Competition for Water Resources

Author: Jadwiga R Ziolkowska
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128032383
Format: PDF, ePub
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Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the U.S. and Europe addresses the escalation of global issues regarding water scarcity and the necessary, cost-effective strategies that must be put in place in order to deal with escalating water crisis. The book evaluates use and competition for water resources in the U.S. and Europe, emphasizing the problems and challenges of dealing with tradeoffs in water. In addition, the book discusses water management strategies that can be used to optimize water use and allocation, mitigate water scarcity, and adapt to water scarcity. Supplementing the numerous case studies, the book includes lessons learned from applying specific strategies and approaches. This comprehensive overview and comparison of management practices across two continents is an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and educators in water. Provides a national and regional perspective through the use of country specific case study examples Includes a comparative analysis between the U.S. and Europe, illustrating experiences in water management from two sides of the Atlantic Covers interdisciplinary topics related to water, such as agriculture and energy

Water Risk Hotspots for Agriculture

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Publisher: IWA Publishing
ISBN: 1780409362
Format: PDF
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Agriculture is expected to face increasing water risks that will impact production, markets, trade and food security - risks that can be mitigated with targeted policy actions on water hotspots. This report develops the hotspot approach, provides an application at the global scale, and presents a mitigation policy action plan. The People’s Republic of China, India and the United States are identified as countries facing the greatest water risks for agriculture production globally. A global simulation shows that, in the absence of action, water risks in Northeast China, Northwest India and the Southwest United States in particular could have significant production, price and trade consequences. Agriculture water risks could also result in broader socio-economic and food security concerns. Farmers, agro food companies, and governments can all play a role in responding to water risks at hotspot locations. A three-tier policy action plan is proposed to confront water risk hotspots, encompassing targeted responses, adapted national policies, strengthened market integration and international collaboration.

The State of the World s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136498877
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture is FAO's first flagship publication on the global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published every three to five years, and targeted at senior level decision makers in agriculture as well as in other sectors. SOLAW is aimed at sensitizing its target audience on the status of land resources at global and regional levels and FAO's viewpoint on appropriate recommendations for policy formulation. SOLAW focuses on these key dimensions of analysis: (i) quantity, quality of land and water resources, (ii) the rate of use and sustainable management of these resources in the context of relevant socio-economic driving factors and concerns, including food security and poverty, and climate change. This is the first time that a global, baseline status report on land and water resources has been made. It is based on several global spatial databases (e.g. land suitability for agriculture, land use and management, land and water degradation and depletion) for which FAO is the world-recognized data source. Topical and emerging issues on land and water are dealt with in an integrated rather than sectoral manner. The implications of the status and trends are used to advocate remedial interventions which are tailored to major farming systems within different geographic regions.

Two Centuries of Experience in Water Resources Management

Author: John Lonnquest
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PROUCT- OVERSTOCK SALE - Significantly reduced list price. "Two Centuries of Experience in Water Resources Management: A Dutch-U.S. Retrospective, "tells a trans-Atlantic story. Its chiefprotagonists are two established and respectedfederal water resources organizations the UnitedStates Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the DutchRijkswaterstaat. Founded more than 200 years ago, both organizations have a complex institutional history. These histories are geographically and culturallyspecific, but overlap in substantively important ways. Although the United States and the Netherlands maintaina long tradition of political, economic, and technicalcooperation, only recently have these institutionsformally engaged one another in meaningful forms of direct and collaborative interaction. Related Products: Drainage Manual is available here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/024-003-00177-5 Converging Waters: Integrating Collaborative Modeling With Participatory Processes to Make Water Resources Decisions can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-022-00349-5 Ground Water Manual: A Guide for the Investigation, Development, and Management of Ground-Water Resources can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/024-003-00179-1 Taking Stock of Your Water System: A Simple Asset Inventory for Very Small Drinking Water Systems is available here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/055-000-00701-2"

Living in the Environment Principles Connections and Solutions

Author: G. Miller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495556718
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this current, thought-provoking environmental science textbook,G. Tyler Miller and new coauthor Scott Spoolman bring theconcept of sustainability to the forefront. Students are engagedand motivated with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. As the authors showcase four scientific principles of sustainability, they immerse students in the many practical steps they, as individuals, can take toward more sustainable lifestyles. The book’s new concept-centered format transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management

Author: Dominic Stucker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136200398
Format: PDF, ePub
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The impacts of human-induced climate change are largely mediated by water, such as alterations in precipitation and glacial melt patterns, variations in river flow, increased occurrence of droughts and floods, and sea level rise in densely populated coastal areas. Such phenomena impact both urban and rural communities in developed, emerging, and developing countries. Taking a systems approach, this book analyzes evidence from 26 countries and identifies common barriers and bridges for local adaptation to climate change through water resources management. It includes a global set of case studies from places experiencing increased environmental and social pressure due to population growth, development and migration, including in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. All chapters consider the crosscutting themes of adaptive capacity, equity, and sustainability. These point to resilient water allocation policies and practices that are capable of protecting social and environmental interests, whilst ensuring the efficient use of an often-scarce resource.

The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy

Author: Ken Conca
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199335087
Format: PDF, ePub
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