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About this book
About this book
Water is one of the most essential elements for the survival of living beings. With the increase in demand and decreasing quality and quantity, water has become one of the major issues and problems in the world today. It is unevenly distributed geographically and temporally, resulting in surpluses for some people and a threat for others.
This book covers topics on scientific aspects, governance, and best management practices. The book shows that good governance, policies for effective conservation and public participation are important for water use. There are a lot of examples of best management practices all over the world - for effective and efficient use of water, community-based programs in North America, Asia and Africa. The book provides two case studies.
Introduction; * General Overview: V.I. Grover; * Water and Food Insecurity in Developing Countries: Major Challenges for the 21st Century: Patrick Webb; Fresh Water - Ground Water, Surface Water; * Freshwater A Scarce Resource: Its Global Utilization and Sustainable Work Practices in Melbourne, Australia: S.U. Hussainy and S. Kumar; * State of Water Quality and its Management in India: R.C. Trivedi; * Status of Freshwater in Sri Lanka: From a Precious Resource to a Commodity Wasted and Mismanaged: S. Wijeyekoon; * Strategic Impact Assessment and Root Causes of Pollution in a Transboundary Drainage Basin in Brazil: M. Marques et al.; * Water regulation through Two Transitions: The Case of Hungary: C.M. Briggs; * Liquid Waste Management Practices and the Efficient Reuse Strategies with Reference to Melbourne Australia: S.U. Hussainy and S. Kumar; * Drinking Water Contaminants and Human Health: L. Bhardwaj; * Projections of Climate Change on Precipitation Intensities, and Implications to Urban Infrastructure: E.A. McBean; * Climate Change, Water and Poverty in the Morogoro Region, Tanzania: J. Paavola. Governance, Institutions, Laws and Policies; * Water Governance and Water Economics: V.I. Grover; * Water basin regimes in Europe and institutional conditions for their sustainability: H. Bressers and S. Kuks; * Public participation in Water Management: D. Huitema and M. van de Kerkhof; * Intergovernmental Challenges of Watershed Management: Strategies for Improving Watershed Governance: M.T. Imperial; * Sustainability and Freshwater in the Western United States: S.K. Davis; * Governance in Abundance and Scarcity: The Development of Water Rights in the Great Lakes and Murray-Darling Basins: B. Heinmiller; * GAPs in the Dialogue of Governance: Conflicting Ideologies of Development in Turkey: A. Pool and V.I. Grover; * Integrated Water Resources Management: A Catalyst for Regional Cooperation?:F.F. Daibes; * Water Scarcity and Water Wars in the Middle East?: A. Kubursi; Best Practices Management; * Community Based Watersheds: A Novel Approach to Sustainable Freshwater Management: Ritu Bharadwaj et al.; * Freshwater Management in Industrialized Urban Areas: The Role of Water Conservation: Y.-D. Wang et al.; Human Rights; * Introduction to Human Rights Section: V.I. Grover; * Water: A Human Right: N. Rosemann; * Financing the Human Right to Water as Millennium Development Goal: N. Rosemann.