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Water Resources and Development

Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

By: Clive Agnew and Philip Woodhouse

343 pages, 2 b/w photos, 68 b/w illustrations, 59 tables


Paperback | Dec 2011 | #187590 | ISBN-13: 9780415451390
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Hardback | Oct 2010 | #187588 | ISBN-13: 9780415451376
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This volume explores water management strategies through scientific, social and political perspectives, and uses case studies to exemplify four key development challenges: economic growth, poverty reduction, competition and conflict over water, and adaptation to climate change.

In this meticulous volume Agnew and water scarcity issues and analyze the links between water resources and development in wealthy societies and developing countries.--B. F. Hope, California State University, Chico, Recommended Review, CHOICE


Chapter 1. Water Management Best Practice in the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 2. Economic Growth, Environmental Limits and Increasing Water Demand
Chapter 3. Climate Change and Fresh Water Resources
Chapter 4. Water Resources in Colonial and Post-Independence Agricultural Development
Chapter 5. Water Supply
Chapter 6. Water Demand
Chapter 7. Catchments and Conflicts
Chapter 8. Water Management


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Clive Agnew is a Professor at the School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester. He is a physical geographer working on problems of environmental degradation and water management and has worked on the management of water scarcity across Africa and the Middle East.

Philip Woodhouse is Senior Lecturer in Environment and Rural Development at the University of Manchester. He is trained as an agricultural scientist and has worked for more than thirty years on land and water management in developing countries.

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