THE BUSINESS OF WATER AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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The Business Of Water And Sustainable Development

Author : Jonathan Chenoweth
ISBN : UOM:39015062462430
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Business of Water and Sustainable Development aims to illustrate the range of approaches that will be necessary if the percentage of the global population having access to adequate and safe water and sanitation is to be increased in line with the brave assertions from the Johannesburg Summit. Some of the approaches will be large-scale 'Western-style' improvements involving the creation of new business models, their effectiveness assessed by traditional approaches of fiscal and social analysis. Such schemes may be instigated and partly funded by governments, but are increasingly turning to the private sector for money and expertise. In contrast, many smaller communities would be better served by following another path to improved water supply and sanitation. Because of their size, location or traditions they may achieve better results through the adoption of local small-scale solutions.
Category: Business & Economics

Water And Cities In Latin America

Author : Ismael Aguilar-Barajas
ISBN : 9781317906889
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Approximately 80 per cent of the population of Latin America is concentrated in urban centres. Pressure on water resources and water management in cities therefore provide major challenges. Despite the importance of the issues, there has been little systematic coverage of the topic in book form. This work fills a gap in the literature by providing both thematic overviews and case study chapters. It reviews key aspects of why water matters in cities and presents case studies on topics such as groundwater management, green growth and water services, inequalities in water supply, the financing of water services and flood management. Detailed examples are described from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, and there is also a chapter comparing lessons which might be learnt from US cities. Contributing authors are drawn from both within and outside the region, including from the Inter-American Development Bank, OECD and World Bank to set the issues in a global context.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Water Security Climate Change And Sustainable Development

Author : Asit K. Biswas
ISBN : 9789812879769
Genre : Science
File Size : 27.11 MB
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This book pursues a comprehensive approach so as to arrive at a better understanding of the implications of climate change on sustainable development, focusing on the perspective of water. Climate change is one of today’s most pressing global issues and will become increasingly important in the decades to come, as societies will feel its pervasive impacts in many aspects of their lives. Given that the majority of these climate change impacts will be felt through the medium of water, the book explores the interrelationships and inter-linkages between water, climate change and sustainable development.
Category: Science

The Zambezi River Basin

Author : Jonathan Lautze
ISBN : 1138240907
Genre : Sustainable development
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The Zambezi river is the fourth longest in Africa, crossing or bordering Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The river basin is widely recognised as one of the most important basins in southern Africa and is the focus of contested development, including water for hydropower and for agriculture and the environment. This book assesses Zambezi basin issues from an impartial perspective, in order to identify critical issues and propose constructive ways forward. The book first reviews the availability and use of water resources in the basin, outlines the basin�s economic potential and highlights key concerns related to climate vulnerability and risk. Focus is then devoted to hydropower and the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus, sustainable agricultural water management, and threats and opportunities related to provision of ecosystem services. The impact of urbanisation and water quality is also examined, as well as ways to enhance transboundary water cooperation. Last, the book assesses the level of water security in the basin, and provides suggestions for achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Throughout, emphasis is placed on entry points for basin-level management to foster improved paths forward.
Category: Sustainable development

The Singapore Water Story

Author : Cecilia Tortajada
ISBN : 9780415657822
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"This book describes the journey of Singapore's development and the fundamental role that water has had in shaping it. What makes this case so unique is that the quest for self-sufficiency in terms of water availability in a fast-changing urban context has been crucial to the way development policies and agendas have been planned throughout the years"--
Category: Technology & Engineering

Water Governance For Sustainable Development

Author : Sylvain Perret
ISBN : 184407319X
Genre : Social Science
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The concept of ‘functional foods’ – foods that promote human health beyond basic nutrition – has caught the imagination of the global food industry. All the major household-name food companies are developing and marketing functional foods and ingredients
Category: Social Science

Water For Sustainable Development In The Twenty First Century

Author : Asit K. Biswas
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006046721
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 38.19 MB
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As the world population increasingly realizes that water can no longer be considered a cheap and inexhaustible resource, water quality management has moved to the forefront of environmental concerns. This book analyses the complex task of water management for sustainable development in the twenty-first century--a task that will grow all the more urgent as the global population continues its explosive growth, requiring more water for domestic and industrial use, agricultural production, and hydropower generation. Topics include water and African development, biomass strategy for watershed development, economics of irrigation water allocation under uncertain conditions, groundwater quality management, among many others. With contributions from leading authorities across a wide range of perspectives, this book will be essential reading for all students and professionals concerned with water resources planning and management.
Category: Business & Economics

Sustainable Development

Author : M. K. Ghosh Roy
ISBN : 1439888256
Genre : Nature
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The over-exploitation of the Earth’s resources has brought about an unsustainable situation where biodiversity and ecological balance are under dire threat. But the most immediate concern is global warming, caused by high anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Global warming is upsetting the climate pattern. Climate change is threatening the Earth with severe drought and floods, storms, and cyclones; rising sea levels from the general warming of sea water and melting of glacial and Arctic ice; inundation of low coastal areas by the rising sea; disruption in the agricultural crop pattern; and serious problems with regard to availability of fresh water. With the prescience of all these serious challenges facing the earth, the book attempts to engage the learned, researchers, graduate students, and social activists and work for the mitigation of and adaptation with global warming and climate change.
Category: Nature

Water Policy For Sustainable Development

Author : Dave Feldman
ISBN : 9781421403083
Genre : Nature
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Feldman's comprehensive investigation and practical analysis bring new insight into the global and political challenges of preserving and managing one of the planet's most important resources.
Category: Nature