Global Issues in Water Policy

Understanding and Managing Urban Water in Transition

Editors: Grafton, Q., Daniell, K.A., Nauges, C., Rinaudo, J.-D., Chan, N.W.W. (Eds.)

  • Interdisciplinary in content, encompassing economics, sociology, urban planning, engineering, hydrology, public health and more
  • International in scope, offering case-studies and examples in each chapter to explain the key ideas and insights
  • Links scientific key research insights with the practical considerations and experiences of urban water practitioners
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This book examines changes and transitions in the way water is managed in urban environments. This book originated from a joint French-Australian initiative on water and land management held in Montpellier, France. The book delivers practical insights into urban water management. It links scientific insights of researchers with the practical experiences of urban water practitioners to understand and respond to key trends in how urban water is supplied, treated and consumed. The 51 contributors to the volume provide a range of insights, case studies, summaries and analyses of urban water and from a global perspective. The first section on water supply and sanitation includes case studies from Zimbabwe, France and South Africa, among others. Water demand and water economics are addressed in the second section of the book, with chapters on long-term water demand forecasting, the social determinants of water consumption in Australian cities, a study of water quality and consumption in France, governance and regulation of the urban water sector and more. The third section explores water governance and integrated management, with chapters on water management in Quebec, in the Rotterdam-Rijnmond urban area, in Singapore and in Australia. The final section offers perspectives on challenges and future uncertainties for urban water systems in transition. Collectively, the diverse insights provide an important step forward in response to the challenges of sustainably delivering water safely, efficiently and equitably.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Understanding and Managing Urban Water in Transition

    Daniell, Katherine A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • How Water Services Manage Territories and Technologies: History and Current Trends in Developed Countries

    Barraqué, Bernard (et al.)

    Pages 33-59

  • Coping with Extraneous Water in Sewerage Systems

    Dimova, Galina (et al.)

    Pages 61-90

  • Challenges for Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries: Case Studies from Zimbabwe

    Nhapi, Innocent

    Pages 91-119

  • The Challenges of Providing Water and Sanitation to Urban Slum Settlements in South Africa

    Makaudze, Ephias M. (et al.)

    Pages 121-133

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9801-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9800-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding and Managing Urban Water in Transition
Editors
  • Quentin Grafton
  • Katherine A. Daniell
  • Céline Nauges
  • Jean-Daniel Rinaudo
  • Noel Wai Wah Chan
Series Title
Global Issues in Water Policy
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9801-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9801-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9800-6
Series ISSN
2211-0631
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 641
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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