This book examines some of the successes and failures of actual implementation of modern water policy options in the light of the principles and concepts which have emerged from the Rio Earth Summit, the Dublin Statement and other international consensus.
The book attempts to share real practical experience at all levels: local, regional, national and international, emphasising the co-operation between different professions and sectors that must take place to ensure adequate supplies of fresh water in future.
Section 1: Water Allocation 1. Policy Responses to the Closure of Water Resources: Regional and Global Issues 2. Water Policy Formulation and Implementation in Bangladesh 3. Policy Development in the Water Sector - The South African Experience 4. Prospects for Cooperation in the Euphrates-Tigris Basin 5. Computer Aided Decision Support System for Water Strategic Planning in Jordan 6. Theory and Practice in Irrigation Water Allocation in the UK Section 2: Water Resources 7. Water Resources - The Need for Regional Continental and Global Assessments - An African Perspective 8. A Management Approach to National Water Scarcity 9. Water Resources Management in England & Wales 10. ‘Four Waters’ Concept in Watershed Management in India 11. Spanish Water Supply and Demand Management: The Case of Water Transfers 12. Water for Sustainable Development in the North-Eastern Badia, Jordan Section 3: Environment & Water Quality 13. Groundwater Resource Degradation: A Framework for Analysis, with Examples from China and Palestine 14. Urban Groundwater Resource Management - Priorities for Developing Cities 15. Framework of Water Resources Protection Policies in the Sultanate of Oman 16. A Water Quality Management Strategy Study Case: The Nile River 17. Water Quality Protection Policy and Integrated Agricultural and Environmental Protection Strategies in Lithuania 18. Private Water Supplies - A Catchment Approach Section 4: Water Supply Management 19. Technology Implications of Irrigation Water Delivery Policies 20. To Meter or Not to Meter; That is the Question 21. Effective and Transparent Strategies for Community Water Supply Programmes in Developing Countries 22. Water use Efficiency in Delta Egypt: The Mis-Matched Patterns of Supply and Demand 23. Evolution of Water Supply and Sanitation in Finland Tentative Implications for Environmental Policies 24. Understanding Water Supply Control in Canal Irrigation Systems Section 5: Water Economics 25. The Value of Water Valuation 26. Institutions in Water Resource Management: Insights from New Institutional Economics 27. Water and Economics - What does Experience Teach US so Far? 28. Sustainable Irrigation Management through Cost Recovery System 29. Water Policy: Economic Theory and Political Reality 30. Paying for Water Section 6: Water Politics 31. The Politics of Water Distribution 32. Political Decentralisation and River Basin Management 33. Managing Water Resource Development in the Cunene River Basin 34. Water Conflicts in the Middle East 35. Trans-Boundary Water Policy Coordination under Uncertainty 36. Legal and Institutional Aspects of Groundwater Development in the Philippines Section 7: Institutional Issues 37. Private Sector Participation in Water Projects 38. Towards Sustainable Water Resources Management: Sharing External Support Agency Policies and Practices 39. Support to Water Resource Management in Developing Countries 40. Private Groundwater Development in the Lower Indus: Policy Issues 41. Towards the 21st Century - Building Institutions for Improved Management of Irrigation Water 42. The Selection of an Organisational Structure for the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in Jordan 43. Irrigation Management Transfer: Pressures for! Constraints Against! Section 8: Water Users 44. Key Issues in Improving People’s Health through Water and Sanitation 45. Improving Water Distribution and Management in Community Supply Systems 46. A Child's Right to Water: The Case of Metering 47. Closing a Water Resource: Some Policy Considerations 48. Allowing Local People to Cope with Change and Take Responsibility for Sustaining their Groundwater Sources 49. Water Law, Water Rights and Water Policy