Advances in Global Change Research

Mountains: Sources of Water, Sources of Knowledge

Editors: Wiegandt, Ellen (Ed.)

  • Interdisciplinary approach makes this a widely applicable text of interest in numerous related areas
  • Timely and well directed focus on this crucial resource
  • Homes in on the important aspect of mountainous regions and employs an international comparative perspective
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This book addresses the major challenges in assuring globally sustainable water use. Paradoxically, water resources have been identified both as too plentiful, producing major disasters, and increasingly vulnerable to shortages. Addressing both of these aspects requires attention to physical hydrological processes as well as human activities that affect water supply and demand. Mountains regions are the sources of many great water systems and often have long traditions of effective water management and therefore provide special insights into general problems of water use, including upstream-downstream and transboundry relations as well as natural hazard management. This volume will address critical contemporary and global issues through the lens of global change processes and with a focus on mountain regions to bring state of the art science from numerous disciplines to examine important environmental and policy questions related to water resources

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"This book, the latest volume in the ‘Advances in Global Change Research’ series, is a compilation of presentations from a 2002 international scientific colloquium in Sion, Switzerland. … Readers can select any of the papers and find opening abstracts, well-written and scientifically supported text, and conclusions and/or recommendations. A bibliography lists over 500 entries. … is a valuable contribution to the literature on regulating water resources that emanate from mountain sources. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional water resource planning and management collections." (M. J. Zwolinski, CHOICE, Vol. 46 (1), September, 2008)

“This book addresses the diverse challenges facing water resources within mountain environments, including temporal and spatial variability … . Overall, the book contains useful and valuable examples and case study reports relating to a variety of water resource issues. … This volume presents a collection of interesting papers that are well presented; most images are of good quality. … it will be of value as a library reference source … .” (Neil Macdonald, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 29 (2), May, 2009)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Framing the Study of Mountain Water Resources: An Introduction

    Wiegandt, Ellen

    Pages 3-13

  • “Water Towers”—A Global View of the Hydrological Importance of Mountains

    Viviroli, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 15-20

  • The History of Irrigation and Water Control in China'S Erhai Catchment: Mitigation and Adaptation to Environmental Change

    Crook, Darren (et al.)

    Pages 21-42

  • Scarcity, Equity, and Transparency: General Principles for Successfully Governing the Water Commons

    Trawick, Paul

    Pages 43-61

  • From Principles to Action: Incentives to Enforce Common Property Water Management

    Wiegandt, Ellen

    Pages 63-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mountains: Sources of Water, Sources of Knowledge
Editors
  • Ellen Wiegandt
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6748-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6748-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6747-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7712-7
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 386
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