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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 Management and Violent Conflict in East Africa Scarcity and Security in Kenya and Uganda

Water Management and Violent Conflict in East Africa: Scarcity and Security in Kenya and Uganda

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Julia Renner-Mugono
December 29, 2022

This book examines the complex interrelationships between water availability, governance and violent and non-violent conflicts, drawing on in-depth case studies of Lake Naivasha in Kenya and Lake Wamala in Uganda. When international economic endeavours like flower farming, oil exploration and ...

Water Allocation Law in New Zealand Lessons from Australia

Water Allocation Law in New Zealand: Lessons from Australia

1st Edition

By Jagdeepkaur Singh-Ladhar
August 01, 2022

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 ...

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
July 29, 2022

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 ...

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 12, 2022

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 ...

Defining Effective Transboundary Water Cooperation

Defining Effective Transboundary Water Cooperation

1st Edition

By Melissa McCracken
March 31, 2022

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 ...

Transnational Corporations in Urban Water Governance Public-Private Partnerships in Mexico and the US

Transnational Corporations in Urban Water Governance: Public-Private Partnerships in Mexico and the US

1st Edition

By Joyce Valdovinos
August 12, 2021

This book examines the role played by business in urban water governance by analyzing the evolution of the global private water sector along with four public-private partnerships in Mexico and the U.S. The local nature of water services often hides the global developments behind the rise of ...

The Biopolitics of Water Governance, Scarcity and Populations

The Biopolitics of Water: Governance, Scarcity and Populations

1st Edition

By Sofie Hellberg
March 31, 2021

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 ...

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
March 16, 2021

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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

By 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

By 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 ...

Legal Rights for Rivers Competition, Collaboration and Water Governance

Legal Rights for Rivers: Competition, Collaboration and Water Governance

1st Edition

By 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

Edited By 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 ...

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