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Book The politics of water : a survey / editors, Kai Wegerich and Jeroen Warner.
Associated Name: Wegerich, Kai. (Utgivare, redaktör, sammanställare)
Associated Name: Warner, Jeroen. (Utgivare, redaktör, sammanställare)
Publication year: 2010.
Call Number HD1691 .P65 2010
Media class: Book
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: London :New York : Routledge
ISBN: 9781857433395 1857433394 9780203849187 0203849183
"In these times of growing interest in climate change, with its potential to affect supplies of one of the world's major natural resources, this volume aims to provide an extensive overview of the politics of water. Chapters offer an overview of various topics in the field, while the thorough glossary section contains a wealth of explanations to, and information on, water issues, terms, law and organizations. A section dedicated to the world's major river basins further informs on issues affecting water supply and use, and maps and statistics offer graphic and cartographic representations for reference."--P. 4 of cover.
Extent: xviii, 393 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Total number of loans: 3
Loans this year: 0
Number of reservations: 0
This authoritative reference work gives timely information on global politics of water. Readers will find case studies on a variety of complex water situations, from Okavango River that flows through Angola, Namibia and Botswana, to Euphrates-Tigris of the Upper Persian Gulf. With the current threat of climate change and increasing demand on water resources, the book gives valuable insight into an increasingly politicized topic. Readers will benefit from essays on major topics in water politics from thirteen contributors and senitive debate on gender issues, reflecting the fact that in many cultures men are responsible for the supply of water, and women as cultivators and house keepers are the major users. An A-Z glossary of key terms, issues, organizations, etc. in water politics is provided. There is information on selected major river basins of the world, including maps detailing water consumption and resources. This book is a useful guide to the politics surrounding availability and provision of water on a world-wide scale.
Essays : Is water politics? Towards international water relations / / Jeroen Warner and Kai Wegerich -- The politics of sharing water : international law, sovereignty and transboundary rivers and aquifers / Stephen C. McCaffrey and Kate J. Neville -- The multi-level governance of water and state-building processes : a longue durée perspective / Jeremy Allouche -- Hydrosolidarity as water security in the Okavango River Basin / Pål Arne Davidsen -- Transboundary water interaction : reconsidering conflict and co-operation / Mark Zeitoun and Naho Mirumachi -- Hydro-hegemonic politics : a crossroads on the Euphrates-Tigris? / Jeroen Warner -- The politics of water and mining in South Africa / Anthony Turton -- Water rights politics / Rutgerd Boelens -- The politics of gender in water and the gender of water politics / Margreet Z. Zwarteveen -- Rural poverty reduction : what's irrigation got to do with it? / Kai Wegerich -- A-Z glossary / Jens Treffner, Vincent Mioc and Kai Wegerich -- International river basins / Jens Treffner, Vincent Mioc and Kai Wegerich : Aral Sea (Amu Darya and Syr Darya) -- Colorado-Rio Grande-Tijuana -- Danube -- Euphrates-Tigris --Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna basins -- Indus -- Jordan basin -- La Plata -- Mekong -- Murray-Darling -- Nile basin -- Okavango -- Rhine.