Water Studies Collection 2016

Welcome to the Routledge Water Studies Collection.

To celebrate World Water Day we have selected some forthcoming and key books around this year's theme, water and jobs. 

Just click on the links on the left to view the books in that category. The diverse range of titles will ensure you are able to find what you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

  • The Mekong: A Socio-legal Approach to River Basin Development

    By Ben Boer, Philip Hirsch, Fleur Johns, Ben Saul, Natalia Scurrah

    An international river basin is an ecological system, an economic thoroughfare, a geographical area, a font of life and livelihoods, a geopolitical network and, often, a cultural icon. It is also a socio-legal phenomenon. This book is the first detailed study of an international river basin from a…

    Paperback – 2015-11-05
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    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Drinking Water: A Socio-economic Analysis of Historical and Societal Variation

    By Mark Harvey

    In this fascinating and challenging work, the author analyses the way water for drinking is produced, distributed, owned, acquired, and consumed in contrasting ways in different settings. From the taken-for-granted, all-purpose water, flowing out of taps in advanced economies to extreme…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06
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  • Water, Power and Identity

    The Cultural Politics of Water in the Andes

    By Rutgerd Boelens

    This book addresses two major issues in natural resource management and political ecology: the complex conflicting relationship between communities managing water on the ground and national/global policy-making institutions and elites; and how grassroots defend against encroachment, question the…

    Hardback – 2015-04-13
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    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Living Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems

    By Daniel Roehr, Elizabeth Fassman-Beck

    With the infrastructure to manage storm water threats in cities becoming increasingly expensive to build or repair, the design community needs to look at alternative approaches. Living roofs present an opportunity to compliment ground-level storm water control measures, contributing to a holistic,…

    Hardback – 2015-02-26
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  • Coasts for People

    Interdisciplinary Approaches to Coastal and Marine Resource Management

    By Fikret Berkes

    Issues of sustainability and increased competition over coastal resources are changing practices of resource management. Societal concerns about environmental degradation and loss of coastal resources have steadily increased, while other issues like food security, biodiversity, and climate change,…

    Paperback – 2015-01-22
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  • Governing Transboundary Waters

    Canada, the United States, and Indigenous Communities

    By Emma S. Norman

    Winner of the Political Geography Specialty Group's 2015 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award! With almost the entire world’s water basins crossing political borders of some kind, understanding how to cooperate with one’s neighbor is of global relevance. For Indigenous communities, whose…

    Hardback – 2014-11-21
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    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Water Scarcity, Livelihoods and Food Security

    Research and Innovation for Development

    Edited by Larry W. Harrington, Myles J. Fisher

    This volume reviews the evolution of ten years’ learning and discovery about water scarcity, livelihoods, and food security within the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. It draws on the experiences of over 100 projects conducted in ten river basins in the developing world. …

    Paperback – 2014-08-12
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    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Water for the Americas

    Challenges and Opportunities

    Edited by Alberto Garrido, Mordechai Shechter

    The chapters in this volume are peer reviewed editions of the papers presented at the 7th meeting of the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 15-17, 2010. The theme for Forum VII was Water for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities.…

    Hardback – 2014-08-04
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    Contributions from the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy

  • Contesting Hidden Waters

    Conflict Resolution for Groundwater and Aquifers

    By W. Todd Jarvis

    The world increasingly relies on groundwater resources for drinking water and the provision of food for a growing population. The utilization of aquifer systems also extends beyond freshwater supply to include other resources such as heat extraction and the storage and disposal of substances. …

    Paperback – 2014-06-03
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    Earthscan Water Text

  • Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy

    Edited by Bárbara A. Willaarts, Alberto Garrido, M. Ramón Llamas

    This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview on the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region over during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a regional approach,…

    Hardback – 2014-03-19
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    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Living with Environmental Change

    Waterworlds

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup, Cecilie Rubow

    Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people’s imagined future. This book explores how people across the world think about…

    Hardback – 2014-03-05
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  • Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    Edited by Erika Weinthal, Jessica J. Troell, Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Water is a basic human need, and despite predictions of "water wars," shared waters have proven to be the natural resource with the greatest potential for interstate cooperation and local confidence building. Indeed, water management plays a singularly important role in rebuilding trust after…

    Paperback – 2014-02-24
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    Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

  • Economics of the Oceans

    Rights, Rents and Resources

    By Paul Hallwood

    It is an unfortunate truth that our oceans offer valuable resources that are too often used unsustainably. Time and again this is due to the failure of international law to provide a framework for adequate governance. Economics of the Oceans examines this issue and provides a comprehensive study of…

    Paperback – 2014-02-10
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  • Water Resources

    An Integrated Approach

    Edited by Joseph Holden

    The world faces huge challenges for water as population continues to grow, as emerging economies develop and as climate change alters the global and local water cycle. There are major questions to be answered about how we supply water in a sustainable and safe manner to fulfil our needs, while at…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29
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  • Water Security

    Principles, Perspectives and Practices

    Edited by Bruce Lankford, Karen Bakker, Mark Zeitoun, Declan Conway

    The purpose of this book is to present an overview of the latest research, policy, practitioner, academic and international thinking on water security—an issue that, like water governance a few years ago, has developed much policy awareness and momentum with a wide range of stakeholders. As a…

    Paperback – 2013-10-14
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    Earthscan Water Text

  • The UN Watercourses Convention in Force

    Strengthening International Law for Transboundary Water Management

    Edited by Flavia Rocha Loures, Alistair Rieu-Clarke

    At the UN General Assembly in 1997, an overwhelming majority of States voted for the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses – a global overarching framework governing the rights and duties of States sharing freshwater systems.…

    Hardback – 2013-08-13
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  • The Singapore Water Story

    Sustainable Development in an Urban City-State

    By Cecilia Tortajada, Yugal Kishore Joshi, Asit K. Biswas

    Singapore´s journey during the past 45 years is an outstanding example that, in spite of multiple hardships, pragmatic policies, clear visions, long-term planning, forward-looking strategies and political will, as well as a relentless urge to improve, can result in strong foundations for…

    Paperback – 2013-04-02
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  • The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society

    By Arjen Y. Hoekstra

    Water is not only used in the domestic context, but also in agriculture and industry in the production of commercial goods, from food to paper. The water footprint is an indicator of freshwater use that looks at both direct and indirect use of water by a consumer or producer. The water footprint of…

    Paperback – 2013-03-19
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  • Investing in Water for a Green Economy

    Services, Infrastructure, Policies and Management

    Edited by Mike Young, Christine Esau

    In the context of the economies of the world becoming greener, this book provides a global and interdisciplinary overview of the condition of the world’s water resources and the infrastructure used to manage it. It focuses on current social and economic costs of water provision, needs and…

    Paperback – 2013-02-26
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  • Water and Sanitation Services

    Public Policy and Management

    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
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  • Tapping Water Markets

    By Terry L. Anderson, Brandon Scarborough, Lawrence R. Watson

    Tapping Water Markets is about the past, present, and future of water markets. It compares water markets with political water allocation, documents the growth of water markets, and explores the ways in which water markets can be improved and implemented further. This book provides up-to-date…

    Paperback – 2012-03-05
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