Globalization of Water

Sharing the Planet's Freshwater Resources
Author: Arjen Y. Hoekstra,Ashok K. Chapagain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444360191
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Globalization of Water is a first-of-its-kind review of the critical relationship between globalization and sustainable water management. It explores the impact of international trade on local water depletion and pollution and identifies “water dependent” nations. Examines the critical link between water management and international trade, considering how local water depletion and pollution are often closely tied to the structure of the global economy Offers a consumer-based indicator of each nation’s water use: the water footprint Questions whether trade can enhance global water use efficiency, or whether it simply shifts the environmental burden to a distant location Highlights the hidden link between national consumption and the use of water resources across the globe, identifying the threats facing ‘water dependent’ countries worldwide Provides a state-of-the-art review and in-depth data source for a new field of knowledge

Water, Peace, and War

Confronting the Global Water Crisis
Author: Brahma Chellaney
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442221399
Category: Political Science
Page: 400
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This pioneering and authoritative study considers the profound impact of the growing global water crunch on international peace and security as well as possible ways to mitigate the crisis. Although water is essential to sustaining life and livelihoods, geostrategist Brahma Chellaney argues that it remains the world s most underappreciated and undervalued resource. One sobering fact is that the retail price of bottled water is already higher than the international spot price of crude oil. But unlike oil, water has no substitute, raising the specter of water becoming the next flashpoint for conflict. Water war as a concept may not mesh with the conventional construct of warfare, especially for those who plan with tanks, combat planes, and attack submarines as weapons. Yet armies don t necessarily have to march to battle to seize or defend water resources. Water wars in a political, diplomatic, or economic sense are already being waged between riparian neighbors in many parts of the world, fueling cycles of bitter recrimination, exacerbating water challenges, and fostering mistrust that impedes broader regional cooperation and integration. The danger is that these water wars could escalate to armed conflict or further limit already stretched food and energy production. Writing in a direct, nontechnical, and engaging style, Brahma Chellaney draws on a wide range of research from scientific and policy fields to examine the different global linkages between water and peace. Offering a holistic picture and integrated solutions, his book promises to become the recognized authority on the most precious natural resource of this century and how we can secure humankind s water future."

Eating, Drinking: Surviving

The International Year of Global Understanding - IYGU
Author: Peter Jackson,Walter E.L. Spiess,Farhana Sultana
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319424688
Category: Science
Page: 105
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This publication addresses the global challenges of food and water security in a rapidly changing and complex world. The essays highlight the links between bio-physical and socio-cultural processes, making connections between local and global scales, and focusing on the everyday practices of eating and drinking, essential for human survival. Written by international experts, each contribution is research-based but accessible to the general public.

People at the Well

Kinds, Usages and Meanings of Water in a Global Perspective
Author: Karlheinz Cless
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593396106
Category: Social Science
Page: 316
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Water is never just H2O. It is always more. It has its own ways of world-making and is much more than just a substance or a commodity. Water is also a focal point of religious meanings and inspires cultural practices. The book shows the different forms, the wide range and the impressive diversity of people ́s dealings with water in different cultures. It presents case studies from various parts of the world, staging problems about changing accessibility of water and the expectations of men and women at different places. While focusing on the micro level the transdisciplinary approach highlights the fundamental differences of water related meanings and practices.

Government and the Environment

The Role of the Modern State in the Face of Global Challenges
Author: Laura Castellucci
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136210849
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 184
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In the today’s global "commercial society" an inquiry into the economic role of government is gaining momentum. Many crucial goods for the wellbeing of a society are not "commercial", national security and clean air are great examples. This means that the economic role of government is not limited to cure the so called "market failures" but it has to provide for non-commercial goods. Unfortunately in the last few decades the decline of the political-economic culture of western post-industrial societies has left scope for people to blindly believe in a free, deregulated market. This book brings the culture of the state in from the cold, by confronting readers at the start with the necessity of recognizing the fundamental difference between private commercial interests, whose provision rests on the culture of profit, and public shared interests, whose provision rests on the culture of the state. This book also explores how much individual wellbeing does depend on both. The only chance for public shared interests, with their non-profit nature, to successfully keep their ground in the face of the overwhelming power of private commercial/financial interests, lies in regenerating a political-economic state culture whereby governments and policy makers/politicians understand their responsibility and social function to consist primarily in pursuing the satisfaction of the formers and not in acting on behalf of the latter.

The Water Footprint Assessment Manual

Setting the Global Standard
Author: Maite M. Aldaya,Ashok K. Chapagain,Arjen Y. Hoekstra,Mesfin M. Mekonnen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136538526
Page: 192
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition

Author: Vijay P. Singh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071835105
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1808
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Fully Updated Hydrology Principles, Methods, and Applications Thoroughly revised for the first time in 50 years, this industry-standard resource features chapter contributions from a “who’s who” of international hydrology experts. Compiled by a colleague of the late Dr. Chow, Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers scientific and engineering fundamentals and presents all-new methods, processes, and technologies. Complete details are provided for the full range of ecosystems and models. Advanced chapters look to the future of hydrology, including climate change impacts, extraterrestrial water, social hydrology, and water security. Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers: · The Fundamentals of Hydrology · Data Collection and Processing · Hydrology Methods · Hydrologic Processes and Modeling · Sediment and Pollutant Transport · Hydrometeorologic and Hydrologic Extremes · Systems Hydrology · Hydrology of Large River and Lake Basins · Applications and Design · The Future of Hydrology

Linkages of Sustainability

Author: T. E. Graedel,E. van der Voet
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
Category: Science
Page: 532
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Experts discuss the multiple components of sustainability, the constraints imposed bytheir linkages, and the necessity of taking a comprehensive view.

Livestock in a Changing Landscape, Volume 1

Drivers, Consequences, and Responses
Author: Henning Steinfeld,Harold A. Mooney,Fritz Schneider,Laurie E. Neville
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597266703
Category: Nature
Page: 416
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The rapidly changing nature of animal production systems, especially increasing intensification and globalization, is playing out in complex ways around the world. Over the last century, livestock keeping evolved from a means of harnessing marginal resources to produce items for local consumption to a key component of global food chains. Livestock in a Changing Landscape offers a comprehensive examination of these important and far-reaching trends. The books are an outgrowth of a collaborative effort involving international nongovernmental organizations including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Swiss College of Agriculture (SHL), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), and the Scientific Committee for Problems of the Environment (SCOPE). Volume 1 examines the forces shaping change in livestock production and management; the resulting impacts on landscapes, land use, and social systems; and potential policy and management responses. Volume 2 explores needs and draws experience from region-specific contexts and detailed case studies. The case studies describe how drivers and consequences of change play out in specific geographical areas, and how public and private responses are shaped and implemented. Together, the volumes present new, sustainable approaches to the challenges created by fundamental shifts in livestock management and production, and represent an essential resource for policy makers, industry managers, and academics involved with this issue.

The New and Changing Transatlanticism

Politics and Policy Perspectives
Author: Laurie Buonanno,Natalia Cuglesan,Keith Henderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136266461
Category: Political Science
Page: 364
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The European Union and the US are currently negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), with potentially enormous economic gains for both partners. Experts from the European Union and the US explore not only the groundwork laid for TTIP under the "New Transatlanticism," but also the key variables – economic, cultural, institutional, and political – shaping transatlantic policy outcomes. Divided into four parts, Part I, consisting of three chapters, contextualizes the transatlantic relationship with an historical survey, contemporary foreign relations and policy, and cultural dynamics. Together, these chapters provide the background for understanding the evolving nature of the EU–US relationship. Part II of this volume focuses on governance and comprises two chapters – one on transatlantic governance and the other administrative culture. Part III consists of six policy chapters: competition, trade, transport, mobility regimes, financial services regulation, and GMOs. Part IV, consisting of three chapters, explores prospects and challenges associated with transatlanticism, including the TTIP. The last chapter concludes with lessons learned and future challenges with respect to policy convergence; the nature of the EU–US relationship; power, resources, and bargaining within the transatlantic partnership; and, an assessment of the future of deeper cooperation and integration. This insightful account into policy cooperation between the EU and the US is a welcomed resource for policy specialists oriented toward comparative public policy wishing to enter the arena of Transatlantic Studies.

Conquering Carbon

Carbon Emissions, Carbon Markets and the Consumer
Author: Felicia Jackson
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Uk Limited
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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As the international community works towards a new climate agreement as a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, it is essential that individuals start to understand and take responsibility for their own carbon footprints. Conquering Carbon provides a clear analysis of the role of carbon in our economy and the direct effects of our actions on it. Exploring such key issues as the cost to the environment of humankind living beyond its means, the reasons for and against setting a price for carbon and the alternatives available, Conquering Carbon also looks at the possibilities for decarbonising our world and what the individual can do to effect change. By examining the major players in the carbon markets and looking at countries, companies and consumers' actions and the reasons behind these decisions, Conquering Carbon enables people to take action on an individual basis, which expert Felicia Jackson argues is the ultimate consumer act.

Water in a Changing World

Author: World Water Assessment Programme (United Nations)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781844078400
Category: Nature
Page: 318
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A global assessment of the state of freshwater resources.

National Geographic EarthPulse

Author: N.A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Science
Page: 120
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John Wiley & Sons and National Geographic publish this visual report on trends in the world, EarthPulse. EarthPulse is a breath-taking pictorial about movements affecting and influencing our global society. Utilizing full-color imagery and National Geographic photographs, EarthPulse takes you on a journey of discovery covering topics such as The Human Condition, Our Relationship with Nature, and Our Connected World. Illustrated by specific examples, each section focuses on trends affecting our world today. Included are extensive full-color world and regional maps for reference. Updated annually, EarthPulse will keep readers informed about the fast-paced and ever-changing world.

S + F

Vierteljahresschrift für Sicherheit und Frieden
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Peace
Page: N.A
View: 5995

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Blaues Gold

das globale Geschäft mit dem Wasser
Author: Maude Barlow,Tony Clarke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783888973758
Page: 334
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Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics

Author: Paul G. Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135090580
Category: Political Science
Page: 560
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This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of Global Environmental Politics. It brings together leading international academic experts and features 40 chapters that: Describe the history of global environmental politics as a discipline and explain the various theories and perspectives used by scholars and students to understand it. Examine the key actors and institutions in global environmental politics, explaining the role of states, international organizations, regimes, international law, foreign policy institutions, domestic politics, corporations and transnational actors. Address the ideas and themes shaping the practice and study of global environmental politics, including sustainability, consumption, expertise, uncertainty, security, diplomacy, North-South relations, globalisation, justice, ethics, participation and citizenship. Assess the key issues and policies within global environmental politics, including energy, climate change, ozone depletion, air pollution, acid rain, sustainable transport, persistent organic pollutants, hazardous wastes, water, rivers, wetlands, oceans, fisheries, marine mammals, biodiversity, migratory species, natural heritage, forests, desertification, food and agriculture. With an in-depth new preface by the Editor, this edition of the handbook is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of environmental politics, environmental studies, environmental science, geography, international relations and political science.