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The Water Footprint Assessment Manual
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

The Water Footprint Assessment Manual

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-08-21
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  • Publisher: Routledge

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Integrated Water Resources Management in the 21st Century: Revisiting the paradigm
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 322

Integrated Water Resources Management in the 21st Century: Revisiting the paradigm

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-03-03
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Integrated water resources management advocates a coordinated approach for managing water resources in a way that balances social and economic needs with concern for the environment. While potentially useful, integrated water management is also controversial. Supporters believe that the multi-dimensional nature of water can only be understood and managed from a holistic perspective, while critics often argue that integrated water management lacks suffi ciently well-defi ned rules for its practical implementation. This book, written by academics, users and practitioners, provides a down-to-earth approach to the ideal of integrated water resources management, drawing from conceptual frameworks and real-life practice to identify the key aspects that are yet to be resolved. As such, it examines the role of water accounting, food trade, environmental externalities and intangible values as key aspects whose consideration may help the water management community move forward. Overall, integrated water resources management is perceived to be a useful utopia, whose value lies more in the steps that need to be taken to make it a reality than in achieving its ever-elusive end goal.

Water Footprint and Virtual Water Trade in Spain
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 153

Water Footprint and Virtual Water Trade in Spain

1.1 General Framework In most arid and semi-arid countries, water resource management is an issue that is both important and controversial. Most water resources experts now acknowledge that water conflicts are not caused by physical scarcity but are mainly due to poor water management (Rosegrant et al. 2002; Benoit and Comeau 2005; Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture 2007; Garrido and Dinar 2010, among others). The scientific and technological advances of the past 50 years have led to new ways to solve many water-related conflicts, often with tools that seemed unthinkable a few decades ago (Llamas 2005; Lopez-Gunn and Llamas 2008). This study deals with the estimation...

Re-thinking Water and Food Security
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

Re-thinking Water and Food Security

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-09-30
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

This book provides an overview, by leading world experts, on key issues in global water and food security. The book is divided in a series of over-arching themes and sections. The first part of the book provides an overview of water and food security. The second and third sections look at global trade and virtual water trade, and provide some specific examples on the application of the water footprint at different scales. The fourth section sets the context into wider debates related to global sustainable production and consumption. The last section of the book addresses the role of the silent groundwater revolution to help address water and food security; the water/energy nexus, and the potential for generating ́new ́ water.

Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 454

Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-04-24
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview on the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region over during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a regional approach, covering a vast of data pertaining to most of the LAC region, some chapters focus on seven countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru). A full understanding of LAC’s trends progress requires framing this region in the global context: an ever more globalized world where LAC has an increasing geopolitical power and a growing presence in international food markets. T...

Water Policy in Spain
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 234

Water Policy in Spain

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-08-09
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Though the modern Spanish State was formed in the mid Fifteenth Century, historical records show that water works, statues, and the utilization of water dates back to centuries BC. As a semi-arid country, the effort to control, store and assure water supplies to cities and fields is present in numerous historical and political landmarks. Water policy in Spain has been the focus of Spanish-speaking scholars for decades, yet a comprehensive treatment of the subject has never before been published in English. Water Policy in Spain fills this gap by providing readers with a comprehensive, detailed account of the history of water policy in Spain from the beginnings of the 20th century to the pres...

Water, Agriculture and the Environment in Spain: can we square the circle?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 338

Water, Agriculture and the Environment in Spain: can we square the circle?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-10-15
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

"The world water problems are a due to bad governance, not to physical water scarcity." This book is inspired by this statement and explores whether it holds in a specific country, Spain, where climatic conditions – Spain is one of the most arid countries of the European Union - would fully justify saying that water problems are due to physical water scarcity. The metrification of water uses and their monetary value is a first important step in understanding how reallocation of water among users could help mitigating many of current water problems in Spain. However, water reallocation among users or from users to nature is far from simple. Initiatives portrayed as the solution to the water...

Digital Imaging of Biological Type Specimens
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 309

Digital Imaging of Biological Type Specimens

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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