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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 16 results in Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance
  1. 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

  2. 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 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 6th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 19th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 1st 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins

    Defining the Limits

    Edited by Myles J. Fisher, Simon E. Cook

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Conventional wisdom says that the world is heading for a major water crisis. By 2050, global population will increase from 7 billion to a staggering 9.5 billion and the demands this will place on food and water systems will inevitably push river basins over the edge. The findings from this book...

    Published February 1st 2012 by Routledge