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Land And Hydropolitics In The Nile River Basin

Author : Emil Sandstrom
ISBN : 9781317414353
Genre : Political Science
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The Nile River Basin supports the livelihoods of millions of people in Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda, principally as water for agriculture and hydropower. The resource is the focus of much contested development, not only between upstream and downstream neighbours, but also from countries outside the region. This book investigates the water, land and energy nexus in the Nile Basin. It explains how the current surge in land and energy investments, both by foreign actors as well as domestic investors, affects already strained transboundary relations in the region and how investments are intertwined within wider contexts of Nile Basin history, politics and economy. Overall, the book presents a range of perspectives, drawing on political science, international relations theory, sociology, history and political ecology.

Environmental Water Markets And Regulation

Author : Katherine Owens
ISBN : 9781317293644
Genre : Law
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River systems around the world are degraded and are being used unsustainably. Meeting this challenge requires the development of flexible regimes that have the potential to meet essential consumptive needs while restoring environmental flows. This book focuses on how water trading frameworks can be repurposed for environmental water recovery and aims to conceptualise the most appropriate role for law in supporting recovery through these frameworks. The author presents a comprehensive study of the legal frameworks in four jurisdictions: the States of Oregon and Colorado in the western United States; the province of Alberta in Canada; and the Murray-Darling Basin in Australia/Basin State of New South Wales. A close comparative analysis of these four jurisdictions reveals a variety of distinctive regulatory arrangements and collaborations between public and private actors. In all cases, the law has been deployed to steer and coordinate these water governance activities. The book argues that each regime is based on a particular regulatory strategy, with different conceptions of the appropriate roles for, and relationships between, various actors and institutions. Legal frameworks do not have the capacity to rationalise and provide an overarching and absolute solution to the complex environmental and governance issues that arise in the context of environmental water transactions. Rather, the role of law in this context needs to be reconceptualised within the paradigm of regulatory capitalism as establishing and maintaining the limits within which regulatory participants can operate, innovate and collaborate.

Water Regimes

Author : Dominique Lorrain
ISBN : 9781317211914
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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In recent years the water sector has undergone profound institutional, economic and political transformations. Some countries have encouraged privatization of water services, but in many cases this has provoked adverse reaction to such a neoliberal and market-based approach to this common shared but essential resource. This book goes beyond the ideology of the public versus private water regime debate, by focusing on the results of these types of initiatives to provide better water services, particularly in urban settings. It provides numerous examples of alternative models, to show who is responsible for implementing such systems and what are their social, institutional and technical-scientific characteristics. Policies are analysed in terms of their implications for employees and residents. The book presents a new combinatory approach of water regimes, based on several international case studies (Argentina, Bolivia, China, France, Germany, India, South Africa and the USA, plus a comparison of three cities in Africa) presenting specific challenges for water models. These case studies demonstrate the successes and problems of a range of private sector involvements in the provision of water services, and provide examples of how small-scale systems can compare with larger-scale more technical systems.

Global Water Ethics

Author : Rafael Ziegler
ISBN : 9781315469676
Genre : Philosophy
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Scholarly interest in water ethics is increasing, motivated by the urgency of climate change, water scarcity, privatization and conflicts over water resources. Water ethics can provide both conceptual perspectives and practical methodologies for identifying outcomes which are environmentally sustainable and socially just. This book assesses the implications of ongoing research in framing a new discipline of water ethics in practice. Contributions consider the difficult ethical and epistemological questions of water ethics in a global context, as well as offering local, empirical perspectives. Case study chapters focus on a range of countries including Canada, China, Germany, India, South Africa and the USA. The respective insights are brought together in the final section concerning the practical project of a universal water ethics charter, alongside theoretical questions about the legitimacy of a global water ethics. Overall the book provides a stimulating examination of water ethics in theory and practice, relevant to academics and professionals in the fields of water resource management and governance, environmental ethics, geography, law and political science.

Blaues Gold

Author : Maude Barlow
ISBN : 3888973759
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Kulturgeschichte Des Klimas

Author : Wolfgang Behringer
ISBN : 340652866X
Genre : Climate and civilization
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Globale Erwärmung - Kleine Eiszeit.

Das Anthropoz N

Author : Eckart Ehlers
ISBN : 3534205855
Genre : Human ecology
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Wasserinfrastrukturen Und Macht Von Der Antike Bis Zur Gegenwart

Author : Birte Förster
ISBN : 9783486781052
Genre : History
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Hydraulic systems are the visible embodiment of political power and critical determinants of social participation. In addition, they may direct societal progress, in part, through opportunities for profitable development in the hands of experts in management positions. This volume addresses the social aspects of hydraulic systems and examines how power relationships are negotiated by only seemingly neutral technologies.

Der Schuhschnabel

Author : Wolfgang Fischer
ISBN : 3894327987
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Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften Mit Nicht Erneuerbaren Ressourcen

Author : Frank Messner
ISBN : 3631351216
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In Auseinandersetzung mit den ökonomischen Theorieschulen werden in dem Buch die Bedingungen für ein nachhaltiges Wirtschaften mit nicht-erneuerbaren Ressourcen analysiert. Der Autor präsentiert ein Theoriekonzept, in dem vier Ebenen einer nachhaltigen Materialnutzung unterschieden werden. In einer Kupferfallstudie werden die wesentlichen Hypothesen mittels Zeitreihen-, Regressions- und Ökobilanzanalysen empirisch getestet. Es zeigt sich u.a., daß der Einfluß der Preisentwicklung auf die Materialsubstitution gering ist, wenn ein verknappendes Material ein gutes Qualitätsprofil und Pfadabhängigkeiten in der Nutzung aufweist. Weiterhin werden die Umwelteffekte der Kupfersubstitution analysiert und die globalen Umweltentlastungseffekte durch Einsatz von Umwelttechnologien dargelegt. Abschließend werden Politikmaßnahmen mit Bezug auf die vier Theorieebenen erörtert.

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