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Water Science, Policy and Management: A Global Challenge

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Provides an in-depth look at science, policy and management in the water sector across the globe

Sustainable water management is an increasingly complex challenge and policy priority facing global society. This book examines how governments, municipalities, corporations, and individuals find sustainable water management pathways across competing priorities of water for ecosystems, food, energy, economic growth and human consumption. It looks at the current politics and economics behind the management of our freshwater ecosystems and infrastructure and offers insightful essays that help stimulate more intense and informed debate about the subject and its need for local and international cooperation.

This book celebrates the 15-year anniversary of Oxford University’s MSc course in Water Science, Policy and Management. Edited and written by some of the leading minds in the field, writing alongside alumni from the course, Water Science, Policy and Management: A Global Challenge offers in-depth chapters in three parts: Science; Policy; and Management. Topics cover: hydroclimatic extremes and climate change; the past, present, and future of groundwater resources; water quality modelling, monitoring, and management; and challenges for freshwater ecosystems. The book presents critical views on the monitoring and modelling of hydrological processes; the rural water policy in Africa and Asia; the political economy of wastewater in Europe; drought policy management and water allocation. It also examines the financing of water infrastructure; the value of wastewater; water resource planning; sustainable urban water supply and the human right to water.

  • Features perspectives from some of the world’s leading experts on water policy and management
  • Identifies and addresses current and future water sector challenges
  • Charts water policy trends across a rapidly evolving set of challenges in a variety of global areas
  • Covers the reallocation of water; policy process of risk management; the future of the world’s water under global environmental change; and more

Water Science, Policy and Management: A Global Challenge is an essential book for policy makers and government agencies involved in water management, and for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying water science, governance, and policy.

Dedication

List of Contributors

Foreword

Acknowledgements

1 Water Science Policy and Management: Introduction
Simon J Dadson, Edmund C Penning-Rowsell, Dustin E Garrick, Rob Hope, Jim W Hall, Jocelyne Hughes

Part-I Water Science

2 Hydroclimatic Extremes and Climate Change
Simon J Dadson, Homero Paltan Lopez, Jian Peng, Shuchi Vora

3 Groundwater Resources: Past, Present and Future
Abi Stone, Michelle Lanzoni, Pauline Smedley

4 Water Quality Modelling, Monitoring and Management
Paul Whitehead, Michaela Dolk, Rebecca Peters, Hannah Leckie

5 Challenges for Freshwater Ecosystems
Jocelyne Hughes, Heather Bond, Clarke Knight, Kieran Stanley

6 Water and Health: a dynamic, enduring challenge
Katrina J Charles, Saskia Nowicki, Patrick Thomson, David Bradley

7 Monitoring and Modelling Hydrological Processes
Simon J Dadson, Feyera Hirpa, Patrick Thomson, Megan Konar

Part-II Policy

8 Reallocating Water
Dustin E Garrick, Alice Chautard, Jonathan Rawlins

9 Rural Water Policy in Africa and Asia
Rob Hope, Tim Foster, Johanna Koehler, Patrick Thomson

10 The Human Right to Water
Rhett Larson, Kelsey Leonard, Richard Rushforth

11 Policy processes in flood risk management
Edmund C Penning-Rowsell, Joanna Pardoe, Jim W Hall, Julie Self

12 The political economy of wastewater in Europe
Heather M Smith, Gareth Walker

13 Drought policy and management
Rachael McDonnell, Stephen Fragaszy, Troy Sternberg, Swathi Veeravalli

Part-III Water Management

14 Water resource system modelling and decision analysis
Jim W Hall, Edoardo Borgomeo, Mohammad Mortazavi-Naeini, Kevin Wheeler

15 Financing Water Infrastructure
Alex Money

16 Wastewater: From a toxin to a valuable resource
David W M Johnstone, Saskia Nowicki, Abishek S Narayan, Ranu Sinha

17 A road map to sustainable urban water supply
Michael Rouse, Nassim El Achi

18 Equity and Urban Water Security
Katrina J Charles, Thanti Octavianti, Erin Hylton, Grace Remmington

19 Reflections on Water Security and Humanity
David Grey

20 Charting the world’s water future?
Simon J Dadson, Edmund C Penning-Rowsell, Dustin E Garrick, Rob Hope, Jim W Hall, Jocelyne Hughes

Index