Environment and Sustainability

New and Key Titles 2014


Contacts

Marketing Inquiries
  1. Samantha Freeman
    Marketing Executive - Sustainability and Natural Resources

  2. Francesca Galbo
    Associate Marketing Manager - Energy, Climate Change, Environmental policy and Sustainable Built Environment

Editorial Inquiries
  1. Khanam Virjee
    Commissioning Editor, Development Studies and Sustainability

  2. Louisa Earls
    Commissioning Editor, Climate Change and Environmental Policy

  3. Tim Hardwick
    Senior Commissioning Editor, Natural Resources

Other Inquiries

Water and Oceans

  1. Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management

    Capacity, Equity and Sustainability

    Edited by Dominic Stucker, Elena Lopez-Gunn

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    The impacts of human-induced climate change are largely mediated by water, such as alterations in precipitation and glacial melt patterns, variations in river flow, increased occurrence of droughts and floods, and sea level rise in densely populated coastal areas. Such phenomena impact both urban...

    To Be Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Water Resources

    An Integrated Approach

    Edited by Joseph Holden

    The world faces huge challenges for water as population continues to grow, as emerging economies develop and as climate change alters the global and local water cycle. There are major questions to be answered about how we supply water in a sustainable and safe manner to fulfil our needs, while at...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Water Sustainability

    A Global Perspective

    By J.A.A. Jones

    Using the latest mapping techniques, J.A.A. Jones, Chair of the IGU Commission for Water Sustainability, examines water availability, the impact of climate change and the problems created for water management worldwide as well as possible solutions.Water Sustainability: A Global Perspective is one...

    Published December 31st 2010 by Routledge

  4. Catchment and River Basin Management

    Integrating Science and Governance

    Edited by Laurence Smith, Keith Porter, Kevin M. Hiscock, Mary Jane Porter, David Benson

    The central focus of this volume is a critical comparative analysis of the key drivers for water resource management and the provision of clean water – governance systems and institutional and legal arrangements. Catchment and river basin management crucially depend on these drivers. The...

    To Be Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Contesting Hidden Waters

    Conflict Resolution for Groundwater and Aquifers

    By W. Todd Jarvis

    Series: Earthscan Water Text

    The world increasingly relies on groundwater resources for drinking water and the provision of food for a growing population. The utilization of aquifer systems also extends beyond freshwater supply to include other resources such as heat extraction and the storage and disposal of substances. ...

    Published June 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Determining the Economic Value of Water

    Concepts and Methods, 2nd Edition

    By Robert A. Young, John B. Loomis

    Water provides benefits as a commodity for agriculture, industry, and households, and as a public good such as fisheries habitat, water quality and recreational use. To aid in cost-benefit analysis under conditions where market determined price signals are usually unavailable, economists have...

    Published July 16th 2014 by RFF Press

  7. Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation

    Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications

    Edited by Essam Yassin Mohammed

    Marine and coastal resources provide millions of people with their livelihoods, such as fishing and tourism, and a range of critical additional ‘ecosystem services’, from biodiversity and culture to carbon storage and flood protection. Yet across the world, these resources are...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Governing Marine Protected Areas

    Resilience through Diversity

    By Peter J.S. Jones

    Series: Earthscan Oceans

    In this innovative volume, the author addresses some important challenges related to the effective and equitable governance of marine protected areas (MPAs). These challenges are explored through a study of 20 MPA case studies from around the world. A novel governance analysis framework...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Governing Transboundary Waters

    Canada, the United States and Indigenous Communities

    By Emma S. Norman

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    With almost the entire world’s water basins crossing political borders of some kind, understanding how to cooperate with one’s neighbor is of global relevance. For Indigenous communities, whose traditional homelands may predate and challenge the current borders, and whose relationship to water...

    To Be Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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

  11. Economics of the Oceans

    Rights, Rents and Resources

    By Paul Hallwood

    It is an unfortunate truth that our oceans offer valuable resources that are too often used unsustainably. Time and again this is due to the failure of international law to provide a framework for adequate governance. Economics of the Oceans examines this issue and provides a comprehensive study of...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  12. Routledge Handbook of National and Regional Ocean Policies

    Edited by Biliana Cicin-Sain, David L. VanderZwaag, Miriam C. Balgos

    This comprehensive handbook, prepared by leading ocean policy academics and practitioners from around the world, presents in-depth analyses of the experiences of 16 developed and developing nations and four key regions of the world that have taken concrete steps toward cross-cutting and...

    To Be Published February 14th 2015 by Routledge

  13. Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management

    Edited by Hance D. Smith, Juan Luis Suarez de Vivero, Tundi S. Agardy

    This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of ocean resources and management by focusing on critical issues relating to human development and the marine environment, their interrelationships as expressed through the uses of the sea as a resource, and the regional expression of these...

    To Be Published March 30th 2015 by Routledge

  14. Routledge Handbook of Water Economics and Institutions

    Edited by Kimberly Burnett, Richard Howitt, James A. Roumasset, Christopher A. Wada

    Growing scarcity of freshwater worldwide brings to light the need for sound water resource modeling and policy analysis. While a solid foundation has been established for many specific water management problems, combining those methods and principles in a unified framework remains an ongoing...

    To Be Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  15. Hydropower Development in the Mekong Region

    Political, Socio-economic and Environmental Perspectives

    Edited by Nathanial Matthews, Kim Geheb

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    The Mekong Basin is home to some 70 million people, for whom this great river is a source of livelihoods, the basis for their ecosystems and a foundation of their economies. But the Mekong is also currently undergoing enormous social, economic, and ecological change of which hydropower development...

    To Be Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  16. Key Concepts in Water Resource Management

    A Review and Critical Evaluation

    Edited by Jonathan Lautze

    Series: Earthscan Water Text

    The vocabulary and discourse of water resource management have expanded vastly in recent years to include an array of new concepts and terminology, such as water security, water productivity, virtual water and water governance. While the new conceptual lenses may generate insights that improve...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  17. Marine Biodiversity Conservation

    A Practical Approach

    By Keith Hiscock

    Series: Earthscan Oceans

    Effective marine biodiversity conservation is dependent upon a clear scientific rationale for practical interventions. This book is intended to provide knowledge and tools for marine conservation practitioners and to identify issues and mechanisms for upper-level undergraduate and Masters students....

    To Be Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  18. Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change

    By Grégory Beaugrand

    Series: Earthscan Oceans

    Biodiversity loss in terrestrial environments associated with human activities has been appreciated as a major issue for some years now. What is less well documented is the effect of such activities, including climate change, on marine biodiversity. This pioneering book is the first to...

    To Be Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  19. Marine Policy

    An Introduction to Governance and International Law of the Oceans

    By Mark Zacharias

    Series: Earthscan Oceans

    This textbook provides the reader with a foundation in policy development and analysis and describes how policy, including legal mechanisms, is applied to marine environments around the world. It offers a systematic treatment of all aspects of marine policy, including environmental protection,...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  20. The Great Barrier Reef

    An Environmental History

    By Ben Daley

    Series: Earthscan Oceans

    The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures from tourism, fishing, pollution and climate change, and is now protected as a...

    Published July 18th 2014 by Routledge

  21. Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate

    By Anton Earle, Ana Elisa Cascao, Anders Jägerskog, Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    Climate change has an impact on the ability of transboundary water management institutions to deliver on their respective mandates. The starting point for this book is that actors within transboundary water management institutions develop responses to the climate change debate, as...

    To Be Published February 15th 2015 by Routledge

  22. Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing World

    By Naho Mirumachi

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This book examines the political economy that governs the development and management of international transboundary river basins. These shared rivers are the resource for irrigation and hydropower projects and bring to the fore issues of water allocation and integrated water resources...

    To Be Published March 30th 2015 by Routledge

  23. Water and Cities in Latin America

    Challenges for Sustainable Development

    Edited by Ismael Aguilar-Barajas, Jürgen Mahlknecht, Marianne Kjellen, Jonathan Kaledin

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    Approximately 80 per cent of the population of Latin America is concentrated in urban centres. Pressure on water resources and water management in cities therefore provide major challenges. Despite the importance of the issues, there has been little systematic coverage of the topic in book...

    To Be Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  24. Integrated Water Resource Planning

    Achieving Sustainable Outcomes

    By Claudia Baldwin, Mark Hamstead

    Integrated Water Resource Planning provides practical, evidence-based guidance on water resource planning. In a time of heightened awareness of ecosystem needs, climate change, and increasing and conflicting demands on resources, water professionals and decision-makers around the world are on a...

    To Be Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  25. Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy

    Edited by Bárbara A. Willaarts, Alberto Garrido, M. Ramón Llamas

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview on the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region over during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a regional approach,...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  26. Water Scarcity, Livelihoods and Food Security

    Research and Innovation for Development

    Edited by Larry W. Harrington, Myles J. Fisher

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This volume reviews the evolution of ten years’ learning and discovery about water scarcity, livelihoods, and food security within the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. It draws on the experiences of over 100 projects conducted in ten river basins in the developing world. ...

    To Be Published August 6th 2014 by Routledge

  27. Water, Power and Identity

    The Cultural Politics of Water Rights in the Andean Highlands

    By Rutgerd Boelens

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This book addresses two of the major issues in current natural resource management policies. The first is the complex and conflicting relationship between local, on-the-ground natural resource management communities and national and international policy-making institutions and elites. The latter...

    To Be Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge