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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

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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, 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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              The Biopolitics of Water: Governance, Scarcity and Populations

              The Biopolitics of Water: Governance, Scarcity and Populations (Hardback)

              By Hellberg, Sofie

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              Biopolitics refers to a form of politics concerned with the administering and regulating the conditions of life at the aggregated level of populations. This book provides a biopolitical perspective on water governance and its effects. Drawing on the work of Foucault, it explores ...how notions of scarcity are used in strategies of governance and how such governance differentiates between different populations. Furthermore, the author investigates what such biopolitical regulation means for people's lifestyles and the way they understand themselves and their moral responsibilities as humans,individuals and citizens. The book begins by investigating the global water agenda with particular emphasis on its focus on water for basic needs, and provides different examples of hydromentalities around the world. It also presents rich empirical details of one local case in South Africa. By carefully exploring water users water `stories', the book provides new perspectives on the relationship between water and power. Additionally, it offers an innovative methodological framework through which we can study the workings of governance more generally, and water governance specifically. It thereby contributes to the scholarship on water governance in relation to how water governance and technologies are part of producing subjectivities, notions of life and lifestyles and, more specifically, in terms of how the global water agenda can work so as to produce, or further entrench, distinctions between different lives and lifestyles. Ultimately, such differences between individual and populations produced as an effect of water governance are assessed in relation to social sustainability.
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              ISBN 9781138740754
              Released NZ 13 Mar 2018
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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
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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

              • RRP: $86.99
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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
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              Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing World

              Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing World (Paperback)

              By Mirumachi, Naho

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              This book examines the political economy that governs the management of international transboundary river basins in the developing world. These shared rivers are the setting for irrigation, hydropower and flood management projects as well as water transfer schemes. Often, these p...rojects attempt to engineer the river basin with deep political, socio-economic and environmental implications. The politics of transboundary river basin management sheds light on the challenges concerning sustainable development, water allocation and utilization between sovereign states. Advancing conceptual thinking beyond simplistic analyses of river basins in conflict or cooperation, the author proposes a new analytical framework. The Transboundary Waters Interaction NexuS (TWINS) examines the coexistence of conflict and cooperation in riparian interaction. This framework highlights the importance of power relations between basin states that determine negotiation processes and institutions of water resources management. The analysis illustrates the way river basin management is framed by powerful elite decision-makers, combined with geopolitical factors and geographical imaginations. In addition, the book explains how national development strategies and water resources demands have a significant role in shaping the intensities of conflict and cooperation at the international level. The book draws on detailed case studies from the Ganges River basin in South Asia, the Orange-Senqu River basin in Southern Africa and the Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia, providing key insights on equity and power asymmetry applicable to other basins in the developing world.
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              ISBN 9780415812962
              Released NZ 11 Jul 2017
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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
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              China's International Transboundary Rivers: Politics, Security and Diplomacy of Shared Water Resources

              China's International Transboundary Rivers: Politics, Security and Diplomacy of Shared Water Resources (Hardback)

              By Xie, Lei; Shaofeng, Jia

              • RRP: $271.00
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              China has forty major transboundary watercourses with neighbouring countries, and has frequently been accused of harming its downstream neighbours through its domestic water management policies, such as the construction of dams for hydropower. This book provides an understanding ...of water security in Asia by investigating how shared water resources affect China's relationships with neighbouring countries in South, East, Southeast and Central Asia. It investigates China's policy responses to domestic water crises and examines China's international water policy as well as its strategy in dealing with international cooperation. The authors describe the key elements of water diplomacy in Asia which demonstrate varying degrees of effectiveness of environmental agreements. It is shown how China has established institutional arrangements with neighbouring countries, primarily in the form of bilateral agreements over hydrological data exchange. Detailed case studies are included of the Mekong, Brahmaputra, Ili and Amur rivers. Since China is an upstream state on most of its shared transboundary rivers, the country's international water policy is at the core of Asia's water security. These water disputes have had strong implications for China's interstate relations, and also influenced its international water policy alongside domestic concerns over water resource management.
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              ISBN 9781138689060
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2017
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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
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              Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary Approaches
               

              Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Paperback)

              Edited by Bartel, Robyn; Noble, Louise; Williams, Jacqueline; Harris, Stephen

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              This book explores creative interdisciplinary and potentially transformative solutions to the current stalemate in contemporary water policy design. A more open policy conversation about water than exists at present is proposed - one that provides a space for the role of the imag...ination and is inclusive - of the arts and humanities, relevant stakeholders, including landholders and Indigenous peoples, as well as science, law and economics. Written for a wide audience, including practitioners and professional readers, as well as scholars and students, the book demonstrates the value of multiple disciplines, voices, perspectives, knowledges and different ways of relating to water. It provides a fresh and timely response to the urgent need for water policy that works to achieve sustainability, and may be better able to resolve complex environmental, social and cultural water issues. Utilising a broad range of evidentiary sources and case studies from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and elsewhere, the authors of this edited collection demonstrate how new ways of thinking and imagining water are not only possible but already practised, and growing in saliency and impact. The current dominance of narrower ways of conceptualising our relationship with water is critiqued, including market valuation and water privatisation, and more innovative alternatives are described, including those that recognise the importance of place-based stories and narratives, adopt traditional ecological knowledge and relational water appreciations, and apply cutting-edge behavioural and ecological systems science. The book highlights how innovative approaches drawing on a wide range of views may counter prevailing policy myopia, enable reflexive governance and transform water policy towards addressing water security questions and the broader challenges posed by the Anthropocene and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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              ISBN 9780367352271
              Released NZ 30 Jul 2019
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