Globalized water : a question of governance /

Globalized Water presents a compilation of voices that forms a unique scientific exploration of contemporary water management models and governance issues. The book describes the water paradox-how a local resource has become a global product-and the implications of this in how we identify challenges...

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Imprint:Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2014]
Description:1 online resource.
Language:English
Subject:Water-supply -- Government policy.
Water-supply -- Government policy -- Case studies.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General.
Water-supply -- Government policy.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11083734
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Other authors / contributors:Schneier-Madanes, Graciela, editor.
ISBN:9789400773233
9400773234
9789400773226
9400773226
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary:Globalized Water presents a compilation of voices that forms a unique scientific exploration of contemporary water management models and governance issues. The book describes the water paradox-how a local resource has become a global product-and the implications of this in how we identify challenges and make policy in the water sector. Over the last 20 years, the foundations of local and national water systems have been rocked by a wave of changes. The authors in this book, experts in a wide range of disciplines, address the resulting debates and issues: water as a commodity and patrimony, technological rent, liberalization and privatization, the continuing evolution of water management and policy at the European level, decision making and stakeholder participation, conflict and consensus, and the inevitable growth of counterpowers at the local and international levels, promoted by the advocates of sustainable development. The selected case studies are from Europe (primarily France but also Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Portugal), Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia), the United States, Lebanon, and India. From this diverse collection of comparative perspectives and research methods, Globalized Water seeks to advance interdisciplinary research, contributing to a new and dynamic role for social sciences and governance on water.
Other form:Print version: Globalized water 9789400773226
Standard no.:10.1007/978-94-007-7323-3