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Global Common and Global Problems




ISBN 9781578084098
Published January 4, 2006 by CRC Press
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Water is one of the most essential element for the survival of living beings. With the increase in demand and decreasing quality and quantity, water has become one of the major issues and problems in the world today. It is unevenly distributed geographically and temporally, resulting in surpluses for some people and a threat for others. This book covers topics on scientific aspects, governance, and best management practices. The book shows that good governance, policies for effective conservation and public participation are important for water use. There are a lot of examples of best management practices all over the world ? for effective and efficient use of water, community-based programs in North America, Asia and Africa. The book provides two case studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
List of Contributors
INTRODUCTION
1. General Overview
Velma I. Grover
2. Water and Food Insecurity in Developing Countries:
Major Challenges for the 21st Century
Patrick Webb
SECTION 1: FRESH WATER - GROUND WATER,
SURFACE WATER
3. Freshwater—A Scarce Resource: Its Global Utilization and
Sustainable Work Practices in Melbourne, Australia
Syed U. Hussainy and Santosh Kumar
4. State of Water Quality and its Management in India
R.C. Trivedi
5. Status of Freshwater in Sri Lanka: From a Precious Resource
to a Commodity Wasted and Mismanaged
Suren Wijeyekoon
6. Strategic Impact Assessment and Root Causes of Pollution
in a Transboundary Drainage Basin in Brazil
Marcia Marques, Elmo Rodrigues da Silva and William Hogland
7. Water Regulation through Two Transitions:
The Case of Hungary
Chad M. Briggs
8. Liquid Waste Management Practices and the Efficient Reuse
Strategies with Reference to Melbourne, Australia
Syed U. Hussainy and Santosh Kumar
9. Drinking Water Contaminants and Human Health
Lalita Bharadwaj
10. Projections of Climate Change on Precipitation Intensities,
and Implications to Urban Infrastructure
Edward A. McBean
11. Climate Change, Water and Poverty in the Morogoro
Region, Tanzania
Jouni Paavola
SECTION 2: GOVERNANCE, INSTITUTIONS,
LAWS AND POLICIES
12. Water Governance and Water Economics
Velma I. Grover
13. Water Basin Regimes in Europe and Institutional Conditions
for their Sustainability
Hans Bressers and Stefan Kuks
14. Public Participation in Water Management
Dave Huitema and Marleen van de Kerkhof
15. Intergovernmental Challenges of Watershed Management:
Strategies for Improving Watershed Governance
Mark T. Imperial
16. Sustainability and Freshwater in the Western United States
Sandra K. Davis
17. Governance in Abundance and Scarcity: The Development of
Water Rights in the Great Lakes and Murray-Darling Basins
B. Timothy Heinmiller
18. GAPs in the Dialogue of Governance: Conflicting
Ideologies of Development in Turkey
Alexandra M. Pool and Velma I. Grover
19. Integrated Water Resources Management: A Catalyst for
Regional Cooperation?
Fadia Daibes
20. Water Scarcity and Water Wars in the Middle East?
Atif Kubursi
SECTION 3: BEST PRACTICES MANAGEMENT
21. Community-based Watersheds: A Novel Approach to
Sustainable Freshwater Management
Ritu Bharadwaj , Pradeep Mishra and Bharati Joshi
22. Freshwater Management in Industrialized Urban Areas:
The Role of Water Conservation
Young-Doo Wang, William J. Smith, Jr., John Byrne,
Michael Scozzafava and Jae-Shuck Song
SECTION 4 : HUMAN RIGHTS
23. Introduction to Human Rights Section
Velma I. Grover
24. Water: A Human Right
Nils Rosemann
25. Financing the Human Right to Water as Millennium
Development Goal
Nils Rosemann
Index

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