Toward a Sustainable Water Future Book

Toward a Sustainable Water Future


  • Author : Environmental and Water Resources Institute (U.S.). Emerging and Innovative Technology Committee
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 0784412073
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 14,8 Mb

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This report contains essays by more than 50 experts in environmental and water resource issues who describe their visions of the field in 2050 and the steps necessary to make those visions a reality.

Toward a Sustainable and Secure Water Future Book

Toward a Sustainable and Secure Water Future


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309139151
  • Total Read : 61
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb

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Toward a Sustainable and Secure Water Future Summary:

Water is our most fundamental natural resource, a resource that is limited. Challenges to our nation's water resources continue to grow, driven by population growth, ecological needs, climate change, and other pressures. The nation needs more and improved water science and information to meet these challenges. Toward a Sustainable and Secure Water Future reviews the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Resource Discipline (WRD), one of the nation's foremost water science organizations. This book provides constructive advice to help the WRD meet the nation's water needs over the coming decades. Of interest primarily to the leadership of the USGS WRD, many findings and recommendations also target the USGS leadership and the Department of Interior (DOI), because their support is necessary for the WRD to respond to the water needs of the nation.

Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Book

Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security


  • Author : Binaya Kumar Mishra
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-08-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030531102
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb

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This book presents solutions to address water security in rapidly urbanizing cities, and explores the new paradigms of water security in changing contexts. Highlighting the latest developments in water research, changes in water policy, and current discourses on water security, the book also provides information and tools for local stakeholders, water managers, and policymakers to build the capacity for sustainable water governance. The book discusses a wide range of sustainable solutions and their implementation to ensure that the balance between water supply and demand remains sustainable in the long term, with a focus on local solutions to build capacity and developing policy awareness for a wide range of stakeholders. As the concept of urban water security in changing contexts is open to multiple interpretations, the authors set out various approaches. Providing an overview of the changing perspectives of urban water security in different contexts, the book is based on findings of the Asia-Pacific Network water security project at the United Nations University, Tokyo, as well as the authors' current research-based at Pokhara University, Nepal, Hosei University, Tokyo, Institute for the Global Environmental Strategies, Japan and the Australian National University, Australia. The book also includes the views of international authorities (such as water experts) on the subject. The solutions are complemented by analysis of case studies of various localized sustainable solutions at different scales. The book is a valuable resource for water professionals and policymakers around the globe, academics, teachers working in water-related areas, NGOs, think thanks, water research institutes, donor organizations, and international and local water utility services.

Water security and the sustainable development goals Book

Water security and the sustainable development goals


  • Author : Centre international pour la sécurité et la gestion durable de l'eau
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9789231003233
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb

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Handbook on Water Security Book

Handbook on Water Security


  • Author : Claudia Pahl-Wostl
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-01-29
  • Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782548010
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 6,8 Mb

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Water security has received increasing attention in the scientific and public policy communities in recent years. The Handbook on Water Security is a much-needed resource that helps the reader navigate between the differing interpretations of water security. It explains the various dimensions of the topic by approaching it both conceptually and thematically, as well as in relation to experiences in different regions of the world. The international contributors explore the various perspectives on water security to show that it has multiple meanings that cannot easily be reconciled. Topics discussed include: challenges from human security to consumerism, how trade policies can help to achieve water security in a transboundary setting, the potential of risk-based governance arrangements and the ecology of water security. Scholars and postgraduate students in the social sciences working on water-related issues will find this book to be of substantial interest. It will strongly appeal to policymakers and practitioners looking at the strengths and limitations of water security.

Water Governance in the Face of Global Change Book

Water Governance in the Face of Global Change


  • Author : Claudia Pahl-Wostl
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-04
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319218557
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb

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This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of multi-level water governance, developing a conceptual and analytical framework that captures the complexity of real water governance systems while also introducing different approaches to comparative analysis. Applications illustrate how the ostensibly conflicting goals of deriving general principles and of taking context-specific factors into account can be reconciled. Specific emphasis is given to governance reform, adaptive and transformative capacity and multi-level societal learning. The sustainable management of global water resources is one of the most pressing environmental challenges of the 21st century. Many problems and barriers to improvement can be attributed to failures in governance rather than the resource base itself. At the same time our understanding of complex water governance systems largely remains limited and fragmented. The book offers an invaluable resource for all researchers working on water governance topics and for practitioners dealing with water governance challenges alike.

Water Resources  Sustainable Livelihoods  and Eco system Services Book

Water Resources Sustainable Livelihoods and Eco system Services


  • Author : Indian Society for Ecological Economics. Conference
  • Publisher : Concept Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: India
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 8180690598
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 8,8 Mb

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Water Resources Sustainable Livelihoods and Eco system Services Summary:

Papers In The Volume Address Issues Relating To Water Resources Sustainable Livelihoods And Eco-System Sciences In India-Emerging Problems Of Urban And Industrial Pollution, Analyse Institution Of Water Management And Aquatic Eco-System. Also Point Out Future Challenges And Directions For Policy Makers.

Towards Water Secure Societies Book

Towards Water Secure Societies


  • Author : Lars Ribbe
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-09-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030506537
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 10,9 Mb

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This book describes the water security challenges with focus on water scarcity and quality in our rapidly changing world. Achieving water security is essential to promoting economic and social development, as well as resource sustainability and ecosystem integrity. Questions of water security are central to recent global agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The thematic areas discussed here support the SDGs, with special attention to Goal 6 (“Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation”). The book is a collection of studies from engineering, social and environmental disciplines and aims at giving a balanced overview of the current , complex discourse on water scarcity and quality. It offers a source of inspiration and information for researchers, policymakers, planners, and practitioners concerning the further development of concepts, approaches, and methodologies for promoting water secure societies.