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Water Resources and Economic Development

Series: Management of Water Resources Volume: 3

Edited By: R Maria Saleth

544 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Jan 2002 | #126905 | ISBN: 1840645016
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Including work by some of the world's leading economists, engineers, ecologists and social scientists, "Water Resources and Economic Development" is a unique collection due to its global perspectives and specific focus upon the recent experiences of the developing regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America. It explores important topics such as basin and regional development, irrigation and agricultural development, water supply, sanitation and health, legal and institutional issues, water pricing and water markets, and policy trends and emerging issues. This volume should be a valuable source for students, researchers and policymakers and also for those who would like to be more informed in this key area of development studies.


Part 1 General: forward to the future - a conceptual framework for water dependence, Malin Falkenmark; water in the 21st century, Peter H. Gleick; water policy for sustainable development, Maynard M. Hufschmidt; water crisis in the developing world -misconceptions about solutions, Harald D. Frederiksen. Part 2 Basin and regional development: recent experiences with river basin development in the tropics and subtropics, Thayer Scudder; the productivity of African floodplains, Marcel Marchand; water resource management and regional development - a potential nexus in north west NSW?, Roger Epps and Tony Sorensen; river basin development as a regional planning strategy - the case of the Cross River, Nigeria, Maurice O. Ebong; fossil groundwater as a basis for arid zone development? an economic inquiry, Yacov Tsur et al; implications of Ethiopian water development for Egypt and Sudan, Giorgio Guariso and Dale Whittington; water on fire - gains from electricity trade, Nils-Hendrik M. von der Fehr and Lise Sandsbraten; critical environmental costs of the Paraguay-Parana waterway project in South America, Enrique H. Bucher and Paul C. Huszar. Part 3 Irrigation and agricultural development: irrigation before development - indigenous and induced change in agricultural water management in East Africa, William M. Adams and David M. Anderson; adapting to dams - agrarian change downstream of the Tiga Dam, northern Nigeria, David H.L. Thomas and William M. Adams; innovations in irrigation management and development in Hunan province - financial autonomy, water wholesaling, turnover to farmers, mass movement labour, Mark Svendsen and Liu Changming; Asian food production in the 1990s - irrigation investment and management policy, Mark W. Rosegrant and Mark Svendsen; irrigation-induced indirect employment during eighth plan - an estimation procedure with tentative estimates, R. Maria Saleth. Part 4 Water supply, sanitation and health: urban water supply and sanitation in developing countries, Yok-shiu F. Lee; the demand for water in rural areas - determinants and policy implications, World Bank water demand research team; financing water supply and sanitation under agenda 21, John Briscoe and Harvey A. Garn; water and human health, Peter H. Gleick. Part 5 Legal and institutional issues: water law and private decision-making - a critique, J.W. Milliman; legal and political conditions of water resource development, Vincent Ostrom and Elinor Ostrom; institutions in water resource management - insights from new institutional economics, I.D. Carruthers and J.A. Morrison; the ecological basis of irrigation institutions - east and south Asia, Robert Wade; inefficiencies in water project design and operation in the Third World - an economic perspective, Charles W. Howe and John A. Dixon; economic failure plagues developing countries' irrigation -an assurance problem, K. William Easter. Part 6 water pricing and water markets: policy implications from water pricing experie

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