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Mountains : sources of water, sources of knowledge

Author: Ellen Wiegandt
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2008.
Series: Advances in global change research, v. 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book addresses the major challenges in assuring globally sustainable water use. It examines critical contemporary and global issues through the lens of global change processes and with a focus  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Wiegandt
ISBN: 9781402067471 140206747X
OCLC Number: 183259562
Description: ix, 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Framing the study of mountain water resources : an introduction / Ellen Wiegandt --
"Water towers"--
a global view of the hydrological importance of mountains / Daniel Viviroli and Rolf Weingartner --
History of irrigation and water control in China's Erhai catchment : mitigation and adaptation to environmental change / Darren Crook [and others] --
Scarcity, equity, and transparency : general principles for successfully governing the water commons / Paul Trawick --
From principles to action : incentives to enforce common property water management / Ellen Wiegandt --
Hydroelectric resources between state and market in the Alpine countries / Franco Romerio --
Box : example of water rights : concessions in the Valais, Switzerland / Eric Wuilloud --
Crans-Montana : water resources management in an alpine tourist resort / Christophe Clivaz and Emmanuel Reynard --
Water value, water management, and water conflict : a systematic approach / Franklin M. Fisher --
Evolutionary explanations of Syrian--
Turkish water conflict / Serdar Ș. Güner --
Water use and risk : the use of prospect theory to guide public policy decision-making / Raymond Dacey --
Disasters, development, and glacial lake control in twentieth-century Peru / Mark Carey --
Wetlands and indigenous knowledge in the highlands of Western Ethiopia / Alan Dixon --
New ancient water mill : remembering former techniques / Michel Dubas --
Water-related natural disasters : strategies to deal with debris flows : the case of Tschengls, Italy / Walter Gostner [and others] --
Flood volume estimation and flood mitigation : Adige River basin / Salvatore Manfreda and Mauro Fiorentino --
Hydrological assessment for selected karstic springs in the mountain regions of Bulgaria / Tatiana Orehova and Elena Kirilova Bojilova --
Water and mountains, upstream and downstream : analyzing unequal relations / Urs Luterbacher and Dushen Mamatkanov --
Creating a policy environment for sustainable water use / Katrina Schoengold and David Zilberman.
Series Title: Advances in global change research, v. 31.
Other Titles: Mountains, sources of water, sources of knowledge
Responsibility: edited by Ellen Wiegandt.

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