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A Water Perspective on Population, Environment, and Development

Malin Falkenmark

in The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 1

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240692
eISBN:
9780191714269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240692.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter attempts to integrate population growth, environment, and development, taking as its starting point that fact that the water-cycle may be seen as the central clockwork of the biosphere. ... More


Water Scarcity as a Source of Crises

ASHOK SWAIN

in War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297390
eISBN:
9780191685323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the importance of water for human survival and economic development and the role of water scarcity as a source of crises or humanitarian emergencies. It mentions studies about ... 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


International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use Across Political Boundaries

Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283077
eISBN:
9780520958906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283077.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides an interdisciplinary approach for considering international water management under conditions of increased scarcity and variability (both present and future as a result of climate ... More


Introduction: Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Water Management—Match or Mismatch?

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/9780198082927.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

In recent years we can see a growing pressure on land and water resources, increasing water scarcity, and intensifying competition between sectors, water uses, and water users. Processes of ... More


Water Scarcity on a Blue Planet

Mark New

in Is the Planet Full?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199677771
eISBN:
9780191757235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677771.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 7 explores the implications of continued population growth for water availability, particularly under the new stresses of climate change. Per capita water consumption mirrored population ... More


The Changing Water Scenario of 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/9780198065364.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents an estimate of water requirement in India from 1990 to 2025. The estimates are based on the premise that the water demand in some sectors would be driven by the long-term ... More


Summary, Conclusions, and Policy Implications

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/9780198065364.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on water management problems in India. The findings reveal that very little is known about the nature and magnitude of water scarcity, the causes ... More


Conclusion and Policy Implications

Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar

in International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use Across Political Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283077
eISBN:
9780520958906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283077.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter highlights several important empirical conclusions that emerge from the chapters of the book. First, the statistical analysis investigating the linkages among water availability ... More


Global Freshwater and Food Security in the Face of Potential Adversity

Upmanu Lall

in Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679362
eISBN:
9780191758430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679362.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Reliable access to water is a primary constraint for agricultural productivity and hence for food security. This is a significant issue in the tropics and sub-tropics, especially in regions with a ... More


“Water Is More Important than Oil”

Mark L. Clifford

in The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166089
eISBN:
9780231539203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166089.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter highlights three different actions that some governments and companies are taking in the face of water scarcity, deforestation, and other environmental challenges. The first is the Ayala ... More


Water

Kenneth A. Reinert

in No Small Hope: Towards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190499440
eISBN:
9780190499471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499440.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers water as a basic good that satisfies critical basic human needs for drinking, hygiene, and food preparation. It considers the widespread nature of water deprivation and the ... 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


The Root Causes of Humanitarian Emergencies

FRANCES STEWART

in War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297390
eISBN:
9780191685323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explains the coverage of book, which is about the role war, hunger, and displacement as the main causes of humanitarian emergencies. This book examines the political and economic causes ... More


Greening Gulf Landscapes: Economic Opportunities, Social Trade-Offs, and Sustainability Challenges

Ali El-Keblawy

in Environmental Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190916688
eISBN:
9780190942984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916688.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Gulf states have paid too much effort toward the greening of cities and too little to fundamentally changing the way they see agricultural lands and deteriorated natural habitats. Most of the ... More


The Environmental Challenges in South Asia: Regional Cooperation for Adaptation Strategies

Leena Srivastava

in Democracy, Sustainable Development, and Peace: New Perspectives on South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092346
eISBN:
9780199082834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092346.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines environmental challenges with respect to the major socio-economic sectors in South Asia and indicate some of the adaptation strategies required to face the challenges at both ... More


Water for Life, Not for Coca-Cola: Transnational Systems of Capital and Activism

Amanda Ciafone

in The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786437
eISBN:
9780814786451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786437.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how India's activists employed transnational mobilization to protest Coca-Cola's exploitation of groundwater in the production of bottled drinks amid a growing national crisis ... More


The World’s Poorest People

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley

in High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

By almost any measure sub-Saharan Africa lacks even the most basic infrastructure to meet the needs of the almost one billion people living here. This chapter examines the links among water ... More


Making the Panama Canal Watershed

Ashley Carse

in Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the history and politics of watershed management around the Panama Canal. It situates the emergence of canal-related water scarcity concerns and the new administrative ... More


Deceptions of Development

Richa Kumar

in Rethinking Revolutions: Soyabean, Choupals, and the Changing Countryside in Central India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465330
eISBN:
9780199087013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465330.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter is a historical overview which explores multiple, often competing, visions of development that are embodied in the yellow revolution from the perspective of a variety of actors that are ... More


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