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              Books in the Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management series

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              Legal Frameworks for Transparency in Water Utilities Regulation: A comparative perspective

              Legal Frameworks for Transparency in Water Utilities Regulation: A comparative perspective (Paperback)

              By Al'Afghani, Mohamad Mova

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              Transparency in the regulation of water utilities is essential in order to ensure quality and fairness. This book explores and compares different regulatory arrangements in the water utilities sectors in three jurisdictions to determine which regulatory and ownership model is mos...t transparent and why. The three jurisdictions considered are England (UK), Victoria (Australia) and Jakarta (Indonesia). Following an introduction to the importance of transparency in water utilities regulation, the book provides an overview of the three chosen jurisdictions and their legal and institutional frameworks. Through a comparison of these the author explores the contested and difficult terrain of privatization , as (often) opposed to public ownership, in which it is shown that the relationships between transparency and ownership models are not as clear-cut as might be assumed. Chapters consider various aspects and outcomes of the regulatory process and the role of transparency, including topics such as regulators' internal governance mechanisms, utilities corporate governance, licensing and information flow, freedom of information and transparency in tariffs and pricing, as well as customer service. The book concludes with a summary of lessons learned to inform the refinement of transparency in utilities regulation.
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              ISBN 9780367227579
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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              Water and Rural Communities: Local Politics, Meaning and Place

              Water and Rural Communities: Local Politics, Meaning and Place (Paperback)

              By Bryant, Lia; George, with Jodie

              • RRP: $86.99
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              The overall theme of this book concerns the multiplicity and complexities of discursive constructions of water in Western economies in relation to irrigation communities. The authors argue that the politics of place is given meaning in relation to local knowledges and within mult...iple and multiscalar institutional frameworks involved with the social, physical, economic and political practices associated with water. They are particularly concerned with water at the local level, including how it is exchanged, managed and given meaning. Using case studies from Australia and the United States of America, it is shown how water use and community relations, particularly during times of drought, are central to developing understandings about how communities challenge, adapt and respond to policy developments. The book also brings to light how unequal distribution of resources and risk conspicuously come to the surface during times of drought illustrating that water is a political subject occupying a unique position, moving between the natural and social worlds.
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              ISBN 9780367227555
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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              Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation
               

              Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation (Hardback)

              Edited by Kochskamper, Elisa; Challies, Edward; Jager, Nicolas W.; Newig, Jens

              • RRP: $247.00
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              The European Water Framework Directive (WFD), which came into force in 2000 with the aim of revolutionizing European water governance, mandates participatory river basin management planning across the European Union. The belief of European policymakers and the European Commission... is that participation will deliver better policy outputs and implementation. This book examines a range of approaches to participatory river basin management planning, and considers whether and how participation impacted on the environmental standard of planning documents, quality of implementation, and social outcomes. It draws on evidence from WFD implementation in eight case studies from Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom on the basis of a matched comparative case study design. The Directive sets common timeframes and procedural requirements, which provides a perfect test-bed and unique opportunity to study the effects of participation on implementation and outcomes in comparative perspective.
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              ISBN 9781138713291
              Released NZ 16 Oct 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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              Water Regimes: Beyond the public and private sector debate
               

              Water Regimes: Beyond the public and private sector debate (Hardback)

              Edited by Lorrain, Dominique; Poupeau, Franck

              • RRP: $294.00
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              In recent years the water sector has undergone profound institutional, economic and political transformations. Some countries have encouraged privatization of water services, but in many cases this has provoked adverse reaction to such a neoliberal and market-based approach to th...is common shared but essential resource. This book goes beyond the ideology of the public versus private water regime debate, by focusing on the results of these types of initiatives to provide better water services, particularly in urban settings. It provides numerous examples of alternative models, to show who is responsible for implementing such systems and what are their social, institutional and technical-scientific characteristics. Policies are analysed in terms of their implications for employees and residents. The book presents a new combinatory approach of water regimes, based on several international case studies (Argentina, Bolivia, China, France, Germany, India, South Africa and the USA, plus a comparison of three cities in Africa) presenting specific challenges for water models. These case studies demonstrate the successes and problems of a range of private sector involvements in the provision of water services, and provide examples of how small-scale systems can compare with larger-scale more technical systems.
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              ISBN 9781138668201
              Released NZ 19 Sep 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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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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              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 21 Jun 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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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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              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 1 Jan 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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              Water, Climate Change and the Boomerang Effect: Unintentional Consequences for Resource Insecurity

              Water, Climate Change and the Boomerang Effect: Unintentional Consequences for Resource Insecurity (Hardback)

              Edited by Swatuk, Larry; Wirkus, Lars

              • RRP: $282.00
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              This book addresses the policy debates surrounding water resources and climate actions through both theoretical and comparative case studies.

              ISBN 9781138556096
              Released NZ 31 Jul 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Water Poverty and Justice in the Global South: Law, Human Rights and Community Action for Water Security

              Water Poverty and Justice in the Global South: Law, Human Rights and Community Action for Water Security (Hardback)

              By Cooper, Nathan John

              • RRP: $271.00
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              Delivering sustainable access to sufficient, safe water represents an urgent and profound global challenge in the face of increasing demand, resource overexploitation, and climate change contributing to unpredictable rainfall, salination and desertification. Much of the effort to... reduce water poverty has centred on considering and declaring access to sufficient water to be a human right. Yet the continuing reality of water poverty for over 650 million people worldwide, even in countries where access to water is already a constitutional right, leads to a reappraisal of the role of human rights in water law and governance and of their ability to alleviate poverty. Using a methodology of narrative inquiry, this book explores the practical consequences of these human rights failings to gain inspiration towards alternative approaches to water governance. In particular, attention is turning towards `commons' modes of resource allocation, which promise to promote more interconnected, communal and grounded visions of water use, better suited to sustainable, equitable water governance. Detailed case studies are included from Argentina, India, Malawi and South Africa.
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              ISBN 9781138726352
              Released NZ 31 May 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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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.; Mayer, Tamar

              • RRP: $86.99
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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
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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              The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Nile Basin: Implications for Transboundary Water Cooperation

              The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Nile Basin: Implications for Transboundary Water Cooperation (Paperback)

              Edited by Yihdego, Zeray; Rieu-Clarke, Alistair; Cascao, Ana

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              The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will not only be Africa's largest dam, but it is also essential for future cooperation and development in the Nile River Basin and East African region. This book, after setting out basin-level legal and policy successes and failures of m...anaging and sharing Nile waters, articulates the opportunities and challenges surrounding the GERD through multiple disciplinary lenses. It sets out its possibilities as a basis for a new era of cooperation, its regional and global implications, the benefits of cooperation and coordination in dam filling, and the need for participatory and transparent decision making. By applying law, political science and hydrology to sharing water resources in general and to large-scale dam building, filling and operating in particular, it offers concrete qualitative and quantitative options that are essential to promote cooperation and coordination in utilising and preserving Nile waters. The book incorporates the economic dimension and draws on recent developments including: the signing of a legally binding contract by Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to carry out an impact assessment study; the possibility that the GERD might be partially operational very soon, the completion of transmission lines from GERD to Addis Ababa; and the announcement of Sudan to commence construction of transmission lines from GERD to its main cities. The implications of these are assessed and lessons learned for transboundary water cooperation and conflict management.
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              ISBN 9780367376901
              Released NZ 14 Sep 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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