SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science

Combating Water Scarcity in Southern Africa

Case Studies from Namibia

Editors: Msangi, Josephine Phillip (Ed.)

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  • Synthesizes pertinent water scarcity issues in the SADC region, benefiting researchers in other locales as well
  • Offers three chapters on original research findings, research that has never before been carried out in Namibia
  • Describes the unique cooperation and partnership in managing water resources in the SADC
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This book offers a close examination of water scarcity as a developmental challenge facing member nations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the interventions that have been implemented to combat the situation and the challenges still outstanding. The first chapter paints the backdrop of the water scarcity problem, reviewing historical approaches from the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro to the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002) to the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development (2012), and recapping principles and agreements reached during and after these conferences. Chapter two examines the Southern Africa region’s efforts to combat water scarcity including principles, policies and strategies and the responsibility of each member to implement them. Written by the editor, J.P. Msangi, the chapter describes Namibia’s efforts to ensure management of scarce water. Beyond enacting management and pollution control regulations and raising public awareness, Namibia encourages research to ensure attainment of the requirements of both the SADC Protocol and its own water scarcity management laws. The next three chapters offer Namibia-based case studies on impacts of pollution on water treatment; on the effects of anthropogenic activities on water quality and on the effects of water transfers from dams upstream of Von Bach dam. The final chapter provides detailed summaries of the issues discussed in the book, highlighting conclusions and offering recommendations. Combating Water Scarcity in Southern Africa synthesizes issues pertinent to the SADC countries as well as to other regions, and offers research that up to now has not been conducted in Namibia.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • General Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Msangi, J. P.

  • Managing Water Scarcity in Southern Africa: Policy and Strategies

    Pages 21-41

    Msangi, J. P.

  • Trends and Impacts of Pollution in the Calueque-Oshakati Canal in North-Central Namibia on Water Treatment

    Pages 43-60

    Shuuya, M. K. (et al.)

  • Monitoring the Effects of Anthropogenic Activities on Water Quality: Von Bach Dam, Namibia

    Pages 61-77

    Sirunda, J. J. (et al.)

  • The Effects of Water Transfer from Swakoppoort and Omatako Dams on the Water Quality of Von Bach Dam, Namibia

    Pages 79-118

    Sirunda, J. J. (et al.)

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eBook 44,02 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7097-3
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Softcover 58,01 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7096-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Combating Water Scarcity in Southern Africa
Book Subtitle
Case Studies from Namibia
Editors
  • Josephine Phillip Msangi
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7097-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7097-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-7096-6
Series ISSN
2191-5547
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 130
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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