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  • Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions

    Improving Emergency Management and Climate Change Adaptation, 2nd Edition

    By John Handmer, Stephen Dovers

    Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of…

    Paperback – 2013-01-04

  • Ecological Economics from the Ground Up

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hali Healy, Joan Martínez-Alier, Leah Temper, Mariana Walter, Julien-François Gerber

    Ecological Economics from the Ground Up takes a unique and much-needed bottom-up approach to teaching ecological economics and political ecology, using case studies that focus on a wide range of internationally relevant topics, to teach the principles, concepts, methods and tools of these fields,…

    Paperback – 2012-12-19

  • Community Resilience and Environmental Transitions

    1st Edition

    By Geoff Wilson

    This book discusses the resilience of communities in both developed and developing world contexts. It investigates the notion of ‘resilience’ and the challenges faced by local communities around the world to deal with disturbances (natural hazards or human-made) that may threaten their long-term…

    Paperback – 2012-12-17

  • Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons

    Challenges in International Law and Governance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Halewood, Isabel Lopez Noriega, Selim Louafi

    Farmers have engaged in collective systems of conservation and innovation – improving crops and sharing their reproductive materials – since the earliest plant domestications. Relatively open flows of plant germplasm attended the early spread of agriculture; they continued in the wake of (and were…

    Paperback – 2012-11-12
    Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

  • The Nile River Basin

    Water, Agriculture, Governance and Livelihoods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Seleshi Bekele Awulachew, Vladimir Smahktin, David Molden, Don Peden

    The Nile provides freshwater not only for domestic and industrial use, but also for irrigated agriculture, hydropower dams and the vast fisheries resource of the lakes of Central Africa. The Nile River Basin covers the whole Nile Basin and is based on the results of three major research projects…

    Hardback – 2012-11-12
    Earthscan Series on Major River Basins of the World

  • Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources In Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Jensen, Stephen Lonergan

    When a country emerges from violent conflict, the management of the environment and natural resources has important implications for short-term peacebuilding and long-term stability, particularly if natural resources were a factor in the conflict, play a major role in the national economy, or…

    Paperback – 2012-10-29
    Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

  • Water and Sanitation Services

    Public Policy and Management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jose Esteban Castro, Leo Heller

    Substantially reducing the number of human beings who lack access to clean water and safe sanitation is one of the key Millennium Development Goals. This book argues and demonstrates that this can only be achieved by a better integration of the technical and social science approaches in the search…

    Paperback – 2012-08-24

  • The Urban Transformation

    Health, Shelter and Climate Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elliott D. Sclar, Nicole Volavka-Close, Peter Brown

    For the first time in history, half of the world's population lives in urban areas and it is expected that, by 2050, that figure will rise to above two-thirds. A large proportion of this urban growth will be taking place in the cities of the developing world, where the provision of adequate health,…

    Paperback – 2012-07-09

  • Children, Citizenship and Environment

    Nurturing a Democratic Imagination in a Changing World, 1st Edition

    By Bronwyn Hayward

    Children growing up today are confronted by four difficult and intersecting challenges: dangerous environmental change, weakening democracies, growing social inequality, and a global economy marked by unprecedented youth unemployment and unsustainable resource extraction. Yet on streets everywhere,…

    Paperback – 2012-06-21

  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration

    Removing the Legal and Regulatory Barriers, 1st Edition

    By M. Granger Morgan, Sean T. McCoy

    The United States produces over seventy percent of all its electricity from fossil fuels and nearly fifty percent from coal alone. Worldwide, forty-one percent of all electricity is generated from coal, making it the single most important fuel source for electricity generation, followed…

    Hardback – 2012-06-21

  • Development Through Bricolage

    Rethinking Institutions for Natural Resource Management, 1st Edition

    By Frances Cleaver

    Why, despite an emphasis on 'getting institutions right', do development initiatives so infrequently deliver as planned? Why do many institutions designed for natural resource management (e.g. Water User Associations, Irrigation Committees, Forest Management Councils) not work as planners intended?…

    Paperback – 2012-06-21
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • Water Diplomacy

    A Negotiated Approach to Managing Complex Water Networks, 1st Edition

    By Shafiqul Islam, Lawrence E. Susskind

    Water is the resource that will determine the wealth, welfare, and stability of many countries in the twenty-first century. This book offers a new approach to managing water that will overcome the conflicts that emerge when the interactions among natural, societal, and political forces are…

    Paperback – 2012-06-20
    RFF Press Water Policy Series

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