Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change

Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?

Editors: Johnston, B.R., Hiwasaki, L., Klaver, I.J., Ramos-Castillo, A., Strang, V. (Eds.)

  • A UNESCO-IHP project exploring the linkages between water, cultural diversity and environmental change
  • This book offers an array of ideas, concepts, and tools to understand and manage the sociocultural implications of the growing water crisis
  • Includes discussions on how water resource, cultural diversity and biodiversity concerns can be met in a peaceful and sustainable fashion
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About this book

Co-published with UNESCO

A product of the UNESCO-IHP project on Water and Cultural Diversity, this book represents an effort to examine the complex role water plays as a force in sustaining, maintaining, and threatening the viability of culturally diverse peoples. It is argued that water is a fundamental human need, a human right, and a core sustaining element in biodiversity and cultural diversity. The core concepts utilized in this book draw upon a larger trend in sustainability science, a recognition of the synergism and analytical potential in utilizing a coupled biological and social systems analysis, as the functioning viability of nature is both sustained and threatened by humans.

About the authors

Barbara Rose Johnston is an environmental anthropologist and senior research scholar at the Center for Political Ecology (Santa Cruz, California USA) and a member of UNESCO-IHP’s expert advisory group on water and cultural diversity. A leading scholar on political ecology, environmental health, and human rights, she has served as an advisor to the World Commission on Dams, the Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal, and governments and dam-affected communities in Guatemala and Chile. bjohnston@igc.org 

Lisa Hiwasaki is an environmental anthropologist who launched the UNESCO-IHP project on Water and Cultural Diversity in 2007. Since April 2010 she has been working as Programme Specialist for Small Islands and Indigenous Knowledge at UNESCO’s Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacifi c in Jakarta, Indonesia. l.hiwasaki@unesco.org 

Irene J. Klaver is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of North Texas, USA, and Founding Director of the Philosophy of Water Project www.water.unt.edu . She focuses on social-political and cultural dimensions of water and has directed and produced water documentary fi lms and imaging projects. She is a member of UNESCO-IHP’s expert advisory group on Water and Cultural Diversity and Co-Director of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy. Klaver@unt.edu

Ameyali Ramos Castillo is an adjunct research fellow at United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS). Ameyali’s research focuses on strengthening linkages between Indigenous Peoples and international policy processes, especially on issues relating to climate change and water. ramos@ias.unu.edu 

Veronica Strang is an environmental anthropologist at the University of Auckland, and is internationally recognised for her work on water issues. She has participated in steering and advisory groups for UNESCO-IHP’s programmes in Ecohydrology and in Water and Cultural Diversity. In 2007 she was named an international prize “Les Lumières de L’Eau” at the Cannes International Water Symposium. Her most recent book is Gardening the World: agency, identity and the ownership of water (2009). v.strang@auckland.ac.nz

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Introduction: Water and Cultural Diversity

    Klaver, Irene J.

    Pages 3-7

  • Placing Water and Culture

    Klaver, Irene J.

    Pages 9-29

  • The Paradigm Shift in India’s River Policies: From Sacred to Transferable Waters

    Alley, Kelly D.

    Pages 31-48

  • Rethinking the Role of Humans in Water Management: Toward a New Model of Decision-Making

    Brugnach, Marcela (et al.)

    Pages 49-64

  • Local Water Management in the Andes: Interplay of Domination, Power and Collective Participation

    Boelens, Rutgerd

    Pages 65-75

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1866-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change
Book Subtitle
Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?
Editors
  • Barbara Rose Johnston
  • Lisa Hiwasaki
  • Irene J. Klaver
  • Ameyali Ramos-Castillo
  • Veronica Strang
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
UNESCO
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1774-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1774-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1773-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-1866-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVIII, 560
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations, 138 illustrations in colour
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