Rethinking Water Management: Innovative Approaches to Contemporary Issues (Google eBook)

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Caroline Figueres, Johan Rockstrom, Cecilia Tortajada
Routledge, May 23, 2012 - Law - 224 pages
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If water resources are to be distributed efficiently, equitably and cost-effectively in this rapidly changing world, then it is clear that current water management practices are no longer feasible. Innovative approaches are required to meet the increasing water demands of a growing world population and economy and the needs of the ecosystems supporting them. New approaches have to be employed at global, national and local levels. In Rethinking Water Management, a new generation of water experts from around the world examine the critical challenges confronting the water profession, including rainwater and groundwater management, recycling and reuse, water rights, transboundary access to water and financing of water. They offer important new perspectives on the use, management and conservation of fresh water, in terms of both quantity and quality, for the domestic, agricultural and industrial sectors, and show how a new set of paradigms can be applied to successfully manage water for the future. Caroline Figueres is Head of the Urban Infrastructure Department at UNESCO-IHE Water Education Institute in The Netherlands. Cecilia Tortajada is Vice President of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico and Vice President-elect of the International Water Resources Association. Johan Rockstrm is Water Resources Expert at UNESCO-IHE.
  

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Contents

TOWARDS PROVIDING INCENTIVES FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE USE
CONCLUSIONS
NOTES
Chapter 8
WATER RESOURCES AS COMMON POOL RESOURCES
TYPICAL WATER RIGHTS ASSIGNMENTS AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS
THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EXPLORATIONS TOWARDS EFFICIENT WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
CONCLUSIONS

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY OF WATER PROJECTS
CASE STUDY OF MEXICO
CONCLUSIONS
REFERENCES
Chapter 3
THEORY AND PRACTICE
RESEARCH QUESTIONS
NEW REGIONALISM FOR WATER MANAGEMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
CONCLUSIONS
Chapter 4
THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF GLOBALIZATION
ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION AND WATER
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
NOTES
REFERENCES
Chapter 5
SORTING OUT THE FACTS
MAKING MORE FOOD WITH THE SAME RAINFALL
WINWIN SOLUTIONS BASED ON INTEGRATED RAIN MANAGEMENT
CONCLUSIONS
NOTES
REFERENCES
Chapter 6
MANAGEMENT AND POLICY OPTIONS FOR EFFLUENT IRRIGATION
CASE DESCRIPTIONS OF PLANNED AND UNPLANNED REUSE
NEXT GENERATION ISSUES FOR DERIVATIVE WATER USE
REFERENCES
Chapter 7
DETRIMENTAL IMPACTS OF GROUNDWATER NONMANAGEMENT
NOTES
Chapter 9
THE TRANSBOUNDARY FRESHWATER DISPUTE DATABASE
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND INDICATORS OF CONFLICT
BASKETS OF BENEFITS4
WHY MIGHT THE FUTURE LOOK NOTHING LIKE THE PAST?
WHAT TYPES OF POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS CAN ONE MAKE?
NOTES
REFERENCES
Chapter 10
REGIONAL WATERBASED DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT
REGIONAL WATERRESOURCE UTILIZATION ISSUES
REGIONAL WATERBASED DEVELOPMENT POTENTIALS
BROADBASED CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
NOTES
Chapter 11
TODAYS FOUR MAJOR CHALLENGES
SUGGESTED ACTIONS TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION
CONCLUSIONS
NOTES
REFERENCES
Chapter 12
PARADIGM SHIFTS IN THE LIGHT OF GLOBALIZATION
THE FUTURE WATER MANAGER
INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT OPTIONS
WATER RIGHTS AND USER INVOLVEMENT
THE INTERGENERATION CHALLENGE
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Caroline Figueres is Head of the Municipal Infrastructure Department at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft.

Johan Rockstrom is the Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and a leading scientist on global water resources and sustainable development. He has more than 15 years' experience of research on agriculture, water resources and ecosystem services, and over 100 research publications with more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and several books in the fields of global environmental change, resilience and sustainability, agricultural water management, global water resources and food production. He has served as advisor to several international organizations and governments. Professor Rockstrom currently serves on many international committees and boards, including leading the ICSU task team on the future vision for global change research.

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