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Water Quality Issues in Developing Countries 1

López Ramón and Michael A. Toman

in Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: New Policy Options

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199298006
eISBN:
9780191603877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199298009.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Of all the environmental concerns that developing countries face, the lack of adequate and good quality water is probably the most serious. This chapter examines two issues arising from poor water ... More


Regulation of Domestic and Livelihood Water

Philippe Cullet

in Water Law, Poverty, and Development: Water Sector Reforms in India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546237
eISBN:
9780191705519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546237.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines law and policy reforms concerning drinking water. It emphasizes drinking water over other law reforms considered in Chapter 4 because of the direct link with the realization of ... More


Drinking Water Supply

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan

in Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070818
eISBN:
9780199080762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070818.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses some of the initiatives that have been taken to regulate water supply. These include legal instruments that cover water supply in general and a number of more specific ... More


Ahmedabad: A Case of Efficiency in Spending

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on Ahmedabad, which is the largest city in Gujarat. The chapter begins with a section on the socio-economic characteristics of the city, including a profile of its labour force. ... More


 Tradable Permits in Principle and Practice

Tom Tietenberg

in Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Twenty Years of Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195189650
eISBN:
9780199783694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189650.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay reviews data on tradable permit systems in various contexts, including air pollution regulation, water supply, fisheries management, grazing rights allocation, water quality, and wetlands ... More


Water and Late Antique Constantinople: “It would be abominable for the inhabitants of this Beautiful City to be compelled to purchase water.” 1

James Crow

in Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199739400
eISBN:
9780199933006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This is a study of the organization and provision of the water supply of Constantinople in Late Antiquity, which also provides a comparison with the case of Rome. It integrates textual evidence with ... More


Water and Sanitation

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on water and sanitation. Topics discussed include the importance of water quality; water quality, sanitation, and health; adequacy of freshwater supply to meet the world's needs, ... More


Bangalore: A Case of Inadequate Spending

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the case of Bangalore, which is located about 840 to 940 metres above the sea level. The city is also the fifth largest metropolitan area in India. It is noted that these ... More


Kolkata: A Case of Lack of Coordination

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the municipal corporations in Kolkata, and focuses on the central city of Kolkata. In terms of population, Kolkata is easily the seventh biggest city in the world, and the ... More


Private Property and Abuse of Rights in Victorian England: The Story of Edward Pickles and the Bradford Water Supply

Michael Taggart

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256877
eISBN:
9780191719646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256877.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

The case of The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Bradford v Pickles was the first to establish the principle that it is not unlawful for a property owner — in this case, Edward Pickles ... More


Jaipur: A Success Story of Land Leasing and Sales

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter studies the land leasing and sales practices in Jaipur. Jaipur is known for being the very first planned city in India, as well as the capital of Rajasthan. The first part of the chapter ... More


The Imperial City and Water

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the second half of the 19th century, San Francisco grew from a village to a major city. Located on a peninsula, the city faced a perpetual water problem. Mayor James Phelan realized that if ... More


The Exploitation of Water in Historical Perspective

JOSHUA GETZLER

in A History of Water Rights at Common Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207602
eISBN:
9780191715327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207602.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter investigates the economic history of water use and introduces the characteristic problems of private water law. It examines how water power became the technological foundation of ... More


“The Satisfactory Supply is yet Undiscovered”: The Southern Pacific as a Pioneer Water Developer

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is focused on the role of the Southern Pacific as a pioneer in the development of water sources in its territories. It studies the position of the Southern Pacific in the various stages ... More


Bradford and its Water Supply

MICHAEL TAGGART

in Private Property and Abuse of Rights in Victorian England: The Story of Edward Pickles and the Bradford Water Supply

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256877
eISBN:
9780191719646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256877.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter provides an overview of the town of Bradford in England and its water supply during the 19th century. The so-called municipalisation of water supply — the purchase of private water ... More


Drinking Water Supply

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan (eds)

in Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199472475
eISBN:
9780199089857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199472475.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses specifically on drinking water supply, which is divided into national, state, rural, and urban areas given the multiplicity of relevant instruments. The first section focuses on ... More


Sanitation, Water Quality and Environment

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan

in Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070818
eISBN:
9780199080762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070818.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses three distinct but closely linked issues. The first is sanitation, which is intrinsically linked not only to water supply, but also to issues of water quality (health) and the ... More


Property and Statutory Interpretation

MICHAEL TAGGART

in Private Property and Abuse of Rights in Victorian England: The Story of Edward Pickles and the Bradford Water Supply

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256877
eISBN:
9780191719646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256877.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

The case pitting Edward Pickles against Bradford over water supply was a case about statutory interpretation. The Corporation took its stand against Pickles on the statute first, seeking an ... More


Prologue

MICHAEL TAGGART

in Private Property and Abuse of Rights in Victorian England: The Story of Edward Pickles and the Bradford Water Supply

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256877
eISBN:
9780191719646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256877.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This book tells the story of a water dispute in Bradford, England, in the late 19th century. The dispute was finally resolved by the House of Lords in 1895, and the case — The Mayor, Aldermen and ... More


Water as Sustenance

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter examines water as a means of sustenance and explores its potentials for sustainability. Although water is a renewable resource, it is also a scarce resource in some areas where ... More


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