water innovation Books

  • Sink or Swim: A Fresh Approach to Business and Water in Tomorrow's Companies (Young Management Team 2003)

    Recognizing the importance of contributing to the Millennium Development Goals, the YMT 2003 selected water as their key theme and worked to discover different perspectives on the value of water, and innovation and opportunities in meeting sustainable development ...

  • Water and Cities: Ensuring Sustainable Futures

    This report focuses on the urban water management challenges facing cities across OECD countries, and explores both national and local policy responses with respect to water-risk exposure, the state of urban infrastructures and dynamics, and institutional and governance architectures. The analyses focus on ...

  • Water Governance in OECD Countries

    Water Governance in OECD Countries: A Multilevel Approach addresses multilevel governance challenges in water policy implementation and identifies good practices for coordinating water policy across ministries, between levels of government, and across local actors at subnational level. Based on a ...

  • M29 Water Utility Capital Financing, Fourth Edition

    Written for both public and investor-owned utilities, AWWA M29 Water Utility Capital Financing, Fourth edition addresses both traditional and innovative utility financing alternatives to meet both short- and long-term capital requirements. M29 covers timely concerns such as inflation, growth-related ...

  • OECD Water Policy and Finance Set

    Special Offer: OECD Water Policy & Finance Set Purchase all four reports together and save over 30% on buying separately. Includes: Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) April 2011 - ISBN: 9781780400112 Innovative Financing Mechanisms for the ...

  • Innovative Financing Mechanisms for the Water Sector

    Part of OECD Water Policy and Finance Set - Buy all four reports and save over 30% on buying separately! This report examines innovative mechanisms that can help attract new financial resources into water and sanitation services. In particular, it focuses on mobilising market-based repayable financing (such as ...

  • Governance and Complexity in Water Management

    Careful reconsideration of strategies to achieve water management ambitions, together with a more in-depth knowledge of the theories and practices of boundary spanning, could bring solutions for contemporary water problems within reach. Governance and Complexity in Water Management incorporates conceptual, ...

  • Water service provision for the peri-urban poor in post-conflict Angola

    One of the important challenges of post-war reconstruction is to provide more and better quality basic services, such as water. Previous attempts at upgrading main supply systems to accommodate peri-urban areas have been overwhelmed by the explosive demographic growth of Angola’s major cities brought about by ...

  • Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment: A Watershed Perspective

    As a wetland of international importance located in China ,the Poyang Lake Basin´s incredible topographical and biological diversity has provided a congregating point for scientists from around the world to engage in cross-disciplinary research. In particular, the International Conference on Poyang Lake Complex Environment System was instrumental in bringing together scholars from China, North ...

  • Public Private Partnerships in the Water Sector

    Public sector funding and resources are often inadequate to meet increasing demands for investment and effective management, and a growing case history shows increasing involvement by the private sector in provision of infrastructure and services through PPP arrangements. The objective of this book is to determine, and make recommendations on, means of optimizing the use of Public Private ...

  • Creating and Protecting Zambia's Wealth: Experience and next steps in environmental mainstreaming

    How much does Zambia benefit from its rich forests, wildlife, soils and water – and what more could it do to ensure the protection and wise use of these ‘environmental assets’? Where environment and poverty problems are becoming increasingly severe, such questions need to be answered urgently. To ...

  • Water Institutions: Policies, Performance and Prospects

    This study is a major first attempt to address the many issues associated with the institutional innovation in water resource management comprehensively and in depth. It is a global survey and assessment of the structure, evolution, and performance of water institutions in regional, national, and ...

  • Integrated Water Resources Management in a Changing World

    This volume presents a selection of the main contributions made to the international conference on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) entitled ‘Management of Water in a Changing World: Lessons Learnt and Innovative Perspectives’ that was held from 12 to 13 October 2011 in Dresden, Germany. The book ...

  • Proceedings of the International Symposium on Efficient Water use in Urban Areas - Innovative ways of finding water for cities: IETC Report 9

    Proceedings of the International Symposium on Efficient Water Use in Urban Areas - Innovative Ways of Finding Water for Cities. In June 1999, IETC organised an international symposium on "Efficient Water Use in Urban Areas" in Kobe, Japan. The symposium was aimed at enhancing the capacity of urban ...

  • Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment: A Watershed Perspective

    As a wetland of international importance located in China ,the Poyang Lake Basin's incredible topographical and biological diversity has provided a congregating point for scientists from around the world to engage in cross-disciplinary research. In particular, the International Conference on Poyang Lake Complex Environment System was instrumental in bringing together scholars from China, North ...

  • Water Sensitive Cities

    Today’s urban water managers are faced with an unprecedented set of issues that call for a different approach to urban water management. These include the urgent changes needed to respond to climate change, population growth, growing resource constraints, and rapidly increasing global urbanization. Not ...

  • Where the Land is Greener: Case studies and analysis of soil and water conservation initiatives worldwide.

    Various land use categories are covered here – cropland, as well as forest and grazing land. The technologies range from terraces to agroforestry systems; from rehabilitation of common pastures to conservation agriculture; from vermiculture to water harvesting. Several are well established successes – ...

  • Integrated Urban Water Resources Management

    Growing populations and rising standards of living exert stress on water supply and the quality of drinking water. Some of these pressures can be reduced by demand management and water and wastewater reuse. In wastewater management, new challenges are caused by new chemicals of concern, including endocrine ...

  • Integrated Urban Water Resources Management

    Growing populations and rising standards of living exert stress on water supply and the quality of drinking water. Some of these pressures can be reduced by demand management and water and wastewater reuse. In wastewater management, new challenges are caused by new chemicals of concern, including endocrine ...

  • Osmotic Power: A Primer

    It’s still very early, but interest is growing in technologies to make electricity from osmosis. Osmotic-power technologies capture energy created when salt water and fresh water mix, a process that happens naturally in deltas and estuaries around the world. But can these technologies overcome ...

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