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Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management


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This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to water resource management, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It includes research monographs and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).

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The Biopolitics of Water Governance, Scarcity and Populations

The Biopolitics of Water: Governance, Scarcity and Populations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sofie Hellberg
December 18, 2020

Biopolitics refers to a form of politics concerned with administering and regulating the conditions of life at an aggregated level of populations. This book provides a biopolitical perspective on water governance and its effects. It draws on the work of Foucault to explore ...

Reciprocity and China’s Transboundary Waters The Law of International Watercourses

Reciprocity and China’s Transboundary Waters: The Law of International Watercourses

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David J. Devlaeminck
November 16, 2020

Utilizing the principle of reciprocity, Reciprocity and China’s Transboundary Waters: The Law of International Watercourses analyses the past, present and future of the law of international watercourses with a particular focus on China. As a legal principle, reciprocity plays a strong ...

Water Management in China’s Power Sector

Water Management in China’s Power Sector

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Xiawei Liao, Jim W. Hall
November 05, 2020

This book examines water resource management in China’s electric power sector and the implications for energy provision in the face of an emerging national water crisis and global climate change. Over 75% of China’s current electricity comes from coal. Coal-fired power plants are reliant on ...

Water Allocation Law in New Zealand Lessons from Australia

Water Allocation Law in New Zealand: Lessons from Australia

1st Edition

Jagdeepkaur Singh-Ladhar
July 27, 2020

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-allocation in many ...

Legal Rights for Rivers Competition, Collaboration and Water Governance

Legal Rights for Rivers: Competition, Collaboration and Water Governance

1st Edition

Erin O'Donnell
June 30, 2020

In 2017 four rivers in Aotearoa New Zealand, India, and Colombia were given the status of legal persons, and there was a recent attempt to extend these rights to the Colorado River in the USA. Understanding the implications of creating legal rights for rivers is an urgent challenge for both water ...

Water, Technology and the Nation-State

Water, Technology and the Nation-State

1st Edition

Filippo Menga, Erik Swyngedouw
March 04, 2020

Just as space, territory and society can be socially and politically co-constructed, so can water, and thus the construction of hydraulic infrastructures can be mobilised by politicians to consolidate their grip on power while nurturing their own vision of what the nation is or should become. This ...

Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Water Diplomacy A Principled and Pragmatic Approach

Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Water Diplomacy: A Principled and Pragmatic Approach

1st Edition

Shafiqul Islam, Kevin M. Smith
November 27, 2019

This book introduces the concept of Water Diplomacy as a principled and pragmatic approach to problem-driven interdisciplinary collaboration, which has been developed as a response to pressing contemporary water challenges arising from the coupling of natural and human systems. The findings of the...

Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation Interdisciplinary Approaches

Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary Approaches

1st Edition

Robyn Bartel, Louise Noble, Jacqueline Williams, Stephen Harris
October 10, 2019

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 imagination and is ...

Rivers and Society Landscapes, Governance and Livelihoods

Rivers and Society: Landscapes, Governance and Livelihoods

1st Edition

Malcolm Cooper, Abhik Chakraborty, Shamik Chakraborty
July 29, 2019

Rivers and their watersheds constitute some of the most dynamic and complex landscapes. Rivers have sustained human communities, and human societies have utilized and altered river flows in a number of ways for millennia. However, the level of human impact on rivers, and on watershed environments, ...

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

1st Edition

Zeray Yihdego, Alistair Rieu-Clarke, Ana Elisa Cascão
July 29, 2019

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 managing and sharing...

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

1st Edition

Lei Xie, Jia Shaofeng
July 25, 2019

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 ...

Transboundary Water Governance and International Actors in South Asia The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin

Transboundary Water Governance and International Actors in South Asia: The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin

1st Edition

Paula Hanasz
May 21, 2019

International organisations such as the World Bank began to intervene in the transboundary water governance of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin in the mid-2000s, and the South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI) is its most ambitious project in this regard. Yet neither SAWI nor other ...

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