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Urban water conflicts

Author: Bernard Barraqué
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press ; Paris, France : UNESCO, ©2011.
Series: Urban water series, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Urban water conflicts manifested first in Europe in the 19th century and are observed nowadays in various forms throughout the world; in particular, in developing countries. Main causes of these conflicts are characterized by complex socioeconomic and institutional issues related to urban water management. The debate about public water services versus private water supplies is frequently associated with conflicts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Urban water conflicts.
Boca Raton : CRC Press ; Paris, France : UNESCO, 2011
(DLC) 2011031359
(OCoLC)752909470
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Barraqué
ISBN: 9780203877029 0203877020 9781135998998 113599899X
OCLC Number: 778448198
Notes: "A Balkema book."
Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 313 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps.
Contents: 1. Urban water conflicts : background and conceptual framework --
2. Urban water conflicts in recent European history : changing interactions between technology, environment and society --
3. Water, public responsibility and equity : the Barcelona 'water war' of the 1990s --
4. Full circle? Public responsibility versus privatization of water supplies in the United States --
5. Public-private partnership in courts : the rise and fall of concessions to supply drinking water in France (1875-1928) --
6. In search of (hidden) Portuguese urban water conflicts : the Lisbon water story (1856-2006) --
7. Water supply services in the cities of Brazil : conflicts, challenges and new opportunities in regulation --
8. Urban water conflicts in Buenos Aires : voices questioning the sustainability of the water and sewerage concession --
9. In search of meaningful interdisciplinarity : understanding urban water conflict in Mexico --
10. Conflict versus cooperation between the state and civil society : a water-demand management comparison between Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa --
11. Conflicts of influence and competing models : the boom in community-based privatization of water services in sub-Saharan Africa --
12. Governance failure : urban water and conflict in Jakarta, Indonesia --
13. Man-made scarcity, unsustainability and urban water conflicts in Indian cities --
14. Urban water conflicts in the western U.S. --
15. Urban water reform in Italy : a live bomb behind outward unanimity --
16. Water infrastructures between commercialization and shrinking : the case of Eastern Germany --
17. Urban water conflicts and sustainability : an ecological-economic approach.
Series Title: Urban water series, v. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Barraqué.

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Urban water conflicts, manifested first in Europe in the 19th century and observed in various forms in developing countries, characterize complex socioeconomic and institutional issues related to  Read more...

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