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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


What Won’t Work: Tradeof-Blind Biotechnology

R. Ford Denison

in Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139500
eISBN:
9781400842810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139500.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter considers the challenge of improving crop resource-use efficiency using biotechnology or traditional plant breeding. It argues that some of biotechnology's stated goals, such as more ... More


The Establishment of Modern Riparian Doctrine

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/9780199207602.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the influence of civilian and American riparian doctrine in the 19th century. It then discusses the rights to underground watercourses, and the assignability ... More


Groundwater Irrigation Development, Conjunctive Use, and the Evolution of Water Use Complexes in the Nepalese Terai

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/9780198082927.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Though irrigation policy stresses the need to promote conjunctive water management, interventions in groundwater and surface water are often completely isolated from each other. This chapter ... 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


Servitude Doctrine in Early Law

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/9780199207602.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Water rights in England developed first through the application of title and nuisance actions to land-use disputes, and then by the adaptation of Roman law doctrine as lawyers categorized the results ... More


Water Management Institutions and Policies for 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/9780198065364.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the institution and policies for water management in India. It analyses data on sustainable water use index and explores the range of economic instruments and institutional ... More


The Common Law of Riparian Rights 1580–1750

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/9780199207602.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses conceptions of water law in the 15th and 16th centuries. Topics covered include the use of the maxim sic utere tuo ut alienum non laedas to explain natural rights, protection ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199207602.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter argues that the history of English riparian law is a story of the evolution of institutions and agencies able effectively to enforce the norms of commons management. Those norms and ... More


Changing Water Use Hydrology

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/9780198065364.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the changes in water use hydrology in India, focusing on the issues of transboundary water management. It analyses how the green and blue water use for agriculture in the ... 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


Water Resources

S.K. Sharma

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/9780199458417.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Researches on water resources focused on assessing the availability and increasing efficiency of uses of water resources. Issues related to irrigation, interlinking of rivers, conflict of interests, ... More


A Global Crisis in Water Management

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/9780300224436.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores the social and economic implications of rising global water use and scarcity. In the near future, many countries, regions, and populations may face rising costs of exploiting ... More


Reforming Governance and Institutions

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/9780300224436.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter studies the reform of water institutions and governance. Reforming governance and institutions to meet the challenge of growing water scarcity and competing demands is at the heart of ... More


Technological Choices for Reducing Water Demand in Different Urban Landscapes

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Thirsty Cities: How Indian Cities Can Meet their Water Needs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099550
eISBN:
9780199084517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099550.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter first deals with the various physical factors that influence the performance of wastewater treatment technologies; degrees of treatment possible with these technologies in the most ... More


The Water of the United States: Freshwater Availability and Use

Peter H. Gleick

in A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199859443
eISBN:
9780190252632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199859443.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses some basic characteristics that determine many of the current and future water challenges of the US. Topics covered include freshwater availability; freshwater use; changing ... More


Water and Agriculture

Juliet Christian-Smith

in A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199859443
eISBN:
9780190252632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199859443.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses historic and current trends in agricultural water use and presents national data in order to understand large-scale, long-term agricultural water supply and quality trends. It ... More


Water Matters

Mary Arden

in Common Law and Modern Society: Keeping Pace with Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755845
eISBN:
9780191816970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755845.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores select theories of a highly complex and comprehensive category of law—water rights. Water law in general remains somewhat under-researched despite the fact that water is a ... 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


Tamarisk: Ecohydrology of a Successful Plant

Pamela L. Nagler and Edward P. Glenn

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the ecohydrology of tamarisk, with particular emphasis on water use, salt tolerance, potential for salinizing flood plains, drought tolerance and rooting depths, and ecological ... More


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