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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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Water Justice and Groundwater Subsidies in India Equitable and Sustainable Access and Regulation

Water Justice and Groundwater Subsidies in India: Equitable and Sustainable Access and Regulation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Gayathri D. Naik
July 23, 2024

This book examines the impact of water-related subsidies on social and distributive equity and environmental sustainability in groundwater access and regulation in India. This book argues that adopting a water justice framework is essential to ensure equitable and sustainable access to and ...

Climate Change and Water Scarcity in the Middle East A Transitional Approach

Climate Change and Water Scarcity in the Middle East: A Transitional Approach

1st Edition

By Mariëlle Snel, Nikolas Sorensen, Reed Power
July 02, 2024

As water's significance as a geopolitical resource is poised to surpass that of oil, this book explores the adaptation of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services in the Middle East to climate change challenges, leveraging the Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus for a sustainable transition ...

Water Politics and the On-Paper Hydropower Boom Power, Corruption, and Sustainability in Emerging Economies

Water Politics and the On-Paper Hydropower Boom: Power, Corruption, and Sustainability in Emerging Economies

1st Edition

By Özge Can Dogmus
June 28, 2024

This book examines how the on-paper hydropower boom impacts the safe and fair access to water and energy in emerging economies. The global hydropower boom is largely made up of small hydropower plants located in emerging economies, but a lack of funding, over-ambitious planning, and corruption have...

Corporatization and the Right to Water in Colombia Conflicts, Citizenship and Social Inequality

Corporatization and the Right to Water in Colombia: Conflicts, Citizenship and Social Inequality

1st Edition

By Marcela López
May 27, 2024

This book explores how conflicts around access to water shape cities, citizenship and infrastructures by tracing how water is commodified and controlled by the Public Enterprises of Medellín (EPM), one of the most successful publicly owned utility companies in the global South. Why are water ...

Flood Risk and Community Resilience An Interdisciplinary Approach

Flood Risk and Community Resilience: An Interdisciplinary Approach

1st Edition

By Lindsey Jo McEwen
March 15, 2024

This book details the impact of flooding on our environment, and the ways in which communities, and those that work with them, can act to manage the associated risks. Flooding is an increasingly significant environmental hazard which inflicts major costs to the economies and livelihoods of ...

Desalination and Water Security

Desalination and Water Security

1st Edition

By Chris Anastasi
January 31, 2024

Desalination is to the water industry what renewables are to the electricity sector. However, unlike renewables, the former is being deployed in a quiet revolution away from public glare. This book provides a holistic view of desalination, highlighting the important role this technology can play in...

Gender Dynamics in Transboundary Water Governance Feminist Perspectives on Water Conflict and Cooperation

Gender Dynamics in Transboundary Water Governance: Feminist Perspectives on Water Conflict and Cooperation

1st Edition

Edited By Jenniver Sehring, Rozemarijn ter Horst, Margreet Zwarteveen
January 29, 2024

This volume assesses the nexus of gender and transboundary water governance, containing empirical case studies, discourse analyses, practitioners’ accounts, and theoretical reflections. Transboundary water governance exists at the intersection of two highly masculinised fields: diplomacy and water ...

The Role of Law in Transboundary River Basin Disputes Cooperation and Peaceful Settlement

The Role of Law in Transboundary River Basin Disputes: Cooperation and Peaceful Settlement

1st Edition

By Chukwuebuka Edum
December 22, 2023

This book examines the role legal rules play in the resolution of disputes in transboundary river basins. When states fail to resolve disputes over shared water resources, many cast such failures on inadequate or ineffective legal rules. With this view in mind, this book examines the role that ...

New Perspectives on Transboundary Water Governance Interdisciplinary Approaches and Global Case Studies

New Perspectives on Transboundary Water Governance: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Global Case Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Luis Paulo Batista da Silva, Wagner Costa Ribeiro, Isabella Battistello Espíndola
December 18, 2023

This book presents a novel examination of transboundary water governance, drawing on global case studies and applying new theoretical approaches. Excessive consumption and degradation of natural resources can either heighten the risks of conflicts or encourage cooperation within and among countries...

Defining Effective Transboundary Water Cooperation

Defining Effective Transboundary Water Cooperation

1st Edition

By Melissa McCracken
September 25, 2023

This book establishes a framework for defining transboundary water cooperation and a methodology for evaluating its effectiveness, which will contribute to more effective and therefore successful cooperation processes. With the increasing focus on transboundary cooperation as a part of the ...

River Basins and International Relations Cooperation, Conflict and Sub-Regional Approaches

River Basins and International Relations: Cooperation, Conflict and Sub-Regional Approaches

1st Edition

Edited By Christian Ploberger
June 08, 2023

This book argues that river basins represent a particular structural setting in international relations with the potential for generating a dynamic of cooperation among the involved countries. The volume applies the concept of regional cooperation to international river basins to highlight their ...

Reviving Indigenous Water Management Practices in Morocco Alternative Pathways to Sustainable Development

Reviving Indigenous Water Management Practices in Morocco: Alternative Pathways to Sustainable Development

1st Edition

By Sandrine Simon
May 31, 2023

This book demonstrates how Morocco and other semi-arid countries can find solutions to water scarcity by rediscovering traditional methods of water resource management. The book begins by examining indigenous water heritage, considering the contribution of Islam and the mixed influences of Greek ...

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