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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


Managing the Global Commons: Principles and Practice

Graciela Chichilnisky

in Global Environmental Commons: Analytical and Political Challenges in Building Governance Mechanisms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656202
eISBN:
9780191742149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656202.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter proposes the creation of global market mechanisms to forestall the rapid and possibly irreversible loss of species and ecosystems. Several distinct mechanisms are proposed here, each ... More


Go with the Flow: Lessons From Water Management and Water Markets for Essential Resources

Vanessa Casado-Pérez

in Governing Access to Essential Resources

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172783
eISBN:
9780231540766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172783.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Cassado-Pérez investigates water markets and, like Dagan, suggests that the market mechanism can be put to use for allocating scarce water resources as long as it is properly governed. Her empirical ... More


Decentralization, Water Rights, and Markets: Bridging the Technology–Policy Gap in Indian Irrigation

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent

in Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Based on research in the warabandi and shejpali systems of irrigation prevalent in north-west and western India, this chapter proposes due consideration of technology in policy and institutional ... More


The Future 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/9780300224436.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This concluding chapter looks at the future of water. There are two possible paths for managing water. First, if the world continues with inadequate governance and institutions, incorrect market ... More


Enacting Water Scarcity in Chennai

Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race

in Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029414
eISBN:
9780262329521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029414.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter traces the interplay of water scarcity and water abundance in the development of bottled water markets in Chennai, India. This is a city without secure public water supply and with very ... More


Water Institutions and Agriculture

Barton H. Thompson, Jr

in The Evolving Sphere of Food Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199354054
eISBN:
9780199398959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354054.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter focuses on nations that suffer from a “difficult” hydrology, involving combinations of inter-annual and intra-annual variability in surface flows, as well as geographic variability within ... More


Watershed Development and Water Marketing

Anindita Sarkar

in Economic Geography: Volume 1: Land, Water, and Agriculture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458417
eISBN:
9780199086757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458417.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

While watershed development programmes in India are increasingly being understood as an integrated approach for rural development, the rise in water demand combined with the decline in water supplies ... More


Changing Measures: How Expert Metrics Change Water

Eric P. Perramond

in Unsettled Waters: Rights, Law, and Identity in the American West

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299351
eISBN:
9780520971127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299351.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

To implement adjudication, the state devised and imposed new metrics and measures. Particular places in New Mexico were fundamental to the state and federal efforts to create a new science of water ... More


The River Commons

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter takes a look at the future and the evolution of a wholly different concept of the way we interact with rivers. In particular, it considers the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and the ... More


Natural resource management: steering not rowing against the current in the Murray-Darling Basin

Daniel Connell

in Australian public policy: Progressive ideas in the neo-liberal ascendency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447312673
eISBN:
9781447312703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312673.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Recent water reform in the Murray-Darling Basin has been strongly influenced by neo-liberal principles. Introduced in the 1990s the water market allowed irrigators to reduce the potential impact of a ... More


Conclusion: Achieving Water Security

Rhett B. Larson

in Just Add Water: Solving the World's Problems Using its Most Precious Resource

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190948009
eISBN:
9780190948016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948009.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

Bruce Lee, in speaking of his martial arts philosophy, said, “Be formless, shapeless—like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle. ... More


Freshwater Ecosystem Security and Climate Change

Jamie Pittock, C. Max Finlayson, and Simon Linke

in Freshwater Ecology and Conservation: Approaches and Techniques

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198766384
eISBN:
9780191820908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766384.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this chapter we review techniques that managers may use to respond to climate change. First, modelling the impacts of climate change on freshwater ecosystems is discussed. While hydro-climatic ... More


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