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River Basin Management in the Twenty-First Century  -  By__MWB

River Basin Management in the Twenty-First Century: Understanding People and Place
by Victor Roy Squires, Hugh Martin Milner and Katherine Anne Daniell
CRC Press | July 2014 | ISBN-10: 1466579625 | PDF | 542 pages | 15 mb

Worldwide development of agriculture and industry creates burgeoning demands on natural resources. Management of the rivers and the surrounding landscape is one of the important tasks for today and for the foreseeable future. Lessons learned from centuries of management (and mismanagement) have been distilled into principles and practices which form the subject matter for this book. It provides both a global perspective and an entrée to the special problems associated with management of transboundary rivers

Scope and Purpose v
List of Contributors xiii
List of Figures xix
List of Tables xxiii
List of Boxes xxv
Preamble: An Introduction to People and Place in River Basin Management
PART 1: IWRM—Principles and Practices
1. The Hegemony of Integrated Water Resources Management as a Global Water Discourse
2. Beyond IWRM: Developing Territorial Intelligence at the Local Scales
3. Addressing Implementation Defi cits Related to IWRM in Canada
4. Integrated Watershed Management of Water and Other Natural Resources in River Basins of the United States
5. Integrated Water Resources Management of Inland River Basins in the Hexi Corridor, Gansu, China with Special Reference to the Shule River Basin
6. The Critical Role of Local Farmers in IWRM in Ghaghra-Gomti Basin, India
PART 2: Transboundary River Management and Politics
7. Managing Transboundary River Basins
8. The Privatization Initiatives in the Turkish Water Sector: Refl ections on the Transboundary Water Politics in the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin
9. Challenges for Management of the Orange/Senqu River Basin
10. Political Economy versus Comparative Advantage in the Nile Basin: Short Term Advantages or Long Term Gain?
PART 3: Water Management Policy, Politics and Economics
11. Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Yellow River Basin: Main Issues and Legal Approaches
12. People versus Place in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin: Balancing Economic, Social Ecosystem and Community Outcomes
13. The Role of Water Users Associations in Integrated Water Resource Management of Zhangye City in Heihe River Basin, China
14. Republic of Tajikistan: Its Role in the Management of Water Resources in the Aral Sea Basin
15. Lake Eyre Basin—Challenges for Managing the World’s Most Variable River System
PART 4: People and Place
16. People and Place as Determinants of Success or Failure to Meet Management Objectives in River Basins
17. From Policy to Practice: Institutional Arrangements for Integrated River Basin Management in Nepal
18. Sink or Swim: Alternative Approaches to Flood Disaster Reconstruction and Mitigation
19. The Role of Territorial Intelligence: The Case of the Thau Territory, Southern France
20. Uniting Perspectives: People and Place in River Basin Management
Glossary of Terms 485
Subject and Author Index 489
About the Editors 499
Color Plate Section 501


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