water management law Books

  • Rule: Reforming water governance

    This toolkit will introduce readers to the central role played by policy, law and institutions in designing and implementing good governance for water resources. It will guide users through approaches to reforming water governance, including useful mechanisms for incorporating environmental considerations into water laws and policies. It is ...

  • Law for water management: a guide to concepts and effective approaches

    FAO Legislative Studies # 101In recent decades, increased population and economic development have put a strain on the world's supply of freshwater. More people require water for more uses, whilst the amount and quality of existing freshwater resources have declined due to desertification, pollution and other effects of human activity. This book ...

  • Governance and Management for Sustainable Water Systems

    Increasing global pressure on water resources requires many actions from governments and individuals to achieve sustainable levels of water use.   These involve management tasks such as project development and utility operation, but the degree of interdependence among the many participants in water management is so great that additional regulatory ...

  • Climate Change and Water Resources

    Climate Change and Water Resources is written by expert authors from around the world and examines the full scope of climate change science, the impacts on the water sector, and all available mitigation and adaptation strategies. Each chapter provides an analysis of the issues raised and is supported by appropriate examples and case studies.   ...

  • Water Resources Perspectives: Evaluation, Management and Policy

    Many countries in the world have made great efforts, to remedy the water shortage, by providing financial and technical backing, for water desalination, treatment of wastewater and improved management and conservation techniques. Water ministries, universities and research centres have supported scientific research, and applied the most recent ...

  • Wet Growth: Should Water Law Control Land Use?

    It is unrealistic and unwise to believe that water law will or should govern land use decisions, or alternatively that land use planning and regulation will or should govern water management. Nonetheless, the initially unsettling question of whether one area of law and policy should control the other provokes discussion and reflection on both why ...

  • Watercourse Co-operation in Northern Europe

    One of the problems in global water management is the sharing of watercourses by neighbouring countries, a situation that continues to lead to many long-lasting conflicts. The authors of this book make a valuable contribution to ongoing attempts to find sustainable solutions to this problem and to the debate on global water scarcity in general. ...

  • Master Index (Environmental Law Series)

    Use this handy index to quickly locate material in the Environmental Law Series. It unifies and cross-references information and directs you to appropriate cross-references throughout the series. Titles include Clean Air Act Handbook; Defending Pesticides in Litigation; Environmental Regulation of Land Use; Environmental Science Deskbook; ...

  • Water Markets in Mexico: Opportunities and Constraints Free to Non-OECD Country

    In 1992, the Government of Mexico initiated a new national water law which decentralised water resources management and allowed the market transfer of water-use concessions between individual irrigators. These reforms were expected to improve water resources management through greater user participation in irrigation management, as well as to ...

  • Transboundary Water Resources: A Foundation for Regional Stability in Central Asia

    “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”H. G. WellsDespite a growing awareness of the importance of freshwater, human actions continue to degrade the freshwater ecosystems upon which we depend. Most regions of the world face serious impending problems related to the availability and efficient/equitable ...

  • Transboundary Water Resources: A Foundation for Regional Stability in Central Asia

    “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”H. G. WellsDespite a growing awareness of the importance of freshwater, human actions continue to degrade the freshwater ecosystems upon which we depend. Most regions of the world face serious impending problems related to the availability and efficient/equitable ...

  • Encyclopedia of Water Science (Print)

    The only source to provide full coverage of current debates in the field, the Encyclopedia offers professional expertise on vital issues including current laws and regulations, irrigation management, agricultural water economics, agroforestry, erosion control, nutrient best management practices, water ...

  • Salzman and Thompson`s Environmental Law and Policy, 2d (Concepts and Insights Series)

    The authors provide a broad conceptual overview of environmental law while also explaining the major statutes and cases. The first part of the book discusses the major themes and issues that cross-cut environmental law. The second part of the book examines the substance of environmental law, with separate sections on each of the major statutes. ...

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