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A History of Water: Water, Geopolitics and the New World Order

By: Terje Tvedt(Editor), Graham Chapman(Editor), Roar Hagen(Editor)

484 pages, 70 b/w illustrations

IB Tauris

Hardback | Oct 2010 | #218540 | ISBN-13: 9781848853515
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As the world's population continues to grow apace and an increasing number of countries aspire to a twenty-first century lifestyle so the question of access to water resources becomes ever more critical. This timely volume shows how the struggle to control water is an issue of growing geopolitical importance. Drawing on a wealth of examples, and revealing how current problems are not necessarily new as often suggested, the international contributors provide a deeper theroetical analysis of the issues, enabling a clearer understanding to be obtained of how experience in one region can properly be related to that of other regions.

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Terje Tvedt is Professo of Geography at the University of Bergen and Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo. He is the author of The River Nile in the Age of the British and has co-directed and written two successful television documentaries on water.

Professor Graham Chapman is Honorary Professor at the Lancaster Environment Centre, University of Lancaster. He is the author of Water and the Quest for Sustainable Development in the Ganges Valley (1994) and The Geopolitics of South Asia: From Early Empires to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (London, 2000).

Roar Hagen is Professor in Sociology at the University of Tromso, Norway.

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