adapt, resist (as in avoiding the issue) and subvert (as in using the debate to fulfil their own agenda). The book charts approaches which have been taken over the past two decades to promote more effective water management institutions, covering issues of conflict, cooperation, power and law. A new framework for a better understanding of the interaction between transboundary water management institutional resilience and global change is developed through analysis of the way these institutions respond to the climate change debate. This framework is applied to five river case studies from Africa, Asia and the Middle East (Ganges-Brahmaputra, Jordan, Mekong, Nile, Orange-Senqu) from which learning conclusions and policy recommendations are developed.
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              ISBN 9780415629751
              Released NZ 26 May 2015
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              Governing International Watercourses: River Basin Organizations and the Sustainable Governance of Internationally Shared Rivers and Lakes
               

              Governing International Watercourses: River Basin Organizations and the Sustainable Governance of Internationally Shared Rivers and Lakes (Hardback)

              By Schmeier, Susanne

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              This text focuses on river basin organizations as the key institutions for managing internationally shared water resources. This includes a comparative analysis of all river basin organizations worldwide and three in-depth case studies from three different continents.

              ISBN 9780415623582
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2012
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              Natural Infrastructure for Achieving Water Security: The Role of Ecosystems in the Water Cycle
               

              Natural Infrastructure for Achieving Water Security: The Role of Ecosystems in the Water Cycle (Paperback)

              Edited by Acreman, Mike; Coates, David; Davidson, Nick; McInnes, Rob

              • RRP: $93.99
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              • Pub Date
                31 Dec 23

              This book assesses the potential for delivering water management solutions through conserving or restoring the natural infrastructure of ecosystems and their interactions in the landscape.

              ISBN 9780815360261
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2023
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Natural Infrastructure for Achieving Water Security: The Role of Ecosystems in the Water Cycle
               

              Natural Infrastructure for Achieving Water Security: The Role of Ecosystems in the Water Cycle (Hardback)

              Edited by Acreman, Mike; Coates, David; Davidson, Nick; McInnes, Rob

              • RRP: $259.00
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                31 Dec 23

              This book assesses the potential for delivering water management solutions through conserving or restoring the natural infrastructure of ecosystems and their interactions in the landscape.

              ISBN 9780815360254
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2023
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              Flood Risk and Community Resilience: An Interdisciplinary Approach
               

              Flood Risk and Community Resilience: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Hardback)

              By McEwen, Lindsey

              • RRP: $200.00
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              • Pub Date
                31 Dec 23

              Flooding is an increasingly significant environmental hazard, as a result of land use change, climate change and other factors. But how can communities develop greater resilience to combat future flood risk? This book provides an accessible synthesis of the current research, poli...cy and practice literature on flood risk management through a community lens. The primary focus is on flood risk but the book also draws appropriately on related research in other environmental hazards contexts (e.g. drought, volcanic, earthquake hazards). It also presents the author's own 'engaged' research in flood risk management in distinctive non-contiguous interdisciplinary settings, as well as that of other researchers who have worked on and with 'community' in flood risk contexts. The approach is interdisciplinary, drawing across work at the interface between the natural and social sciences. It capitalises on recent and on-going research alongside knowledge of the policy shifts that have been implemented after recent major floods, for example in the UK, Europe, Brisbane (Australia) and New Orleans (USA). The focus is predominately on the developed world but also include lessons learnt from community engagement with flood risk in the developing world, such as in Bangladesh. The chapters are designed to draw together a different and distinctive set of interdisciplinary themes in flood risk management and social resilience, which contrasts with more traditional books on engineering and infrastructure approaches.
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              ISBN 9781138954458
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2023
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