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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.
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This book addresses the major challenges in assuring globally sustainable water use. Paradoxically, water resources have been identified both as too plentiful, producing major disasters, and increasingly vulnerable to shortages. Addressing both of these aspects requires attention to physical hydrological processes as well as human activities that affect water supply and demand. Mountains regions are the sources of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mountains.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2008
(OCoLC)183259562
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Wiegandt
ISBN: 9781402067488 1402067488 9781402067471 140206747X
OCLC Number: 233972607
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 384 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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.
Responsibility: edited by Ellen Wiegandt.

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Addresses the major challenges in assuring globally sustainable water use. This title examines critical contemporary and global issues through the lens of global change processes and with a focus on  Read more...

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