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Water Trading and Global Water Scarcity: International Experiences

Water Trading and Global Water Scarcity: International Experiences

1st Edition

Josefina Maestu
October 12, 2017

Water scarcity is an increasing problem in many parts of the world, yet conventional supply-side economics and management are insufficient to deal with it. In this book the role of water trading as an instrument of integrated water resources management is explored in depth. It is also shown to be...

Water Diplomacy: A Negotiated Approach to Managing Complex Water Networks

Water Diplomacy: A Negotiated Approach to Managing Complex Water Networks

1st Edition

Shafiqul Islam, Lawrence E. Susskind
June 20, 2012

Water is the resource that will determine the wealth, welfare, and stability of many countries in the twenty-first century. This book offers a new approach to managing water that will overcome the conflicts that emerge when the interactions among natural, societal, and political forces are...

Water Policy in New Mexico: Addressing the Challenge of an Uncertain Future

Water Policy in New Mexico: Addressing the Challenge of an Uncertain Future

1st Edition

David Brookshire, Hoshin Gupta, Olen Paul Matthews
October 20, 2011

This book addresses water management issues in the State of New Mexico. It focuses on our current understanding of the natural world, capabilities in numerical modeling, existing and evolving regulatory frameworks, and specific issues such as water quality, endangered species and the evolution of...

Water Policy, Tourism, and Recreation: Lessons from Australia

Water Policy, Tourism, and Recreation: Lessons from Australia

1st Edition

Lin Crase, Suzanne O'Keefe
July 15, 2011

This book explores the complicated interrelationships between freshwater resources and tourism and recreation. The focus is on Australia, but comparisons with the experience of other countries are also made throughout. Yet Australia has been at the forefront of conflicts over drought and water use,...

Water Policy in Minnesota: Issues, Incentives, and Action

Water Policy in Minnesota: Issues, Incentives, and Action

1st Edition

K. William Easter, Jim Perry
June 22, 2011

Minnesota has a unique role in U.S. water policy. Hydrologically, it is a state with more than 12,000 lakes, an inland sea, and the headwaters of three major river systems: the St Lawrence, the Red River of the North, and the Mississippi. Institutionally, Minnesota is also unique. All U.S. states...

Adaptation and Resilience: The Economics of Climate, Water, and Energy Challenges in the American Southwest

Adaptation and Resilience: The Economics of Climate, Water, and Energy Challenges in the American Southwest

1st Edition

Bonnie G. Colby, George B. Frisvold
February 18, 2011

In America's arid southwest, climate change will occur in the context of already-keen competition for water for agriculture, urban growth, electricity generation, water-based recreation, and environmental protections. This book explores the challenges that climate change and variability pose for...

Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity

Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity

1st Edition

Ronald C. Griffin
October 22, 2010

As a water-scarce state with deep cultural attachments to private property rights, Texas has taken a unique evolutionary path with regard to water management. This new resource surveys past and current challenges for managing both groundwater and surface water, telling a comprehensive story about...

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