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Managing Europes Water Resources; Chad Staddon; 2010

Managing Europes Water Resources; Chad Staddon; 2010
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Managing Europe's Water Resources; Chad Staddon; 2010; Ashgate

 

“Illustrated with case studies which explain key concepts and provide practical examples, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive introduction to water management issues from a European perspective. The book begins with a brief history of water management, followed by a consideration of the major frameworks used for managing water in its qualitative and quantitative aspects. Several chapters treat key water management issues, including; dams, privatization, hydropolitics, climate change and finally provides a synoptic treatment of major water management issues across Europe's geographical regions.

 

Contents: Foreword; Introduction: water and human civilisation at the beginning of the 21st century; Water regulation at the global level; Managing water in Europe; Managing scarce water resources: the qualitative dimension; Managing scarce water resources: the quantitative dimension; Issues in European water management 1: water utility privatisation in Europe; Issues in European water management 2: dams; Climate change, social change and Europe's water futures; Managing Europe's water: 21st century challenges; Appendices; Bibliography; Index”


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