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Hydropolitics Interest Groups And Governance

Author : Richard Meissner
ISBN : 9783319388878
Genre : Political Science
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This book investigates the role that interest groups have played over the years in influencing the government of Namibia, the World Bank, the European Union and project implementation authorities to not construct the proposed Epupa Hydroelectric Power Station on the Kunene River in the Baynes mountains, a region on the border between Namibia and Angola. Some of the issues brought forward by the interest groups are the socio-economic impact the dam would have on the OvaHimba, as well as negative consequences for the river’s aquatic and terrestrial environment. This book argues that interest groups and individuals have the ability to influence the above-mentioned institutions, and to such an extent that water politics and governance are not exclusively the domain of state institutions. As such, it argues that communal interest groups, living in remote parts of the world, can influence state institutions at various political scales.
Category: Political Science

Enhancing Participation And Governance In Water Resources Management

Author : Libor Jansky
ISBN : 9789280811209
Genre : Business & Economics
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The United Nations estimates that more than 2 billion people in over 40 countries are negatively affected by water shortages. Increasing demand for water has been identified as one of four major factors that will threaten human and ecological health over the next generation. As public health, development, economy and nature suffer, ensuring access to clean water is rising towards the top of government agendas. Water resources management is the aggregate of policies and activities used to provide clean water to meet human needs across sectors and jurisdictions and to sustain the water-related ecological systems upon which we depend. Knowledge that is crucial for water management is distributed across governments, non-governmental organizations and the water users themselves. In most circumstances, water management aims to address the interests of and integrate usage across hydrologically meaningful units, such as watersheds. Some management aspects, however, such as transboundary flows across multiple basins and inter-basin water transfers via channels or virtual water, may necessitate a broader geographical scope. Public participation aims actively to increase attention to and inclusion of the interests of those who are usually marginalized, e.g. politically disenfranchised minorities or poor people indirectly affected by water management. In this book, the authors identify successful mechanisms, approaches and practices for promoting public involvement in water resources management, including both conventional approaches and those based on information technology.
Category: Business & Economics

Subnational Hydropolitics

Author : Scott M. Moore
ISBN : 9780190864118
Genre : Political Science
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The prospect of international conflict over water has long been the subject of academic and popular concern, but sub-national political conflict is considerably more common, and almost certainly imposes greater economic and environmental costs. Indeed, sub-national hydropolitics are an important feature of several large countries, including the United States, India, and China. Moreover, disputes between water users in shared river basins have often persisted despite repeated attempts by central governments to resolve them through both persuasion and coercion. Yet despite the growing threat of water scarcity around the world, little research exists on sub-national politics of shared water resources. This book attempts to fill the gap by explaining how and why hydropolitics play out within countries, as well as between them. Subnational Hydropolitics re-examines the issue of water conflict by examining conflicts at the sub-national rather than international level. By examining several in-depth case studies of both conflict and cooperation, author Scott Moore argues that increasing sub-national water conflict is driven by two inter-linked forces, identity politics, which gives sub-national politicians a reason to compete over shared water resources; and political decentralization, which provides them with the tools to do so. To understand politics at the sub-national level, the book blends insights from both the environmental governance and comparative politics literatures. By examining the challenges many countries face in achieving cooperation over shared water resources, the book helps to shed light on different mechanisms and processes for solving cooperation problems at the regional scale-lessons relevant to tackling a wide range of transboundary environmental problems, including air pollution, urbanization, and ecosystem protection. But at its core, this book promises a definitive contribution to the growing sub-field of environmental politics, centered on understanding how different countries attempt to solve the problems inherent in governing water resources in shared river basins.
Category: Political Science

Governance Of Water

Author : Vishwa Ballabh
ISBN : 9780761936077
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book makes an effort to initiate the discourse of governance of water in the Indian context from a variety of angles, such as neo-classical and institutional economics, deliberative democracy, public administration, collective action and political economy perspectives. Reform in water governance not only includes a re-orientation of policy priorities and approaches, but also the restructuring of the institutional framework away from the state and village dichotomy. New ‘intermediate’ institutions are required to allow a negotiated approach to water resource governance, multi-stakeholder participation, and integrated water resource management at various levels: the village, state, and nation as a whole.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Wem Geh Rt Das Wasser

Author : Klaus Lanz
ISBN : 3037780150
Genre : Water resources development
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Who owns the Water? discusses the phenomenon of water, marvels at its uniqueness and addresses the dangers and opportunities water offers to life. The book looks at the most important questions about providing drinking water and producing food, but also deals with water as a destructive force, and investigates the chemical qualities of the molecule. Who owns the Water? points out the risks of unlimited privatization of water, and records how dependence on water is exploited. Committed picture sequences and detailed texts explain how water can belong to no one, but has to be treated responsibly and held in appropriate esteem by the whole of mankind.
Category: Water resources development


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123425352
Genre : Political science
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English and Afrikaans with abstracts in English.
Category: Political science

Nachhaltige Wasserbewirtschaftung

Author : Martin Grambow
ISBN : 9783834822758
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Der Wassersektor gehört zu den ganz großen aktuellen globalen Herausforderungen. Wasserbewirtschaftung verlangt ein vertieftes Verständnis der Nachhaltigkeit. Das Buch erläutert vor diesem Hintergrund Theorie und Praxis des integrierten Managements. Es erklärt politische und technische Grundlagen des Wassermanagements und entwirft einen praxisnahen modularen Lösungsansatz, der eine erfolgreiche Bewirtschaftung des Wasserschatzes erleichtert.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Transboundary Water Governance In Southern Africa

Author : Larry Anthony Swatuk
ISBN : STANFORD:36105134478119
Genre : Political Science
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This collection of Southern African case studies contributes to the burgeoning literature on transboundary water governance, particularly as it applies to areas of the Global South/developing countries. Specifically, the collection interrogates the idea of the 'boundary.' Transboundary management is most commonly conceived of as the management of surface and groundwater shared by two or more sovereign countries. This conceptualization is codified in international law, devised in the first instance as bilateral agreements concerning specific uses of (primarily surface) water, often along specific stretches of river. Through time, these practices have been upscaled to generalized principles expressed as rules, norms, and procedures for the management of all 'international rivers.' While the world's countries seem to be moving steadily toward an accepted framework for transboundary water resources management, it should be noted that the de facto use of much of the world's shared freshwater resources remains outside this mostly ideal-typical framework. Indeed, in contrast to the rationally constructed framework for the management of water in all its forms and across all uses, de facto management â?? at whatever social scale â?? reflects water's changing role and place within the history of uneven global development.
Category: Political Science

Brennendes Wasser

Author : Clive Cussler
ISBN : 9783641151782
Genre : Fiction
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Kurt Austin leitet eine Mannschaft der NUMA (National Underwater & Marine Agency), die an der mexikanischen Küste zunächst nur den plötzlichen Tod einer seltenen Walart untersuchen soll. Zusammen mit seinem Mini-U-Boot wird er dabei um ein Haar für immer außer Dienst gestellt. Erst nach und nach wird erkennbar, dass die Attacke mit einem scheinbar ganz anderen Spezialauftrag einer weiteren NUMA-Truppe zusammenhängt: Die ist auf den Spuren einer Legende im venezolanischen Regenwald unterwegs. Es geht die Kunde von einer weißen Göttin und einem mysteriösen Stamm mit erstaunlichen technischen Errungenschaften. Kaum jemand glaubt an die Existenz dieses Stammes - und fast niemand hält es tatsächlich für möglich, dass das Wissen um diese Gottheit tatsächlich den Lauf der Geschichte verändern könnte. Doch zu diesen wenigen gehört eine mordlustige Bande von Biopiraten, die es auf Geheimnisse von unermesslichem Wert abgesehen haben. Hinter ihnen steckt ein steinreicher Industrieller aus Kalifornien, der davon überzeugt ist, dass er durch dieses Geheimwissen ein Monopol auf die knapp gewordenen globalen Trinkwasserreserven erlangen kann. Denn er hofft auf eine Formel zu stoßen, durch die man große Mengen Salzwasser in Trinkwasser verwandeln kann. So will er die Welt erpressen und regieren. Mittlerweile hält es auch Austin für möglich, dass die mythische Göttin des venezolanischen Stammes echte wissenschaftliche Wurzeln hat. Aber mit jedem weiteren Schritt in den Urwald hinein fühlen er und sein NUMA-Team sich immer mehr als Fische auf dem Trockenen. Verfolgt von den mörderischen Feinden, müssen sie sich durch einen tödlichen Dschungel aus Verrat, Erpressung und Mord ihren eigenen Weg zur Enthüllung der Geheimnisse um die weiße Göttin bahnen.
Category: Fiction

Knowledge Review

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ISBN : NYPL:33433088814045
Genre : Water
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Category: Water