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Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability

Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability
A Book

by Vishnu Prasad Pandey,Sangam Shrestha,David Wiberg

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2021-04-20
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1119564441
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An in-depth review of sustainable concepts in water resources management under climate change Climate change continues to intensify existing pressures in water resources management, such as rapid population growth, land use changes, pollution, damming of rivers, and many others. Securing a reliable water supply—critical for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—requires understanding of the relation between finite water resources, climate variability/change, and various elements of sustainability. Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability is a timely and in-depth examination of the concept of sustainability as it relates to water resources management in the context of climate change risks. Featuring contributions by global authors, this edited volume is organized into three sections: Sustainability Concepts; Sustainability Approaches, Tools, and Techniques; and Sustainability in Practice. Detailed chapters describe the linkage between water and sustainable development, highlight the development and use of new measuring and reporting methods, and discuss the implementation of sustainability concepts in various water use sectors. Topics include localizing and mainstreaming global water sustainability initiatives, resilient water infrastructure for poverty reduction, urban water security for sustainable cities, climate actions and challenges for sustainable ecosystem services, and more. This important resource: Reviews contemporary scientific research and practical applications in the areas of water, climate change and sustainability in different regions of the world Discusses future directions of research and practices in relation to expected patterns of climate changes Covers a wide range of concepts, theories, and perspectives of sustainable development of water resources Features case studies of field and modelling techniques for analyzing water resources and evaluating vulnerability, security, and associated risks Discusses practical applications of water resources in contexts such as food security, global health, clean energy, and climate action Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability is an invaluable resource for policy makers water managers, researchers, and other professionals in the field, and an ideal text for graduate students in hydrogeology, climate change, geophysics, geochemistry, geography, water resources, and environmental science.

Integrated Water Resources Management in Action

Integrated Water Resources Management in Action
Dialogue Paper

by Anonim

  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 18
  • ISBN : 9231041142
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability

Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability
A Book

by John Read,Geoff Beale

  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release : 2013-12-17
  • Pages : 616
  • ISBN : 064310836X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability is a comprehensive account of the hydrogeological procedures that should be followed when performing open pit slope stability design studies. Created as an outcome of the Large Open Pit (LOP) project, an international research and technology transfer project on the stability of rock slopes in open pit mines, this book expands on the hydrogeological model chapter in the LOP project's previous book Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design (Read & Stacey, 2009; CSIRO PUBLISHING). The book comprises six sections which outline the latest technology and best practice procedures for hydrogeological investigations. The sections cover: the framework used to assess the effect of water in slope stability; how water pressures are measured and tested in the field; how a conceptual hydrogeological model is prepared; how water pressures are modelled numerically; how slope depressurisation systems are implemented; and how the performance of a slope depressurisation program is monitored and reconciled with the design. Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability offers slope design practitioners a road map that will help them decide how to investigate and treat water pressures in pit slopes. It provides guidance and essential information for mining and civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and hydrogeologists involved in the investigation, design and construction of stable rock slopes.

Gold in the Water

Gold in the Water
The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory

by P. H. Mullen

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2003-02-25
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : 9780312311162
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the psyches, backgrounds, and motivations of the United States 2000 Olympic swim team and describes the journey these swimmers must take to compete in the Olympics, including training and competitions.

Best Practices in Water and Sanitation

Best Practices in Water and Sanitation
A Book

by Dennis Warner,Christopher Seremet

  • Publisher : Catholic Relief Services
  • Release : 2008-12-30
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1614920346
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This publication offers short descriptions of best practices and reviews of technology regarding water, sanitation and hygiene projects. The document is intended to provide guidance to field workers and non-technical program managers and decision makers. Topics include ecological sanitation, WASH needs assessments, rainwater collection, borehole drilling equipment and irrigation for home gardens.

Regional Water Data Banks Project

Regional Water Data Banks Project
Middle East Peace Process

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Water Governance in the Face of Global Change

Water Governance in the Face of Global Change
From Understanding to Transformation

by Claudia Pahl-Wostl

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-09-04
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 3319218557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of multi-level water governance, developing a conceptual and analytical framework that captures the complexity of real water governance systems while also introducing different approaches to comparative analysis. Applications illustrate how the ostensibly conflicting goals of deriving general principles and of taking context-specific factors into account can be reconciled. Specific emphasis is given to governance reform, adaptive and transformative capacity and multi-level societal learning. The sustainable management of global water resources is one of the most pressing environmental challenges of the 21st century. Many problems and barriers to improvement can be attributed to failures in governance rather than the resource base itself. At the same time our understanding of complex water governance systems largely remains limited and fragmented. The book offers an invaluable resource for all researchers working on water governance topics and for practitioners dealing with water governance challenges alike.

Principles of Water Law and Administration

Principles of Water Law and Administration
National and International, 3rd Edition

by Dante A. Caponera,Marcella Nanni

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-05-03
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 0429879431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book, which was first published in 1992 and then updated in 2007, provides a tool for dealing with the legal and institutional aspects of water resources management within national contexts and at the level of transboundary water resources. Like its two previous editions, it seeks to cover all aspects that need to be known in order to attain good water governance, but it provides updates concerning developments since 2007. These relate, inter alia, to the following: - the “greening” of water law, which calls for the progressive integration of environmental law principles into domestic and international water law; - the adoption, by the International Law Commission in 2008, of the Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers, and subsequent developments; - the emergence of the right to water as a self-standing human right; - the adoption of domestic water laws supporting integrated water resources management (IWRM) and enhanced public participation in planning and decision making; - the integration into these laws of tools facilitating adaptive water management as a response to climate variability and change; - progress in the implementation of EU law; - recent international agreements and judicial decisions; - efforts of regional organizations other than the EU to steer cooperation in the management of transboundary water resources and the harmonization of national laws; - institutional mechanisms for the management of transboundary water resources (surface and underground). Unique in its scope and nature, the book identifies the legal and institutional issues arising in connection with water resources management and provides guidelines for possible solutions in a manner accessible to a wide range of readers. Thus, it is a useful reference for lawyers and non-lawyers — engineers, hydrologists, hydrogeologists, economists, sociologists — dealing with water resources within government institutions, river basin commissions, international organizations, financing institutions and academic institutions, among other things, and also for students of disciplines related to water resources.

Agricultural water management in a water stressed catchment: Lessons from the RIPARWIN Project

Agricultural water management in a water stressed catchment: Lessons from the RIPARWIN Project
A Book

by McCartney, Matthew P., Lankford, B. A., Mahoo, H.

  • Publisher : IWMI
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 9290906707
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the face of growing water stress and increasing concerns over the sustainability of water use, Tanzania has, in common with many other countries in Africa, focused largely on the development of more integrated catchment-wide approaches to water management. In the Great Ruaha River Basin, considerable effort has gone into increasing water productivity and the promotion of mechanisms for more efficient allocation of water resources. Over a period of five years, the RIPARWIN project investigated water management in the basin and evaluated the effectiveness of some of the mechanisms that have been introduced. The study findings are relevant to basins in developing countries where there is competition for water and irrigation is one of the main uses.

The Water We Eat

The Water We Eat
Combining Virtual Water and Water Footprints

by Marta Antonelli,Francesca Greco

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-04-11
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 3319163930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book pursues a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach in order to analyze the relationship between water and food security. It demonstrates that most of the world’s economies lack sufficient water resources to secure their populations’ food requirements and are thus virtual importers of water. One of the most inspiring cases, which this book is rooted in, is Italy: the third largest net virtual water importer on earth. The book also shows that the sustainability of water depends on the extent to which societies recognize and take into account its value and contribution to agricultural production. Due to the large volumes of water required for food production, water and food security are in fact inextricably linked. Contributions from leading international experts and scholars in the field use the concepts of virtual water and water footprints to explain this relationship, with an eye to the empirical examples of wine, tomato and pasta production in Italy. This book provides a valuable resource for all researchers, professionals, policymakers and everyone else interested in water and food security.

Forest Management and the Water Cycle

Forest Management and the Water Cycle
An Ecosystem-Based Approach

by Michael Bredemeier,Shabtai Cohen,Douglas L. Godbold,Elve Lode,Viliam Pichler,Patrick Schleppi

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2010-10-27
  • Pages : 531
  • ISBN : 9789048198337
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The protective function of forests for water quality and water-related hazards, as well as adequate water supplies for forest ecosystems in Europe, are potentially at risk due to changing climate and changing land-management practices. Water budgets of forest ecosystems are heavily dependent on climate and forest structure. The latter is determined by the management measures applied in the forestry sector. Various developments of forest management strategies, imposed on a background of changing climate, are considered in assessing the overall future of forest–water interactions in Europe. Synthesizing recent research on the interactions of forest management and the water regime of forests in Europe and beyond, the book makes an important contribution to the ongoing dialogue between scientists dealing with different scales of forest-water interactions. This collaborative endeavour, which covers geographic and climatic gradients from Iceland to Israel and from southern Spain to Estonia and Finland, was made possible through the COST Action "Forest Management and the Water Cycle (FORMAN)", which was launched in 2007 (http://www.forestandwater.eu/). The book will be of particular interest to the research community involved in forest ecosystem research and forest hydrology, as well as landscape ecologists and hydrologists in general. It will also provide reference material for forest practitioners and planners in hydrology and land use.

Transboundary Water Cooperation

Transboundary Water Cooperation
Principles, Practice and Prospects for China and Its Neighbours

by Patricia Wouters,Huiping Chen,James E. Nickum

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-10-15
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : 1351973703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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China and its neighbours face a series of water security issues, in which international law plays a vital role. Paramount to both policymakers and researchers in the field of water law, the current status of transboundary water cooperation schemes and how these operate in China is of global significance. Grounded in international experience, this comprehensive volume provides readers with an up-to-date overview of current international transboundary water resource sharing policies and practices, including detailed case studies at both domestic and international levels. The authors discuss existing international laws, treaties, and principles that may stimulate transboundary water cooperation and dialogue, and then analyse a number of international experiences with treaties in North America, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. They take stock of China’s water resource issues, legal practices and options, examine case studies of China’s southern shared rivers, and explore some innovative approaches to cooperative management of shared waters within China. The articles in this book were originally published in the journal Water International.

The Price of Water

The Price of Water
A Book

by Stephen Merrett

  • Publisher : IWA Publishing
  • Release : 2005-02-01
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1843390817
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Human Right to Water

The Human Right to Water
Theory, Practice and Prospects

by Malcolm Langford,Anna F. S. Russell

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2017-10-05
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1108508561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a short space of time, the right to water has emerged from relative obscurity to claim a prominent place in human rights theory and practice. This book explores this rise descriptively and prescriptively. It analyses the recognition, use and partly impact, of the right to water in international and comparative law, civil society mobilisation and public policy. It also scrutinises the normative implications of the right to water with a focus on challenges and puzzles it creates for law and policymaking. These questions are explored globally and comparatively within different dynamics of the sector - water allocation, water access and urban and rural water reform - and in conjunction with the right to sanitation. This multi-disciplinary volume reveals the diverse ways in which the right to water has been adopted, but also its limitations when faced with the realities of political economy, political ecology and partly, traditional legal thought.

Water Supply and Pollution Control

Water Supply and Pollution Control
A Book

by Warren Viessman,Mark J. Hammer

  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 867
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Water Supply and Pollution Control," Seventh Edition has been revised and modernized to meet the contemporary needs of civil and environmental engineering students who will be engaged in the design and management of water and wastewater systems, practicing engineers, and those planning to take the examination for licensing as a professional engineer. Warren Viessman, Jr. and Mark J. Hammer emphasize the application of scientific methods to problems associated with the development, movement, and treatment of water and wastewater. Treatment processes are presented in the context of what they can do, rather than compartmentalizing them along clean water or wastewater lines. The concept of total water management, recognizing that all waters are potential sources of supply, is a dominant theme. Improvements in the seventh edition include New material on water quality standards, water and wastewater treatment process design, water distribution system analysis and design, water quality, advanced wastewater treatment for recycling, storm water management and urban hydrology Major revisions of the sections on water supply and use, water distribution, hydraulics and hydrology of sewer and storm drainage systems, monitoring of drinking water for pathogens, membrane filtration, disinfection/disinfection by-products rule, biological treatment processes, and indirect reuse to augment drinking water supply The latest version of EPANET is introduced. This water distribution network model offers students an opportunity to address problems of all scale and to become acquainted with state-of-the-art software used by practitioners. New topics such as security ofpotable water supplies, the use of membranes in water treatment, and the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to water supply and wastewater management problems have been introduced. More practical examples and many new problems have been added.

Safe Water From Every Tap

Safe Water From Every Tap
Improving Water Service to Small Communities

by National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Small Water Supply Systems

  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 1996-12-30
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9780309175432
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Small communities violate federal requirements for safe drinking water as much as three times more often than cities. Yet these communities often cannot afford to improve their water service. Safe Water From Every Tap reviews the risks of violating drinking water standards and discusses options for improving water service in small communities. Included are detailed reviews of a wide range of technologies appropriate for treating drinking water in small communities. The book also presents a variety of institutional options for improving the management efficiency and financial stability of water systems.

Pricing Irrigation Water

Pricing Irrigation Water
Principles and Cases from Developing Countries

by Yacov Tsur,Terry L.. Roe,Mohammed Rachid Doukkali,Ariel Dinar

  • Publisher : Resources for the Future
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9781891853760
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As globalization links economies, the value of a country's irrigation water becomes increasingly sensitive to competitive forces in world markets. Water policy at the national and regional levels will need to accommodate these forces or water is likely to become undervalued. The inefficient use of this resource will lessen a country's comparative advantage in world markets and slow its transition to higher incomes, particularly in rural households. While professionals widely agree on what constitutes sound water resource management, they have not yet reached a consensus on the best ways of implementing policies. Policymakers have considered pricing water - a debated intervention - in many variations. Setting the price 'right, ' some say, may guide different types of users in efficient water use by sending a signal about the value of this resource. Aside from efficiency, itself an important policy objective, equity, accessibility, and implementation costs associated with the right pricing must be considered. Focusing on the examples of China, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, and Turkey, Pricing Irrigation Water provides a clear methodology for studying farm-level demand for irrigation water. This book is the first to link the macroeconomics of policies affecting trade to the microeconomics of water demand for irrigation and, in the case of Morocco, to link these forces to the creation of a water user-rights market. This type of market reform, the contributors argue, will result in growing economic benefits to both rural and urban households

Economic Instruments for Water Management

Economic Instruments for Water Management
The Cases of France, Mexico, and Brazil

by Ronaldo Seroa da Motta,Alban Thomas,Lilian Saade Hazin,Jose Gustavo Feres,Céline Nauges,Antonio Saade Hazin

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book argues that the economic appeal of using water charges to promote efficiency in usage and pollution control can be constrained by institutional and operational problems. Analysing the cases of France, Mexico and Brazil, the authors - respective local experts - illustrate that barriers are similar despite the existing differences among these economies. Each country evaluation within the book is analysed using the same framework, covering topics of relevance for the application of a policy instrument, namely: -⊂ policy analysis phase: the policy setting in which the water economic instrument (EI) was introduced as a means of achieving policy goals -⊂ instrument design phase: the theoretical, institutional and legal basis on which the EI was conceived -⊂ instrument implementation phase: successes and failures of the EI application and its review process. Based on this comparative analysis, the authors gather substantial material on institutional and operational barriers constraining the full application of water charges. They also identify possible solutions already in place in these countries to remove or mitigate these barriers. The book concludes that although mistakes and solutions vary, valuable lessons can be learnt by those making decisions on water management and environmental pricing. Providing a concise and didactic background on the theoretical, conceptual and operational issues related to environmental pricing, this book will appeal to students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners with a specific interest in water management.

Mind Over Water

Mind Over Water
Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing

by Craig Lambert

  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release : 1999-08-10
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9780618001842
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In an exploration of the sport, the author reflects upon the metaphysical voyage into the soul

A Science of Impurity

A Science of Impurity
Water Analysis in Nineteenth Century Britain

by Christopher Hamlin

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1990-01-01
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9780520070882
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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