Global Water

Global Water

Issues and Insights

Edited by: Quentin Grafton orcid, Paul Wyrwoll, Chris White, David Allendes

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This book brings together some of the world’s leading water researchers with an especially written collection of chapters on: water economics; transboundary water; water and development; water and energy; and water concepts.


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May 2014
ANU Press
Business & Economics; Science: Other; Social Sciences: Development Studies, Politics & International Studies

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Part 1: Introduction

  1. Introduction (PDF, 98KB) – R.Q. Grafton, P.R. Wyrwoll, C. White and D. Allendes doi

Part 2: Economics

  1. Economics (PDF, 168KB)  – R. Quentin Grafton doi
  2. Managing residential water demand in the OECD (PDF, 143KB) – Michael Ward and Chris White doi
  3. Water finance: Preparing for the next critical juncture (PDF, 198KB) – Diego J. Rodriguez and Amanda McMahon doi
  4. Outlining a transition from cost-effective to productive rural water service improvements (PDF, 287KB) – Adam Abramson doi
  5. Improving West African rice production with agricultural water management strategies (PDF, 131KB) – Pamela G. Katic doi
  6. An assessment of the replacement of traditional irrigation systems by private wells in Tamil Nadu, India (PDF, 258KB) – Kei Kajisa doi
  7. Water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin (PDF, 199KB) – R. Quentin Grafton and James Horne doi

Part 3: Transboundary governance

  1.  Transboundary water governance (PDF, 222KB) – Daniel Connell doi
  2. How ‘soft’ power shapes transboundary water interaction (PDF, 277KB) – Jeroen Warner, Mark Zeitoun and Naho Mirumachi doi
  3. Greater exchange, greater ambiguity: Water resources data and information exchange in transboundary water treaties (PDF, 152KB) – Andrea K. Gerlak, Jonathon Lautze and Mark Giordarno doi
  4. Opening the black box of river basin organisations (PDF, 251KB) – Susanne Schmeier doi
  5. The agreement on the Guarani Aquifer: Cooperation without conflict (PDF, 498KB) – Pilar Carolina Villar and Wagner Costa Ribeiro doi
  6. The Brahmaputra: Water hotspot in Himalayan Asia (PDF, 114KB) – Robert G. Wirsing doi

Part 4: Development

  1. Development (PDF, 91KB) – Bob Warner doi
  2. Improved but not necessarily safe: Water access and the Millennium Development Goals (PDF, 461KB) – Robert Bain, Jim Wright, Hong Yang, Stephen Gundry, Steve Pedley and Jamie Bartram doi
  3. Water supply and sanitation in India: Meeting targets and beyond (PDF, 395KB) – Sridhar Vedachalam doi
  4. Mobile water payments in urban Africa: Adoption, implications and opportunities (PDF, 566KB) – Tim Foster, Rob Hope, Aaron Krolikowski and Ilana Cohen doi
  5. Good governance for state-owned water utilities (PDF, 97KB) – Sanford V. Berg doi
  6. Water, women and marital violence in a Bangladesh village (PDF, 134KB) – K.M. Rabiul Karim, Maria Emmelin, Bernadette P. Resurreccion and Sarah Wamala doi

Part 5: Energy

  1. Energy (PDF, 326KB) – Jamie Pittock doi
  2. Water security at the energy crossroads (PDF, 484KB) – Edward Byers doi
  3. A thirst for power: A global analysis of water consumption for energy production (PDF, 515KB) – Edward Spang doi
  4. New perspectives on the effects of natural gas extraction on groundwater quality (PDF, 536KB) – Zacariah L. Hildenbrand, Brian E. Fontenot, Doug D. Carlton Jr and Kevin A. Schug doi
  5. Shale gas for energy security in India: Perspectives and constraints (PDF, 451KB) – Asit K. Biswas and Julian Kirchherr doi
  6. Dams on the Mekong (PDF, 111KB) – Stuart Orr doi

Part 6: Water concepts

  1. Water concepts (PDF, 92KB) – Karen Hussey doi
  2. Understanding water scarcity: Definitions and measurements (PDF, 215KB) – Chris White doi
  3. Water security: Converging toward toward common understanding through quantification (PDF, 889KB) – Jonathan Lautze and Herath Manthrithilake doi
  4. Water footprints: Policy relevant or one-dimensional indicators? (PDF, 129KB) – Dennis Wichelns doi
  5. Virtual water: Some reservations (PDF, 113KB) – Ramaswamy R. Iyer doi
  6. Virtual water trade means ‘trade in in water services’ (PDF, 95KB) – Jeffrey J. Reimer doi
  7. Understanding resilience: Implications for the water sector (PDF, 112KB) – Heather Smith doi

Part 7: UNESCO Water Chairs and Centres

  1. UNESCO Water Chairs and Centres (PDF, 91KB) – R. Quentin Grafton doi
  2. Promoting cooperation for transboundary water security: The experience of the UNESCO Chair/INWEB (PDF, 659KB) – Jacques Ganoulis, Katie Quartano and Charalampos Skoulikaris doi
  3. The UN Watercourses Convention and its complementary User’s Guide- Indispensable ingredients for global water cooperation (PDF, 133KB) – Ariel Litke and Alistair Rieu-Clarke doi
  4. Water reuse and wastewater recycling- Solutions to Tehran’s growing water crisis (PDF, 238KB) – Masoud Tajrishy, Abedeh Abdolghafoorian and Ahmad Abrishamchi doi
  5. Water services and cooperation (PDF, 377KB) – Tapio S. Katko, Jarmo J. Hukka, D.A. Mashauri and E.N. Nyangeri doi

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