Water Resources Development and Management

Impacts of Megaconferences on the Water Sector

Authors: Biswas, Asit K., Tortajada, Cecilia

  • Reports on large, frequent "megaconferences" in water-related topics
  • First pioneering assessment study of the impacts of megaconferences in water-related sectors on water policies, programmes and projects at global, regional and national levels
  • Shows that such conferences have had little impact
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Since the late 1990s, megaconferences in the water-related sectors have become regular occurrences. The latest one, in Mexico City, in March 2006, is estimated to have cost a total of $205 million, and had 19,000+ participants. In spite of such huge costs and organizational efforts, not a single water megaconference has ever been seriously evaluated in terms of its overall impacts on the water sector. This book is the first pioneering study to assess the impacts of the megaconferences on water policies, programs and projects at global, regional and national levels. The results are bleak. The evaluation indicated that except for the UN Water Conference, held in Argentina in 1977, the impacts of the subsequent megaconferences have been at best marginal in terms of knowledge generation and application, poverty alleviation, environmental conservation and /or increasing availability of investments funds for the water sector.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Impacts of Megaconferences on Global Water Development and Management

    Biswas, Asit K.

    Pages 3-22

  • Mega United Nations Conferences: Help or Hindrance?

    Miller, Morris

    Pages 23-52

  • Global Water Initiatives: What Do the Experts Think?

    Varady, Robert G. (et al.)

    Pages 53-101

  • Global Water Conferences: A Personal Reflection

    Lane, Jon

    Pages 103-108

  • International Water Conferences and Water Sector Reform: A Different Approach

    Milburn, Anthony

    Pages 109-125

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-37223-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-07207-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Impacts of Megaconferences on the Water Sector
Authors
Series Title
Water Resources Development and Management
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-37224-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-37224-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-37223-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07207-9
Series ISSN
1614-810X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 276
Topics