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Water Institutional Reforms in Developing Countries: Insights, Evidences, and Case Studies

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:
10.1093/0199298009.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While institutional reforms are critical for developing countries to enhance and sustain the economic and environmental contributions of their water sector, undertaking them is not an easy task in ... More


Water Governance

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/9780195374131.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the status of world water resources. It identifies uneven water distribution, pollution, salinization, droughts, and floods as typical problems in many ... More


Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Rohan D'Souza

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The volume deals with major debates in India’s environmental history. It critiques existing discourse by discussing colonial flood control strategies in eastern India, especially Orissa Delta. It ... More


The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management

Edward B. Barbier

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300224436
eISBN:
9780300240573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224436.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Water is essential to life, yet humankind's relationship with water is complex. For millennia, we have perceived it as abundant and easily accessible. But water shortages are fast becoming a ... More


Ending the Underpricing of Water

Edward B. Barbier

in The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300224436
eISBN:
9780300240573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224436.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter addresses the challenge of the chronic underpricing of water resources. In a world of rising water scarcity, the underpricing of water is anathema to good water management. There is ... More


Discourse on Water Management in India

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/9780198065364.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with the discourse on water management problems in India. It emphasizes the reality of India's water crisis and comments on the proposition that the best approach to deal with ... More


Introduction: The Water Paradox

Edward B. Barbier

in The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300224436
eISBN:
9780300240573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224436.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the water paradox. Water is essential to life and freshwater on this planet has always been limited. This would suggest that, if water is the most ... More


Water in the Modern Era: Toward a Global Crisis?

Edward B. Barbier

in The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300224436
eISBN:
9780300240573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224436.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter looks at the use of water in the modern economy, focusing on the period from the 1900s to the present day. Throughout human history, economic progress has been linked with increased ... More


Introduction

Hannah Boast

in Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443807
eISBN:
9781474491310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443807.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Introduction provides an overview of key hydropolitical issues in Israel/Palestine. It situates contemporary debates over topics including desalination, greenwashing, water crisis and water wars ... More


Supporting Innovations

Edward B. Barbier

in The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300224436
eISBN:
9780300240573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224436.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter assesses the role of innovation in averting the global water crisis. Recent technical advances—such as desalinization of saltwater, geographical information systems (GIS), and remote ... More


Childhood Lead Poisoning and Other People’s Children

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines childhood lead poisoning, which causes severe and irreversible cognitive and nervous system impairment, as well as behavioral problems, in more than half a million American ... More


The Strait: A Tale of Two Cities

Rebecca J. Kinney

in Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit As America's Postindustrial Frontier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697564
eISBN:
9781452955162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697564.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Beautiful Wasteland concludes by wrapping together the work of the narratives of focus into a final discussion of Detroit and its contemporary relationship to water. Detroit in the second decade of ... More


Epilogue

Karla Slocum

in Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469653976
eISBN:
9781469653990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653976.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The epilogue provides an update on social, economic, political and environmental conditions in Black towns—including a water crisis, fracking, and the Trump election--after the author’s research ... More


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