This is a Festschrift in honour of Professor Asit K. Biswas, for his manifold contributions to water resources policy and management and his extensive efforts over six decades to generate, synthetize, apply, and disseminate knowledge at national and global levels.
Global Water Resources: Festschrift in Honour of Asit K. Biswas includes invited contributions on global water issues from 23 globally renowned leaders in the public and private sectors, as well as academia, who have made significant contributions to the field of water resources policy, management, development and governance. The vision and expertise of this distinguished group of experts provides a unique focus on unfolding water issues and their bearing on world development
This book will be of great value to scholars, students, and policymakers interested in water resource governance, sustainable development, and climate change.
The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.
Cecilia Tortajada and Eduardo Araral
1. A decade of work on water governance at the OECD: what have we learnt?
2. The knowledge economy in the twenty-first century: a modest proposal
3. Scotland: a world-leading Hydro Nation
Anton Muscatelli, Erin McKee and Sean McGivern
4. Nestlé’s corporate water strategy over time: a backward- and forward-looking view
Paul Bulcke, Samuel Vionnet, Christian Vousvouras and Ghislaine Weder
5. Scarcity of water or scarcity of management?
6. Singapore’s water challenges past to present
Peter Joo Hee Ng and Celine Teo
7. Facing the challenge of extreme climate: the case of Metropolitan Sao Paulo
Benedito P.F. Braga and J. Kelman
8. China’s achievements of water governance over the past seven decades
Shaofeng Jia and Wenbin Zhu
9. Some reflections on water for residential uses in developed countries
Francisco González-Gómez, Miguel Á. García-Rubio and Jorge Guardiola
10. Can water professionals do more?
11. Reflections on flood control in Japan and recommendations for developing countries
Yutaka Takahasi, Kimio Takeya, Miki Inaoka, Wataru Ono and Kaoru Sasaoka
12. A retrospective analysis of Laos’s Nam Theun 2 Dam
13. What I learned from Asit Biswas about transboundary water, ethics, mentoring and, in general, how to be a better human being
Aaron T. Wolf
14. Water resilience and human life support - global outlook for the next half century
15. Adaptive and sustainable water management: from improved conceptual foundations to transformative change
16. Economically challenged and water scarce: identification of global populations most vulnerable to water crises
Taikan Oki and Rose E. Quiocho
17. The status of the UN Watercourses Convention: does it still hold water?
18. Australian water decision making: are politicians performing?
19. Rent-seeking behaviour and regulatory capture in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia
R. Quentin Grafton and John Williams
20. Quenching the thirst of rapidly growing and water-insecure cities in sub-Saharan Africa
Madiodio Niasse and Olli Varis
21. Sustainability of water and energy use for food production based on optimal allocation of agricultural irrigation water
Mo Li and Vijay P. Singh
22. Rethinking on the methodology for assessing global water and food challenges
M. Dinesh Kumar, Nitin Bassi and O. P. Singh