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Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance


About the Series

Most of the world’s water problems, and their solutions, are directly related to policies and governance, both specific to water and in general. Two of the world’s leading journals in this area, the International Journal of Water Resources Development (sponsored by the Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico) and Water International (the official journal of the International Water Resources Association), contribute to this special issues series, aimed at disseminating new knowledge on the policy and governance of water resources to a very broad and diverse readership all over the world. The series should be of direct interest to all policy makers, professionals and lay readers concerned with obtaining the latest perspectives on addressing the world’s many water issues.

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Strengthening Cooperation over Transboundary Groundwater Resources

Strengthening Cooperation over Transboundary Groundwater Resources

1st Edition

Edited By Gabriel Eckstein, Alice Aureli
December 20, 2021

Groundwater is humanity’s most vital supply of freshwater. Freshwater resources contained in aquifer systems globally are two orders of magnitude greater than those found in all rivers, lakes, and other surface freshwaters combined. Moreover, approximately one half of the world’s population today ...

Source-to-Sea Management

Source-to-Sea Management

1st Edition

Edited By Josh Weinberg, Fang Qinhua, Sarantuyaa Zandaryaa, Greg Leslie, James E. Nickum
December 15, 2021

This book is the first of its kind on the emerging topic of source-to-sea management. It showcases different applications of the concept to improve the environmental health of freshwater, land and coastal and marine systems, drawing upon research performed across Europe, Africa and Asia. Improved ...

Global Water Resources Festschrift in Honour of Asit K. Biswas

Global Water Resources: Festschrift in Honour of Asit K. Biswas

1st Edition

Edited By Cecilia Tortajada, Eduardo Araral
September 27, 2021

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: ...

Putting Water Security to Work Addressing Global Sustainable Development Challenges

Putting Water Security to Work: Addressing Global Sustainable Development Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Chad Staddon, Christopher A. Scott
September 10, 2021

Over the last decade, water security has replaced sustainability as the key optic for thinking about how we manage water. This reframing has offered benefits (including clear recognition of the link between humans, the environment and the right to water) and also posed challenges (the tendency in ...

A River Flows Through It A Comparative Study of Transboundary Water Disputes and Cooperation in Asia

A River Flows Through It: A Comparative Study of Transboundary Water Disputes and Cooperation in Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Selina Ho
November 30, 2020

A River Flows Through It: A Comparative Study of Transboundary Water Disputes and Cooperation in Asia explores water disputes in Asia and addresses the question of how states sharing a river system can be incentivized to cooperate. Water scarcity is a major environmental, societal, and economic ...

Flood Resilience of Private Properties

Flood Resilience of Private Properties

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Hartmann, Willemijn van Doorn-Hoekveld, Helena F.M.W. van Rijswick, Tejo Spit
November 20, 2020

Flood Resilience of Private Properties examines the division and balance of responsibilities between the public and the private when discussing flood resilience of private properties. Flooding is an expensive climate-related disaster and a threat to urban life. Continuing development in flood-prone...

Politics and Policies for Water Resources Management in India

Politics and Policies for Water Resources Management in India

1st Edition

Edited By M. Dinesh Kumar
July 08, 2019

This comprehensive volume explores the interface between politics and policy making in the water management sector of India. The authors discuss the nature of the political discourse on water management in India, and what characterizes this discourse. They also explore how this discourse has ...

Rural–Urban Water Struggles Urbanizing Hydrosocial Territories and Evolving Connections, Discourses and Identities

Rural–Urban Water Struggles: Urbanizing Hydrosocial Territories and Evolving Connections, Discourses and Identities

1st Edition

Edited By Lena Hommes, Rutgerd Boelens, Leila M. Harris, Gert Jan Veldwisch
August 27, 2019

Rural–Urban Water Struggles compiles diverse analyses of rural–urban water connections, discourses, identities and struggles evolving in the context of urbanization around the world. Departing from an understanding of urbanization as a process of constant making and remaking of multi-scalar ...

Virtual Water Implications for Agriculture and Trade

Virtual Water: Implications for Agriculture and Trade

1st Edition

Edited By Chittaranjan Ray, David McInnes, Matthew Sanderson
December 02, 2019

Virtual Water explores the role of "virtual water" – the water embedded in a product – in ongoing conversations of agriculture, trade and sustainability in an increasingly inter-connected world. A pervasive theme throughout the book is the general lack of knowledge of the use of water in producing ...

Legal Perspectives on Bridging Science and Policy

Legal Perspectives on Bridging Science and Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Mara Tignino, Raya Marina Stephan, Renée Martin-Nagle, Owen McIntyre
November 25, 2019

Legal Perspectives on Bridging Science and Policy deals with the interaction of science and policy from a legal perspective. Expert contributors outline the role of law in water management and suggest solutions to make laws flexible and adaptive to changes in scientific knowledge and environmental,...

Urban Resilience to Droughts and Floods The Role of Policies and Governance

Urban Resilience to Droughts and Floods: The Role of Policies and Governance

1st Edition

Edited By Cecilia Tortajada, James Horne, Larry Wallace Harrington
November 08, 2018

This book focuses on policies and governance on how to build the resilience of cities to droughts and floods in the short-, medium-, and long-term. There are discussions on how cities prepare for, cope with, learn from, manage, and recover from these extreme events. The chapters also consider ...

OECD Principles on Water Governance From policy standards to practice

OECD Principles on Water Governance: From policy standards to practice

1st Edition

Edited By Aziza Akhmouch, Delphine Clavreul, Sarah Hendry, Sharon Megdal, James Nickum, Francisco Nunes-Correia, Andrew Ross
October 18, 2018

The science–policy interface is critical to the design and implementation of water policies. In theory, scientists provide policy makers with robust facts and data that can help guide decision making, and lessons from the political economy of reforms can push scientific boundaries further to ...

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