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The Politics of Water

A Survey

Edited by Kai Wegerich, Jeroen Warner

Routledge – 2011 – 400 pages

Series: Europa Politics of ... series

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Description

This authoritative reference work gives timely information on the global politics of water. Readers will find case studies on a variety of complex water situations, from the Okavango River that flows through Angola, Namibia and Botswana, to the 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. Politics of Water is a welcome addition to Routledge’s extensive The Politics of … reference series.

Readers will benefit from:

  • essays on major topics in water politics from a variety of contributors (thirteen in all), including Is water politics? Towards international water relations and The politics of water and mining in South Africa
  • sensitive 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
  • information on selected major river basins of the world, including maps detailing water consumption and resources.

The Politics of Water is a useful guide to the politics surrounding the availability and provision of water on a world-wide scale. It will prove to be a useful reference source for anyone interested in, or studying, the politics of water and climate change.

Reviews

‘Anyone involved in water politics, theoretically or practically, will gain much from this book. There is a lot here setting out a better framework for the study and practice of the politics of water.’ - John Goodier, Reference Reviews

Contents

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

 

 

 

 

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Description: Edited by Kai Wegerich, Jeroen Warner. This authoritative reference work gives timely information on the global politics of water. Readers will find case studies on a variety of complex water situations, from the Okavango River that flows through Angola, Namibia and Botswana, to the...
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