Natural Resource Management and Policy

Decentralization and Coordination of Water Resource Management

Editors: Parker, Douglas D., Tsur, Yacov (Eds.)

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Centralized, top-down management of water resources through regulations has created unnecessary economic burdens upon users. More flexible decentralized controls through the use of economic incentives have gained acceptance over the past decade. The theme of this book is the increasing efforts throughout water-scarce regions to rely upon economic incentives and decentralized mechanisms for efficient water management and allocation.
The book begins with a section of introductory chapters describing water systems, institutions, constraints, and similarities in the following regions: Israel and the Middle East, Turkey, California, Florida, and Australia. Four of these regions face similar climates with wet winters and dry summers. Florida has a more even seasonal distribution of rainfall, yet it uses similar management strategies in controlling groundwater demand and water quality.
The book concludes with a section on water management case studies. These case studies examine issues of conflict related to both water quality and water quantity. While the case studies address both international and intranational concerns in specific regions of the world, they portray broad principles that are applicable to many regions.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Parker, Douglas D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The Israel Water Economy: An Overview

    Yaron, Dan

    Pages 9-22

  • The Jordan River Basin: Beyond National Concerns

    Kindler, Janusz

    Pages 23-32

  • Water Resources in Turkey: Availability, Use, and Management

    Cakmak, Erol H.

    Pages 33-44

  • California’s Water Resources and Institutions

    Parker, Douglas D.

    Pages 45-54

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decentralization and Coordination of Water Resource Management
Editors
  • Douglas D. Parker
  • Yacov Tsur
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
10
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-6117-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-6117-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9914-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7803-7
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 451
Topics