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Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

Edited by Cecilia Tortajada (IJWRD), James Nickum (WI)

Most of the world’s water problems, and their solutions, are directly related to policies and governance, both specific to water and in general. Two of the world’s leading journals in this area, the International Journal of Water Resources Development (sponsored by the Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico) and Water International (the official journal of the International Water Resources Association), contribute to this special issues series, aimed at disseminating new knowledge on the policy and governance of water resources to a very broad and diverse readership all over the world. The series should be of direct interest to all policy makers, professionals and lay readers concerned with obtaining the latest perspectives on addressing the world’s many water issues.

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1-10 of 18 results in Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance
  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....

    Published September 1st 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...

    Published August 1st 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Future of Public Water Governance

    Has Water Privatization Peaked?

    Edited by Christopher A. Scott, Bernard de Gouvello

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    The privatization of water supply and wastewater systems, together with institutional restructuring of governance – through decentralization and the penetration of global firms in local and regional markets – have been promoted as solutions to increase economic efficiency and achieve universal...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Restoring Communities Resettled After Dam Construction in Asia

    Edited by Mikiyasu Nakayama, Ryo Fujikura

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    The rapid economic expansion and population growth of developing countries in Asia has led to increasing demands for water and energy. To meet these demands, large dam development projects have been completed, which has inevitably caused involuntary resettlement. In order to support these projects,...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Water Resources and Decision-Making Systems

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Kevin Parris

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Water data and information are essential to support efforts to understand, manage, allocate, utilize and protect water resources. The linkages between Water Information Systems and needs of decision makers are complex, but can be encapsulated in a Driving Force (Policy Needs) – Monitoring – Data...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Water and Security in Central Asia

    Solving a Rubik's Cube

    Edited by Virpi Stucki, Kai Wegerich, Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman, Olli Varis

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Examining the water, development and security linkages in Central Asia can feel a bit like solving a Rubik’s cube. The Rubik’s cube starts to usually find structure and the different pieces find their places when its solver adopts a systematic approach. Still, solving the whole cube takes time and...

    Published July 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Water Policy and Management in Spain

    Edited by Francisco González-Gómez, Miguel A. García-Rubio, Jorge Guardiola

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Spain is facing an increasingly difficult situation in terms of water stress. This is an issue that is due mostly to poor management practices in all sectors. Large amounts of water have been used for agricultural purposes at very low prices for too long; there is an uncontrolled use of...

    Published July 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Water Quality Policy and Management in Asia

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Asia's 48 countries have an estimated 1.757 billion urban population and 2.4 billion people in rural areas (or approximately 60 per cent of the global population). Divided into central, eastern, southern, south-eastern and western regions, the continent is also extremely heterogeneous in terms of...

    Published March 26th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Water for Food Security: Challenges for Pakistan
    Edited by Claudia Ringler, Arif Anwar
    To Be Published September 22nd 2014
  2. Water Management and Climate Change: Dealing with Uncertainties
    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas, Avinash Tyagi
    To Be Published October 7th 2014
  3. Water Quality Policy and Management in Asia
    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada
    To Be Published January 27th 2015
  4. Revisiting Integrated Water Resources Management: From concept to implementation
    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada
    To Be Published February 1st 2015

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