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Earth Sciences & Geography - Hydrogeology | Water Institutions: Policies, Performance and Prospects

Water Institutions: Policies, Performance and Prospects

Gopalakrishnan, Chennat, Tortajada, Cecilia, Biswas, Asit K. (Eds.)

2005, XIII, 210 p.

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It is being increasingly realised that water is likely to be one of the most critical resource issues for the first half of the twenty-first century. Accelerating demand for water for various uses and user groups and ineffective measures to address - ter quality decline from point and non-point sources of pollution, have made water management more complex and difficult than ever before in human history. All the current trends indicate that water management will become even more c- plex in the future because of society’s higher demands for good quality water, and new and emerging impacts on the water sector due to the forces of globalisation. These include the liberalisation of trade in agricultural and manufactured products, information and communication revolution, and technological developments in - eas traditionally not considered to be water-oriented, like biotechnology. Impacts of these new and emerging forces on the water sector are still not fully understood or appreciated at present, but they are likely to change water use practices d- matically in many countries of the world during the coming decades.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Institution - Water institutions - Water resource management - Water supply - Water technology - entropy - water management

Related subjects » Economic Policy - Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - Hydrogeology - Political Science - Water Policy, Governance, and Management

Table of contents 

Water Allocation and Management in Hawaii: A Case of Institutional Entropy.- Institutions for Resources Management: A Case Study from Sri Lanka.- Water Institutions in India: Structure, Performance, and Change.- Uphill Flow of Reform in China’s Irrigation Districts.- Institutions for Water Management in Mexico.- Water Institutions in the Middle East.- Institutions in South African International River Basins.- Property Rights, Water Rights and the Changing Scene in Western Water.- Finding a Modern Role for the Prior Appropriation Doctrine in the American West.

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