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Rethinking Water Management: Innovative Approaches to Contemporary Issues

Edited By: Caroline Figuères, Johan Rockström and Cecilia Tortajada

242 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #137667 | ISBN: 1853839949
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #137671 | ISBN: 185383999X
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Realization is growing that new approaches to water management are desperately needed. Due to increased pollution, population growth, urbanization, economic growth, and poor management practices, the proportion of the world's population facing acute water shortages could rise to 50% within a generation. Contributors explain what can be achieved in conservation, distribution and quality.

Presents case studies and discusses relevant issues of environmental, economic and social reforms in developing and developed nations. SciTech Book News


Introduction; new development paradigms for the water sector; global and local agendas; economic globalization - water and equity; managing rain for the future; recycling and reuse; rethinking groundwater management; water rights and their management; the future of transboundary water management; development potential in a basin-wide approach; pumping money in the water sector; the way forward.

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Caroline Figueres and Johan Rockstrom are based at UNESCO-IHE Water Education Institute. Cecilia Tortajada is Vice-President of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico

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