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Environmental Water Markets and Regulation

Environmental Water Markets and Regulation
A comparative legal approach

by Katherine Owens

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2016-11-18
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1317293657
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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River systems around the world are degraded and are being used unsustainably. Meeting this challenge requires the development of flexible regimes that have the potential to meet essential consumptive needs while restoring environmental flows. This book focuses on how water trading frameworks can be repurposed for environmental water recovery and aims to conceptualise the most appropriate role for law in supporting recovery through these frameworks. The author presents a comprehensive study of the legal frameworks in four jurisdictions: the States of Oregon and Colorado in the western United States; the province of Alberta in Canada; and the Murray-Darling Basin in Australia/Basin State of New South Wales. A close comparative analysis of these four jurisdictions reveals a variety of distinctive regulatory arrangements and collaborations between public and private actors. In all cases, the law has been deployed to steer and coordinate these water governance activities. The book argues that each regime is based on a particular regulatory strategy, with different conceptions of the appropriate roles for, and relationships between, various actors and institutions. Legal frameworks do not have the capacity to rationalise and provide an overarching and absolute solution to the complex environmental and governance issues that arise in the context of environmental water transactions. Rather, the role of law in this context needs to be reconceptualised within the paradigm of regulatory capitalism as establishing and maintaining the limits within which regulatory participants can operate, innovate and collaborate.

Legal Rights for Rivers

Legal Rights for Rivers
Competition, Collaboration and Water Governance

by Erin O'Donnell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-10-17
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 0429889607
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 2017 four rivers in Aotearoa New Zealand, India, and Colombia were given the status of legal persons, and there was a recent attempt to extend these rights to the Colorado River in the USA. Understanding the implications of creating legal rights for rivers is an urgent challenge for both water resource management and environmental law. Giving rivers legal rights means the law can see rivers as legal persons, thus creating new legal rights which can then be enforced. When rivers are legally people, does that encourage collaboration and partnership between humans and rivers, or establish rivers as another competitor for scarce resources? To assess what it means to give rivers legal rights and legal personality, this book examines the form and function of environmental water managers (EWMs). These organisations have legal personality, and have been active in water resource management for over two decades. EWMs operate by acquiring water rights from irrigators in rivers where there is insufficient water to maintain ecological health. EWMs can compete with farmers for access to water, but they can also strengthen collaboration between traditionally divergent users of the aquatic environment, such as environmentalists, recreational fishers, hunters, farmers, and hydropower. This book explores how EWMs use the opportunities created by giving nature legal rights, such as the ability to participate in markets, enter contracts, hold property, and enforce those rights in court. However, examination of the EWMs unearths a crucial and unexpected paradox: giving legal rights to nature may increase its legal power, but in doing so it can weaken community support for protecting the environment in the first place. The book develops a new conceptual framework to identify the multiple constructions of the environment in law, and how these constructions can interact to generate these unexpected outcomes. It explores EWMs in the USA and Australia as examples, and assesses the implications of creating legal rights for rivers for water governance. Lessons from the EWMs, as well as early lessons from the new ‘river persons,’ show how to use the law to improve river protection and how to begin to mitigate the problems of the paradox.

Environmental Water Footprints

Environmental Water Footprints
Agricultural and Consumer Products

by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-09-06
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 9811325081
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book uses case studies to highlight the environmental water footprints in the agricultural and livestock farming sector, and those of consumer products. Water conservation is a major element of every industry’s sustainability strategy.

Addressing China's Growing Water Shortages and Associated Social and Environmental Consequences

Addressing China's Growing Water Shortages and Associated Social and Environmental Consequences
A Book

by Zmarak Shalizi

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"China has experienced a wide-scale and rapid transformation from an agricultural based economy to the manufacturing workshop of the world. The associated relocation of the population from relatively low density rural areas to very high density urban areas is having a significant impact on the quantity and quality of water available as inputs into the production and consumption process, as well as the ability of the water system to absorb and neutralize the waste byproducts deposited into it. Water shortages are most severe in the north of the country, where surface water diversion is excessive and groundwater is being depleted. In addition, the quality of water is deteriorating because of pollution, thereby aggravating existing water shortages. The biggest challenge ahead will be for national and local governments to craft policies and rules within China's complex cultural and legal administrative system that provide incentives for users to increase efficiency of water use, and for polluters to clean up the water they use and return clean water to stream flows. Using a standard public economics framework, water requirements for public goods-such as ecosystem needs-should be set aside first, before allocating property rights in water (to enable water markets to function and generate efficient allocation signals). Even then, water markets will have to be regulated to ensure public goods, such as public health, are not compromised. Until water markets are implemented, staying the course on increasing water and wastewater prices administratively and encouraging water conservation are necessary to reduce the wasting of current scarce water resources, as well as the new water supplies to be provided in the future. "--World Bank web site.

EWQOS, Environmental & Water Quality Operational Studies

EWQOS, Environmental & Water Quality Operational Studies
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980-08
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Curriculum Activities Guide to Water Pollution and Environmental Studies

A Curriculum Activities Guide to Water Pollution and Environmental Studies
A Book

by Tilton Water Pollution Program

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Water for the Future

Water for the Future
Six Sites to Receive Environmental Water in May and June

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 2
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Removal of Organic Pollution in Water Environment

Removal of Organic Pollution in Water Environment
A Book

by Joanna Karpińska,Urszula Kotowska

  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 2019-11-21
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 3039218409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The development of civilization entails a growing demand for consumer goods. A side effect of the production and use of these materials is the production of solid waste and wastewater. Municipal and industrial wastewater usually contains a large amount of various organic compounds and is the main source of pollution of the aquatic environment. Therefore, the search for effective methods of wastewater and other polluted water treatment is an important element of caring for the natural environment. This book presents research on the determination and removal of environmentally hazardous organic compounds from aqueous samples. The articles included in this book describe the results of examinations, at the laboratory scale, of the efficiency of chemical as well as physical processes for the removal or degradation of selected model pollutants. Environmental studies, especially those concerning the determination of trace impurities, require effective isolation and concentration procedures. The methods used for this purpose should meet the requirements of green chemistry. The liquid phase microextraction procedures and use of electrochemical methods described in this book seem to be proper for environmental studies, as they are effective and environmentally friendly.

Environmental Water Footprints

Environmental Water Footprints
Energy and Building Sectors

by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-11-07
  • Pages : 75
  • ISBN : 9789811327384
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book highlights the concept of environmental water footprint in the energy (bioenergy & hydropower) sector and the building/construction sector, focusing on a case study in Iran. It argues and demonstrates that water conservation is one of the most essential elements every industry has to take into account in its sustainability strategy.

Managing Forests and Water for People under a Changing Environment

Managing Forests and Water for People under a Changing Environment
A Book

by Ge Sun,Kevin Bishop,Silvio Ferraz,Julia Jones

  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 2020-05-13
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 3039288237
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Forests cover 30% of the Earth’s land area, or nearly four billion hectares. Enhancing the benefits and ecosystem services of forests has been increasingly recognized as an essential part of nature-based solutions for solving many emerging global environmental problems today. A core science supporting forest management is understanding the interactions of forests, water, and people. These interactions have become increasingly complex under climate change and its associated impacts, such as the increases in the intensity and frequency of drought and floods, increasing population and deforestation, and a rise in global demands for multiple ecosystem services including clean water supply and carbon sequestration. Forest watershed managers have recognized that water management is an essential component of forest management. Global environmental change is posing more challenges for managing forests and water toward sustainable development. New science on forest and water is critically needed across the globe. The International Forests and Water Conference 2018, Valdivia, Chile (http://forestsandwater2018.cl/), a joint effort of the 5th IUFRO International Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment and the Second Latin American Conference on Forests and Water provided a unique forum to examine forest and water issues in Latin America under a global context. This book represents a collection of some of the peer-reviewed papers presented at the conference that were published in a Special Issue of Forests.

Southeast Asian Water Environment 3

Southeast Asian Water Environment 3
A Book

by Satoshi Takizawa,Futoshi Kurisu,Hiroyasu Satoh

  • Publisher : IWA Publishing
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1843392763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Environmental Water Account

Environmental Water Account
Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Environmental Impact Report

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management

Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management
An Australian Perspective

by Barry Hart,Jane Doolan

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2017-05-19
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 0128105240
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Decision-Making in Water Resource Policy and Management: An Australian Perspective presents the latest information in developing new decision-making processes. Topics covered include key aspects of water resources planning, recent water resource policy changes in irrigation, urban, and environmental considerations, the evolution of a water market, a number of case studies that provide real examples of improved decision-making, transfer of the Australian experience overseas, and challenges for the future. Many countries are experiencing major water scarcity problems which will likely intensify with the continued impacts of climate change. In response to this challenge, there is increased worldwide focus on the development of more sustainable and integrated water resource policies. The Australian experience over the past three decades has led to major improvements in the decision-making processes in water resources policy and management, particularly in response to drought and climate change, providing a great model on which other nations can use and adapt. This information is essential to early to mid-career practitioners engaged in policy, planning and operational roles in all fields of water resource policy and management, and catchment management. Summarizes key results from three decades of changes in Australian water resource policy Illustrates how Australian knowledge is being used in other countries and how this might be expanded Provides international practitioners with real examples of where and how the Australian knowledge is assisting in other situations

Geomechanics and Water Engineering in Environmental Management

Geomechanics and Water Engineering in Environmental Management
A Book

by R.N. Chowdhury

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-11-22
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN : 135144543X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Divided into four parts, this work presents integrated studies and regional and case studies, and covers environmental constraints and effects, and the behaviour of earth masses.

Environmental Setting and Water-quality Issues in the Lower Tennessee River Basin

Environmental Setting and Water-quality Issues in the Lower Tennessee River Basin
A Book

by James A. Kingsbury,Anne B. Hoos,Michael D. Woodside

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Problems in the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Program

Problems in the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Program
Hearing Before the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, August 3, 1990

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Integrated Land and Water Management for Food and Environmental Security

Integrated Land and Water Management for Food and Environmental Security
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : IWMI
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9290905433
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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National Environmental Laboratories, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution ...

National Environmental Laboratories, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution ...
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by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Environmental Setting and Its Relations to Water Quality in the Kanawha River Basin

Environmental Setting and Its Relations to Water Quality in the Kanawha River Basin
A Book

by Terence Messinger,C. A. Hughes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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River of Life, Water: the Environmental Challenge

River of Life, Water: the Environmental Challenge
A Book

by United States. Dept. of the Interior

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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