This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to the study of water and water resources, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It includes main and supplementary textbooks, and is aimed at the growing number of students taking advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses on water-related topics. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).
The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society
Equality in Water and Sanitation Services
By William Sarni
December 27, 2021
This book shows how digital technologies are transforming how we locate, manage, treat, distribute and use water. Water resources are under stress from over-allocation, increased demand, pollution, climate change and outdated public policies. Historical approaches to delivering water for human ...
By Farhana Sultana, Alex Loftus
September 18, 2019
Scholarship on the right to water has proliferated in interesting and unexpected ways in recent years. This book broadens existing discussions on the right to water in order to shed critical light on the pathways, pitfalls, prospects, and constraints that exist in achieving global goals, as well as...
By Arjen Y. Hoekstra
July 15, 2019
Using the water footprint concept, this impactful book aids our understanding of how we can reduce water consumption and pollution to sustainable levels. Since the publication of the first edition, the question of how to reduce our water footprint has become even more urgent. Freshwater scarcity ...
By David Groenfeldt
March 06, 2019
Fully revised and updated, this second edition of Water Ethics continues to consolidate water ethics as a key dimension of water-related decisions. The book introduces the idea that ethics are an intrinsic dimension of any water policy, program, or practice, and that understanding what ethics are ...
By Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell, Matilda Becker
February 04, 2019
Our changing climate and more extreme weather events have dramatically increased the number and severity of floods across the world. Demonstrating the diversity of global flood risk management (FRM), this volume covers a range of topics including planning and policy, risk governance and ...
By Sandy Cairncross, Sir Richard Feachem
November 05, 2018
This fully updated third edition of the classic text, widely cited as the most important and useful book for health engineering and disease prevention, describes infectious diseases in tropical and developing countries, and the effective measures that may be used against them. The infections...
By Oliver Cumming, Tom Slaymaker
July 19, 2018
There is growing acceptance that the progress delivered under the Millennium Development Goal target for drinking water and sanitation has been inequitable. As a result, the progressive reduction of inequalities is now an explicit focus of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, adopted in ...
By William Sarni, David Grant
March 05, 2018
The tangible value of increased water efficiency, reuse and recycling and improved social license to operate are moving more companies to adopt water stewardship strategies. This book frames an expanded strategy for water stewardship and business value creation, including brand value, ...
By Gabriel Eckstein
September 18, 2017
This book provides a comprehensive review of the state of international law as it applies to transboundary groundwater resources and aquifers. The main focus is on recent developments and the emerging international law for transboundary aquifers as reflected in the practice of states and the work ...
By Diana Suhardiman, Alan Nicol, Everisto Mapedza
September 18, 2017
Collective Action is now recognized as central to addressing the water governance challenge of delivering sustainable development and global environmental benefits. This book examines concepts and practices of collective action that have emerged in recent decades globally. Building on a Foucauldian...
By Liz Sharp
May 17, 2017
Water management in industrialised western countries has long been seen as a technical process associated with pipes, drains and bureaucracies. This technical model of water management is now being questioned. This book examines the nature of contemporary water management and the ...
By Jonathan Lautze
August 12, 2014
The vocabulary and discourse of water resource management have expanded vastly in recent years to include an array of new concepts and terminology, such as water security, water productivity, virtual water and water governance. While the new conceptual lenses may generate insights that improve...