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              Rivers and Society: Landscapes, Governance and Livelihoods
               

              Rivers and Society: Landscapes, Governance and Livelihoods (Paperback)

              Edited by Cooper, Malcolm; Chakraborty, Abhik; Chakraborty, Shamik

              • RRP: $86.99
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              This book brings together empirical research on the changing conditions of a range of river basin environments in the contemporary world, including the history and culture of local societies living in these river basins. It provides theoretical insights on the patterns and nature... of the interaction between rivers and their use by human communities --
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              ISBN 9780367403836
              Released NZ 14 Sep 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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              Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean: Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy

              Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean: Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy (Paperback)

              Edited by Willaarts, Barbara A.; Garrido, Alberto; Llamas, M. Ramon

              • RRP: $91.99
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              This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview on the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region over during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a... regional approach, covering a vast of data pertaining to most of the LAC region, some chapters focus on seven countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru). A full understanding of LAC's trends progress requires framing this region in the global context: an ever more globalized world where LAC has an increasing geopolitical power and a growing presence in international food markets. The book's specific objectives are: (1) exploring the improvements and links between water and food security in LAC countries; (2) assessing the role of the socio-economic `megatrends' in LAC, identifying feedback processes between the region's observed pattern of changes regarding key biophysical, economic and social variables linked to water and food security; and (3) reviewing the critical changes that are taking place in the institutional and governance water spheres, including the role of civil society, which may represent a promising means to advancing towards the goal of improving water security in LAC. The resulting picture shows a region where recent socioeconomic development has led to important advances in the domains of food and water security. Economic growth in LAC and its increasingly important role in international trade are intense in terms of use of natural resources such as land, water and energy. This poses new and important challenges for sustainable development. The reinforcement of national and global governance schemes and their alignment on the improvement of human well-being is and will remain an inescapable prerequisite to the achievement of long-lasting security. Supporting this bold idea with facts and science-based conclusions is the ultimate goal of th
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              ISBN 9781138618237
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Transferable Groundwater Rights: Integrating Hydrogeology, Law and Economics

              Transferable Groundwater Rights: Integrating Hydrogeology, Law and Economics (Paperback)

              By Charalambous, Andreas N.

              • RRP: $89.99
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              The principle of transferable groundwater rights is that by making water rights capable of being traded in the market, water resources can be used more sustainably and efficiently. Groundwater would achieve its economic value, by switching from the high volume-low value irrigatio...n, which is prevalent with many farmers, particularly in South Asia, to low volume-high value urban supply or the growing of intensive horticultural or cash crops. This book discusses transferable groundwater rights in their broader context. It starts with a detailed description of the physical aspects of groundwater, which non-technical readers should find useful, followed by a discussion of legal and economic aspects. Water transfers and the international experiences in transferable groundwater rights are dealt with in detail in two subsequent chapters. A model is presented to guide those involved in water resources management and planning in their decision process to introduce transferable groundwater rights and water rights trading. The author concludes that transferable groundwater rights potentially offer a better alternative to land-based water rights systems. However, he casts serious doubt on whether groundwater rights trading on its own can achieve water resources sustainability, environmental protection and social equity. Government intervention seems to be almost always needed to assist the water rights market and take responsibility for any of its adverse consequences.
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              ISBN 9781138680296
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2016
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Water, Creativity and Meaning: Multidisciplinary understandings of human-water relationships

              Water, Creativity and Meaning: Multidisciplinary understandings of human-water relationships (Hardback)

              Edited by Roberts, Liz; Phillips, Katherine

              • RRP: $282.00
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              This stimulating volume brings together diverse approaches to exploring the human relationship with water, and adds to the current zeitgeist of writing about water by expanding the discussion about this vital substance.

              ISBN 9781138087668
              Released NZ 13 Aug 2018
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia: Epistemologies, Practices and Locales

              Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia: Epistemologies, Practices and Locales (Paperback)

              Edited by Baghel, Ravi; Stepan, Lea; Hill, Joseph K. W.

              • RRP: $86.99
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              The dramatic transformation of our planet by human actions has been heralded as the coming of the new epoch of the Anthropocene. Human relations with water raise some of the most urgent questions in this regard. The starting point of this book is that these changes should not be ...seen as the result of monolithic actions of an undifferentiated humanity, but as emerging from diverse ways of relating to water in a variety of settings and knowledge systems. With its large population and rapid demographic and socioeconomic change, Asia provides an ideal context for examining how varied forms of knowledge pertaining to water encounter and intermingle with one another. While it is difficult to carry out comprehensive research on water knowledge in Asia due to its linguistic, political and cultural fragmentation, the topic nevertheless has relevance across boundaries. By using a carefully chosen selection of case studies in a variety of locations and across diverse disciplines, the book demonstrates commonalities and differences in everyday water practices around Asia while challenging both romantic presumptions and Eurocentrism. Examples presented include class differences in water use in the megacity of Delhi, India; the impact of radiation on water practices in Fukushima, Japan; the role of the King in hydraulic practices in Thailand, and ritual irrigation in Bali, Indonesia.
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              ISBN 9780367335144
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance
               

              Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance (Paperback)

              Edited by Gray, Janice; Holley, Cameron; Rayfuse, Rosemary

              • RRP: $91.99
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              Governance of global water resources presents one of the most confounding challenges in contemporary natural resource governance. With considerable government, citizen and financial donor attention devoted to a range of international, transnational and domestic laws and policies ...aimed at protecting, managing and sustainably using fresh and coastal marine water resources, this book proposes that sustainable water outcomes require a `trans-jurisdictional' approach to water governance. Focusing on the concept of trans-jurisdictional water governance the book diagnoses barriers and identifies pathways to coherent and coordinated institutional arrangements between and across different bodies of laws at local, national, regional and international levels. It includes case studies from the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States and Southeast Asia. Leading specialists offer insights into the pretence and the promise of trans-jurisdictional water governance and provide readers, including students, practitioners, policy-makers and academics, with a basis for better analysing, articulating and synthesising standards of good trans-jurisdictional water governance both in theory and in practice.
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              ISBN 9781138364042
              Released NZ 7 Sep 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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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
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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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              Water Allocation Law in New Zealand: Lessons from Australia
                

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

              By Singh-Ladhar, Jagdeepkaur

              • RRP: $106.00
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              • Pub Date
                17 Aug 20

              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
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              Hydropower Development in the Mekong Region: Political, Socio-economic and Environmental Perspectives
               

              Hydropower Development in the Mekong Region: Political, Socio-economic and Environmental Perspectives (Paperback)

              Edited by Matthews, Nathanial; Geheb, Kim

              • RRP: $98.99
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              The Mekong Basin is home to some 70 million people, for whom this great river is a source of livelihoods, the basis for their ecosystems and a foundation of their economies. But the Mekong is also currently undergoing enormous social, economic, and ecological change of which hydr...opower development is a significant driver. This book provides a basin-wide analysis of political, socio-economic and environmental perspectives of hydropower development in the Mekong Basin. It includes chapters from China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Written by regional experts from some of the region's leading research institutions, the book provides an holistic analysis of the shifting socio-political contexts within which hydropower is framed, legitimised and executed. Drawing heavily on political ecologies and political economics to examine the economic, social, political and ecological drivers of hydropower, the book's basin wide approach illuminates how hydropower development, and its benefits and impacts, are linked multilaterally across the basin. The research in the book is derived from empirical research conducted from 2012-2013 as part of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food's Mekong programme.
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              ISBN 9781138377509
              Released NZ 23 Aug 2018
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