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Centralization/Decentralization Dilemmas

Elli Louka

in Water Law and Policy: Governance Without Frontiers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374131
eISBN:
9780199871841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374131.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses the centralization and decentralization challenges emerging from the water framework directive. For most member states of the EU, the mandate to manage water at the river basin ... More


Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Christopher Sneddon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The construction of tens of thousands of large dams across the planet’s surface brought about one of the largest biophysical transformations of the twentieth century and has irrevocably altered ... More


“A Reclamation Program to Lead Them”: The Bureau Goes Global

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The third chapter describes the period when the US State Department increasingly conceived dams and river basin development as vehicles of technical assistance that, if used strategically, would ... More


International River Basins: Pervasive Unidirectional Externalities

Peter Rogers

in The Economics of Transnational Commons

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292203
eISBN:
9780191684883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292203.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter talks about international river basins and the effects of pervasive unidirectional externalities. The chapter states that water development in our time is driven by population growth and ... More


Cold War Geopolitics, Technical Expertise, and the Mekong Project

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter Five draws together threads presented in previous chapters (e.g., the technological and symbolic facets of large dams and river basin planning approaches, the tensions between technical ... More


Designing Effective Organizations

Elli Louka

in Water Law and Policy: Governance Without Frontiers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374131
eISBN:
9780199871841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374131.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses the issue of institutional effectiveness within the context of the water framework directive (WFD). The WFD prescribes that a river basin district must be managed by a ... More


Ethiopia, the Bureau, and Investigations of the Blue Nile

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Along with the Litani River initiative, the Bureau’s other major international effort of the 1950s was the Blue Nile investigation in Ethiopia. This chapter begins with a discussion of the rapidly ... More


Managing Water in River Basins: Hydrology, Economics, and Institutions

Dinesh Kumar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198065364
eISBN:
9780199081219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065364.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This volume focuses on the management of water in river basins and the strategies and challenges involved in economizing the use of water for meeting its future needs in India. It provides an ... More


Institution Building in the Scheldt and Meuse Rivers

Elli Louka

in Water Law and Policy: Governance Without Frontiers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374131
eISBN:
9780199871841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374131.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses institutional development in the Scheldt and Meuse Rivers. Topics covered include the International Scheldt Commission, state of waters and river basin management plan, and the ... More


Institutional Diversity and Interstate Hydropolitics in the United States of America

Scott M. Moore

in Subnational Hydropolitics: Conflict, Cooperation, and Institution-Building in Shared River Basins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190864101
eISBN:
9780197559888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864101.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Management of Land and Natural Resources

Hydropolitics in the United States presents a twofold puzzle. First, the United States features a diversity of models for governing river basins. While many river basins, including the Colorado, ... More


Continental-Scale Tectonic Controls of Biogeography and Ecology

Flávio C. T. Lima and Alexandre C. Ribeiro

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter investigates the role of substrate geology and river basin geomorphology in the formation of the fauna in South America. It suggests that the major biogeographic patterns was influenced ... More


Models of Water Policy

Elli Louka

in Water Law and Policy: Governance Without Frontiers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374131
eISBN:
9780199871841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374131.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of institutional leadership in the implementation of the water framework directive (WFD). Many central and eastern European member states have assigned the ... More


The Vaupes Arch and Casiquiare Canal: Barriers and Passages

Kirk O. Winemiller and Stuart C. Willis

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the relationship between the fish faunas of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins and the distributions of species across the Vaupes Arch region and the Casiquiare Canal. It ... More


Becoming Committees: Diversity, Problems, and Processes

Rebecca Neaera Abers

in Practical Authority: Agency and Institutional Change in Brazilian Water Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985265
eISBN:
9780199364367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985265.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter shifts the focus of analysis to the river basin committees we studied over a 12 year period. The chapter begins by discussing some of the methodological challenges we faced and defends ... More


Conservation and Development: The Nam Theun 2 Dam Project in Laos

Thayer Scudder

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes the author's work on the Panel of Environmental and Social Experts (POE) for Laos' Nam Theun 2 (NT2) dam. Although generally regarded as unsustainable, large dams are thought ... More


Ethnolinguistic Cleavages and Interstate River Disputes in the Union of India

Scott M. Moore

in Subnational Hydropolitics: Conflict, Cooperation, and Institution-Building in Shared River Basins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190864101
eISBN:
9780197559888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864101.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Management of Land and Natural Resources

This chapter examines why interstate river disputes have arisen and persisted in India despite legislative provisions designed to prevent them. It makes reference to a primary case study, the ... More


Water Quality and Natural Resources in the Green River Basin

Brad D. Lee, Tanja N. Williamson, and Angela S. Crain

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the water quality and resources of the 370-mile-long Green River and the surrounding wetlands, reservoirs, and streams. This river demonstrates the interrelation between ... More


Diversions of Authority: Power, Perseverance, and Struggles over the Control of Water Resources

Rebecca Neaera Abers

in Practical Authority: Agency and Institutional Change in Brazilian Water Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985265
eISBN:
9780199364367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985265.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter explores institution building in the context of high stakes political battles, by way of the Piracicaba, Capivari and Jundiaì river basins in São Paulo and the giant São Francisco river ... More


The River Basin and Partition

David Gilmartin

in Blood and Water: The Indus River Basin in Modern History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520285293
eISBN:
9780520960831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285293.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Large-scale canal building led increasingly to a vision, after 1920, of the Indus basin as atechnically and naturally integrated water environment. But political divisions challenged the accompanying ... More


Green and Blue Water Use and Productivity in Narmada River Basin

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Managing Water in River Basins: Hydrology, Economics, and Institutions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198065364
eISBN:
9780199081219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065364.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the productivity of blue and green water in Narmada River Basin used in crop production. It quantifies the extent of green and blue water use and evaluates the extent to which ... More


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