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  1. Water Management and Climate Change

    Dealing with Uncertainties

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas, Avinash Tyagi

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    To plan successfully and manage the increased uncertainties posed by likely future climate change, knowledge needs to advance much more for the water profession beyond what it is now available. Meeting these challenges does not depend exclusively on advances in climatological-hydrologic models....

    To Be Published October 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Private Sector and Water Pricing in Efficient Urban Water Management

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Francisco González-Gómez, Asit K. Biswas, Miguel A. García-Rubio

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    This book focuses on participation of the public and private sectors in urban water management and on the role of water pricing. It discusses in-depth topics such as public choices of urban water service management; dynamics of privatization and regulation of water services; adoption of water...

    To Be Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Water Quality Management

    Present Situations, Challenges and Future Perspectives

    Edited by Asit K. Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada, Rafael Izquierdo

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    The global attention in recent years has focused primarily on water quantity and allocation issues. Water quality has received significantly less attention than water quantity. Commendable progress has been made by the developed world to control point sources of pollution, but commensurate progress...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Singapore Water Story

    Sustainable Development in an Urban City-State

    By Cecilia Tortajada, Yugal Kishore Joshi, Asit K. Biswas

    Singapore´s journey during the past 45 years is an outstanding example that, in spite of multiple hardships, pragmatic policies, clear visions, long-term planning, forward-looking strategies and political will, as well as a relentless urge to improve, can result in strong foundations for...

    Published April 1st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Integrated Water Resources Management in Latin America

    Edited by Asit K. Biswas, Benedito P.F. Braga, Cecilia Tortajada, Marco Palermo

    It is now widely accepted that the world is likely to face a major water crisis unless the present management practices are improved very significantly. Promoted extensively by donors and international institutions over the past 15 years, integrated water resources management (IWRM) has been...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Managing Transboundary Waters of Latin America

    Edited by Asit K. Biswas

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Definitive analyses of transboundary water management in Latin America are conspicuous by their absence. The situation is a little better for rivers compared to groundwater resources. Transboundary water management in Latin America has been evolving in a somewhat different manner compared to other...

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Asian Perspectives on Water Policy

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Asian countries are not homogenous. They are in different stages of social and economic development, with cultural conditions and institutional and legal frameworks varying from one country to another. Therefore, how water can be successfully managed differs from one country to another. The book...

    Published February 6th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Improving Water Policy and Governance

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas

    Old forms of governance in both public and private sectors are becoming increasingly irrelevant because of rapidly changing conditions. Because of these changes, both governance processes and the scope of the institutions through which power is exercised throughout society may have to undergo a...

    Published September 14th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Water Management in Megacities

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Olli Varis, Asit K. Biswas, Jan Lundqvist

    Efficient and equitable water, wastewater and stormwater management for the megacities is becoming an increasingly complex task. The special issue will focus on water management in its totality for megacities, including their technical, social, economic, legal, institutional and environmental...

    Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Water as a Human Right for the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Asit K. Biswas, Eglal Rached, Cecilia Tortajada

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation is essential for human survival and for maintenance of a decent quality of life. Currently, more than a billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and more than two billion people lack proper sanitation. In 1992, the United...

    Published April 28th 2008 by Routledge

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