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Mountains: sources of water, sources of knowledge

Author: Ellen Wiegandt
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2008.
Series: Advances in global change research, 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
Kongressbericht
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Wiegandt
ISBN: 9781402067471 140206747X 9781402067488 1402067488
OCLC Number: 238997480
Description: IX, 384 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten.
Contents: Preface; General Concepts and Processes; Mountain Specificities.- 1. Framing the Study of Mountain Water Resources: An Introduction.- 2. `Water Towers' - A Global View of thee Hydrological Importance of Mountains.- 3. The History of Irrigation and Water Control in China's Erhai Catchment: Mitigation and Adaptation to Environmental Change.- 4. Scarcity, Equity, and Transparency: General Principles for Successfully Governing the Water Commons.- 5. From Principles to Action: Incentives to Enforce Common Property Water Management.- Multiple Uses and Competition for Mountain Water.- 6. Hydroelectric Resources between State and Market in the Alpine Countries.- Example of Water Rights: Concessions in the Valais, Switzerland.- 7. Cans0Montana: Water Resources Management in an Alpine Tourist Resort.- Water Conflicts and Conflict Resolution Mechanisms.- 8. Water Value, Water management, and Water Conflict: A Systematic Approach.- 9. Evolutionary Explanations of Syrian-Turkish Water Conflict.- 10 Water Use and Risk: The use of Prospect theory to Guide Public Policy Decision-Making.- Indigenous Knowledge; Technical Solutions.- 11. Disasters, Development, and Glacial Lake Control in Twentieth-Century Peru.- 12. Wetlands and Indigenous Knowledge in the Highlands of Western Ethiopia.- 13. A New Ancient Water Mill: Remembering Former Techniques.- 14. Water-Related natural disasters: Strategies to Deal with Debris Flows: The Cast of Tschengls, Italy.- 15. Flood Volume Estimation and Flood Mitigation: Adige River Basin.- 16. Hydrological Assessment for Selected Karstic Springs in the Mountain Regions of Bulgaria.- Policy Implications for Efficient and Equitable Water Use.- 17. Water and Mountains, Upstream and downstream: Analyzing Unequal Relations.- 18. Creating a Policy Environment for Sustainable Water Use.- Bibliography.- Index.
Series Title: Advances in global change research, 31.
Responsibility: ed. by Ellen Wiegandt.

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