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]).
Water, Technology and the Nation-State
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Nile Basin: Implications for Transboundary Water Cooperation
Transboundary Water Governance and International Actors in South Asia: The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin
Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation
Drip Irrigation for Agriculture: Untold Stories of Efficiency, Innovation and Development
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...
April 01, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Elisa Kochskämper, Edward Challies, Nicolas W. Jager, Jens Newig
May 20, 2019
Does participatory governance benefit the environment? 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...
Jean-Philippe Venot, Marcel Kuper, Margreet Zwarteveen
April 16, 2019
Initially associated with hi-tech irrigated agriculture, drip irrigation is now being used by a much wider range of farmers in emerging and developing countries. This book documents the enthusiasm, spread and use of drip irrigation systems by smallholders but also some disappointments and...
Paul Hutchings, Richard Franceys, Stef Smits, Snehalatha Mekala
April 15, 2019
The supply of reliable and safe water is a key challenge for developing countries, particularly India. Community management has long been the declared model for rural water supply and is recognised to be critical for its implementation and success. Based on 20 detailed successful...