Governing the Nexus

Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change

Editors: Kurian, Mathew, Ardakanian, Reza (Eds.)

  • Provides a conceptual framework for discussing the nexus approach to environmental governance
  • Discusses key science-policy challenges relating to the nexus approach
  • Uses selected case studies to explore use of the nexus approach in integrated management of water, soil and waste resources
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Global trends such as urbanization, demographic and climate change that are currently underway pose serious challenges to sustainable development and integrated resources management. The complex relations between demands, resource availability and quality and financial and physical constraints can be addressed by knowledge based policies and reform of professional practice. The nexus approach recognizes the urgent need for this knowledge and its interpretation in a policy- relevant setting that is guided by the understanding that there is a lack of blueprints for development based on integrated management of water, soil and waste resources in the Member States. Generation and application of knowledge is both a priority for individual but also institutional capacity development.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Reza Ardakanian is the Founding Director of United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES^ry of Interior (1987–1989).

Dr. Mathew Kurian is Academic Officer and leads the Capacity Development and Governance unit at United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES). Prior to joining UNU-FLORES, he served as Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist at Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) of The World Bank where he led policy advocacy efforts related to rural water supply, wastewater reuse, and climate adaptation options in secondary towns. He began his career as a Robert McNamara Fellow at the World Bank where his work on land tenure reform was hosted by the Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi.

 

Upon completing his PhD in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University, The Hague, Netherlands, Dr. Kurian was employed as Associate Expert (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) at International Water Management Institute (IWMI-CGIAR) where he undertook assessments of soil and water conservation interventions in the Mekong and Nile river basins. In 2009 as member of faculty at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Dr. Kurian led the development of a policy note on urban sanitation and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the Directorate General of International Cooperation (DGIS) in the Netherlands. While still at UNESCO-IHE, Dr. Kurian developed an online e-learning course on governance of water and sanitation services in developing countries.

 

He has published in the area of water institutions and policy and has mentored students of the MSc programme in environment and development planning while on the faculty of University College London (UCL). His experience in the field of capacity development includes training civil servants and managers of water utilities in Iran and Tanzania, consulting assignments with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines and teaching undergraduate courses in human geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver, Canada. In his current function, he leads the design of public policy research, policy advocacy in support of evidence-based decision making and fund raising to support establishment of a nexus observatory network.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Nexus Approach to Governance of Environmental Resources Considering Global Change

    Kurian, Mathew (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Complex Global Challenges

    Scott, Christopher A. (et al.)

    Pages 15-38

  • The Nexus Approach to Managing Water, Soil and Waste under Changing Climate and Growing Demands on Natural Resources

    Lal, Rattan

    Pages 39-60

  • Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations: Questions of Accountability and Autonomy

    Veiga, Linda Gonçalves (et al.)

    Pages 63-81

  • Results-Based Financing and Its Potential Role in Advancing the Nexus Approach

    Suardi, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 83-104

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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Softcover $129.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-35966-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governing the Nexus
Book Subtitle
Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change
Editors
  • Mathew Kurian
  • Reza Ardakanian
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05747-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05747-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05746-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35966-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 230
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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