Regulatory Frameworks for Dam Safety

Author: Daniel D. Bradlow
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082135695X
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'Regulatory Frameworks for Dam Safety' was conceived and prepared in response to growing concern over the safety of dams. Given the large number of dams around the world, the safe operation of dams has significant social, economic, and environmental relevance. A dam failure can result in extremely adverse impacts, including a large-scale loss of human life. For countries with large stocks of dams, the issue of dam safety is critical. The book examines the dam safety regulatory frameworks of 22 countries. It draws comparisons and highlights similarities among the various systems. Most important, it identifies essential elements, desirable features, and emerging trends for dam safety regulatory frameworks. The authors are leading experts in their fields. Daniel Bradlow is professor and director of the International Legal Studies Program at the Washington College of Law at American University and was a consultant to the World Commission on Dams. Alessandro Palmieri is Lead Dam Specialist in the Quality Assurance and Compliance Unit of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Vice Presidency at the World Bank. Salman Salman is Lead Counsel in the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development and International Law Group of the World Bank's Legal Vice Presidency and has published extensively in the area of water law.

Regulatory Frameworks for Water Resources Management

Author: Salman M. A. Salman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821365207
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This title examines how regulatory frameworks have addressed the various basic issues related to water resources management, and provides a comparative analysis of those issues. It elicits and discusses what it considers are the essential elements for a regulatory framework for water resources management, and identifies some emerging trends.

The World Bank Policy for Projects on International Waterways

Author: Salman M. A. Salman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821379542
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This book deals with the evolution and context of the Bank policy for projects on international waterways. It starts with a brief description of how the Bank faced the challenges stemming from such projects, and the different approaches deliberated by the Bank that led to the issuance of the first policy in 1956. The Book then reviews the implementation experience and analyzes the principles and procedures, as well as the main features of each of the policies issued in 1956, 1965 and 1985. The principles of international water law prevailing at each stage of the policy updates are examined and.

The UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

Author: Attila Tanzi
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: 900429158X
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The UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes provides invaluable insights into the contribution of this international agreement towards transboundary water cooperation via its legal provisions, accompanying institutional arrangements and subsidiary policy mechanisms.

Regulatory Frameworks for Water Resources Management

Author: Salman M. A. Salman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821365207
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This title examines how regulatory frameworks have addressed the various basic issues related to water resources management, and provides a comparative analysis of those issues. It elicits and discusses what it considers are the essential elements for a regulatory framework for water resources management, and identifies some emerging trends.

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

Author: Walter Leal Filho
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642311105
Format: PDF, ePub
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​There has been some degree of reluctance in the past to consider disaster risk management within the mainstream of adaptation to climate variability and climate change. However, there is now wide recognition of the need to incorporate disaster risk management concerns in dealing with such phenomena. There is also a growing awareness of the necessity for a multi-sectoral approach in managing the effects of climate variability and climate change, since this can lead to a significant reduction of risk. This book presents the latest findings from scientific research on climate variation, climate change and their links with disaster risk management. It showcases projects and other initiatives in this field that are being undertaken in both industrialised and developing countries, by universities and scientific institutions, government bodies, national and international agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders. Finally, it discusses current and future challenges, identifying opportunities and highlighting the still unrealised potential for promoting better understanding of the connections between climate variation, climate change and disaster risk management worldwide.

The Legal Framework for Water Users Associations

Author: Salman M. A. Salman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821339084
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Recent experience confirms that participation of farmers in managing parts of an irrigation system and collecting water charges usually results in a more efficient use of water. To be effective, farmers in the hydraulic unit would need to organize themselves by establishing a "water users" association. This paper presents a comparative study of the legal framework for these associations in Colombia, India, Mexico, Nepal, the Philippines, and Turkey. Building on the theory that participation of farmers in managing and operating parts of an irrigation system will result in an optimum use of water, the document analyzes in a comparative manner how each of these countries addressed the basic aspects related to the establishment and functioning of such associations. Additional emphasis is placed on the collection of water charges.

The Transit Regime for Landlocked States

Author: Kishor Uprety
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082136300X
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& Quot;The Transit Regime for Landlocked States" assesses the strengths and limits of existing international law related to the free access of landlocked states to and from the sea. The book analyzes whether the provisions of international law satisfy the economic demands of landlocked states, the majority of which are among the world's poorest nations. The book reviews the several principles of international law that dominated the evolution of the rights of access. It discusses both general and specific conventions, as well as treaty regimes emanating therefrom, and examines some restrict.

Water Justice

Author: Rutgerd Boelens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107179084
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An overview of critical conceptual approaches to water justice, illustrated with global historic and contemporary case studies of socio-environmental struggles.