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Water

Global Common and Global Problems, 1st Edition

Edited by V I Grover

CRC Press

548 pages

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Water is one of the most essential element for the survival of living beings. With the increase in demand and decreasing quality and quantity, water has become one of the major issues and problems in the world today. It is unevenly distributed geographically and temporally, resulting in surpluses for some people and a threat for others. This book covers topics on scientific aspects, governance, and best management practices. The book shows that good governance, policies for effective conservation and public participation are important for water use. There are a lot of examples of best management practices all over the world ? for effective and efficient use of water, community-based programs in North America, Asia and Africa. The book provides two case studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

List of Contributors

INTRODUCTION

1. General Overview

Velma I. Grover

2. Water and Food Insecurity in Developing Countries:

Major Challenges for the 21st Century

Patrick Webb

SECTION 1: FRESH WATER - GROUND WATER,

SURFACE WATER

3. Freshwater—A Scarce Resource: Its Global Utilization and

Sustainable Work Practices in Melbourne, Australia

Syed U. Hussainy and Santosh Kumar

4. State of Water Quality and its Management in India

R.C. Trivedi

5. Status of Freshwater in Sri Lanka: From a Precious Resource

to a Commodity Wasted and Mismanaged

Suren Wijeyekoon

6. Strategic Impact Assessment and Root Causes of Pollution

in a Transboundary Drainage Basin in Brazil

Marcia Marques, Elmo Rodrigues da Silva and William Hogland

7. Water Regulation through Two Transitions:

The Case of Hungary

Chad M. Briggs

8. Liquid Waste Management Practices and the Efficient Reuse

Strategies with Reference to Melbourne, Australia

Syed U. Hussainy and Santosh Kumar

9. Drinking Water Contaminants and Human Health

Lalita Bharadwaj

10. Projections of Climate Change on Precipitation Intensities,

and Implications to Urban Infrastructure

Edward A. McBean

11. Climate Change, Water and Poverty in the Morogoro

Region, Tanzania

Jouni Paavola

SECTION 2: GOVERNANCE, INSTITUTIONS,

LAWS AND POLICIES

12. Water Governance and Water Economics

Velma I. Grover

13. Water Basin Regimes in Europe and Institutional Conditions

for their Sustainability

Hans Bressers and Stefan Kuks

14. Public Participation in Water Management

Dave Huitema and Marleen van de Kerkhof

15. Intergovernmental Challenges of Watershed Management:

Strategies for Improving Watershed Governance

Mark T. Imperial

16. Sustainability and Freshwater in the Western United States

Sandra K. Davis

17. Governance in Abundance and Scarcity: The Development of

Water Rights in the Great Lakes and Murray-Darling Basins

B. Timothy Heinmiller

18. GAPs in the Dialogue of Governance: Conflicting

Ideologies of Development in Turkey

Alexandra M. Pool and Velma I. Grover

19. Integrated Water Resources Management: A Catalyst for

Regional Cooperation?

Fadia Daibes

20. Water Scarcity and Water Wars in the Middle East?

Atif Kubursi

SECTION 3: BEST PRACTICES MANAGEMENT

21. Community-based Watersheds: A Novel Approach to

Sustainable Freshwater Management

Ritu Bharadwaj , Pradeep Mishra and Bharati Joshi

22. Freshwater Management in Industrialized Urban Areas:

The Role of Water Conservation

Young-Doo Wang, William J. Smith, Jr., John Byrne,

Michael Scozzafava and Jae-Shuck Song

SECTION 4 : HUMAN RIGHTS

23. Introduction to Human Rights Section

Velma I. Grover

24. Water: A Human Right

Nils Rosemann

25. Financing the Human Right to Water as Millennium

Development Goal

Nils Rosemann

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General