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Water Security

Water Security

Four Volume Set
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October 2014 | 1 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
During the past two decades, environmental security and more specifically the security of water as a natural resource has come to the forefront of research and discussion. Many regions have experienced an increased water scarcity due to climatic variability and climate change, and the uncertain impacts of climate change to the supply has brought the issue to the centre of political debates. Indeed it has been raised by both the EU and the US national governments as a major issue of concern globally and has also been highlighted by the Security Council of the UN. The four volumes of this collection seek to broadly outline the debate as it has developed, both from a policy as well as an academic perspective, with the aim to bring conceptual clarity as well as provide an account of how the water security discourse has emerged and developed. 

Volume One: Water Security - Origin and foundations

Volume Two: Water Security - International conflict and cooperation

Volume Three. Water Security and Development - An intimate relation

Volume Four: The Age of Water Security - Current dilemmas and future challenges

Securitizing Water

Úrsula Oswald Spring and Hans Günter Brauch
Global Water Issues Confronting Humanity

Malin Falkenmark
The New Blue and Green Water Paradigm: Breaking New Ground for Water Resources Planning and Management

Malin Falkenmark and Johan Rockström
Transitions towards Adaptive Management of Water Facing Climate and Global Change

Claudia Pahl-Wostl
Global Water Resources

I. Shiklomanov
Avert Looming Hydrocide

Jan Lundqvist
Water Scarcity as a Source of Crises

Ashok Swain
Water and Conflict: Fresh Water Resources and International Security

Peter Gleick
Global Hydrological Cycles and World Water Resources

Taikan Oki and Shinjiro Kanae
Entering an Era of Water Scarcity: The Challenges Ahead

Sandra Postel
Global Water Resources: Vulnerability from Climate Change and Population Growth

Charles Vörösmarty et al.
Groundwater Management and Socioeconomic Responses

Jacob Burke, Claude Sauveplane and Marcus Moench
Stationarity Is Dead: Whither Water Management?

P.C.D. Milly et al.
On the Verge of a New Water Scarcity: A Call for Good Governance and Human Ingenuity

Malin Falkenmark
Saving Water: From Field to Fork – Curbing Losses and Wastage in the Food Chain

J. Lundqvist, C. de Fraiture and D. Molden
The Value of Cooperation in Resolving International River Basin Disputes

Peter Rogers
The War over Water

John Cooley
Water Wars

Joyce Starr
Water and International Conflict

Helga Haftendorn
Water Wars: Fact or Fiction

Ashok Swain
Conflict and Co-operation in International Freshwater Management: A Global Review

Erik Mostert
Water Wars: Obscuring Opportunities

Karin Bencala and Geoffrey Dabelko
Capturing the Nature of Cooperation, Unstable Cooperation and Conflict over International Rivers: The Story of the Indus, Yarmouk, Euphrates and Tigris Rivers

Neda Zawahri
Hydro-Hegemony a Framework for Analysis of Transboundary Water Conflicts

Mark Zeitoun and Jeroen Warner
The Political Context of Conflict and Cooperation over International River Basins

Frederick Frey
Transboundary Water Interaction I: Reconsidering Conflict and Cooperation

Mark Zeitoun and Naho Mirumachi
The Need for Flexibility in Freshwater Treaty Regimes

Stephen McCaffrey
Conflict and Cooperation along International Waterways

Aaron Wolf
Beyond the River: The Benefits of Cooperation on International Rivers

Claudia Sadoff and David Grey
The Past, Present, and Future of Water Conflict and International Security

David Kreamer
Reframing the Water Security Dialogue

Dan Tarlock and Patricia Wouters
“Water, Water Everywhere...” Improving the Availability of Clean Water and Sanitation

Allerd Stikker and Dorota Juchniewicz
The Sustainability and Resilience of Global Water and Food Systems: Political Analysis of the Interplay between Security, Resource Scarcity, Political Systems and Global Trade

Jeremy Allouche
Domestic Water and Sanitation as Water Security: Monitoring, Concepts and Strategy

David Bradley and Jamie Bartram
Water Security: Why It Matters and What to Do about It

John Briscoe
Addressing the Global Water and Environment Crises through Integrated Approaches to the Management of Land, Water and Ecological Resources

Alfred Duda and Mohamed El-Ashry
The Human Right to Water

Peter Gleick
Global Water Crisis and Future Food Security in an Era of Climate Change

Munir A. Hanjra and M. Ejaz Qureshi
Risks and Responses to Universal Drinking Water Security

Robert Hope and Michael Rouse
Water Security: Old Concepts, New Package, What Value?

Jonathan Lautze and Herath Manthrithilake
Good Governance for Food Water and Energy Security

U. Lele, M. Klousia-Marquis and S. Goswami
Nirvana Concepts, Narratives and Policy Models: Insight from the Water Sector

François Molle
Will the World Run Dry? Global Water and Food Security

Mark Rosegrant, Ximing Cai and Sarah Cline
Energy and Water Trade-Offs in Enhancing Food Security: A Selective International Assessment

Shahbaz Mushtaqa, Tek Narayan Marasenia, Jerry Maroulisa and Mohsin Hafeezb
The Right to Water and Sanitation in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Mara Tignino
The Global Web of National Water Security

Mark Zeitoun
Facing the Freshwater Crisis

Peter Rogers
Water Security for a Planet under Pressure: Interconnected Challenges of a Changing World Call for Sustainable Solutions

Janos Bogardi et al.
Growing Water Scarcity in Agriculture: Future Challenges to Global Water Security

Malin Falkenmark
Re-Thinking Water Scarcity: Can Science and Technology Solve the Global Water Crisis?

Elena Lopez-Gunn and Manuel Ramón Llamas
Producing More Food with Less Water in a Changing World: Assessment of Water Productivity in 10 Major River Basins

Xueliang Cai et al.
Virtual Water – The Water, Food, and Trade Nexus: Useful Concept or Misleading Metaphor?

J. Allan
Water Wars by Other Means: Virtual Water and Global Economic Reconstructing

Andrew Biro
Foreign Agricultural Land Acquisition and the Visibility of Water Resource Impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa

Philip Woodhouse
The United Nations Watercourses Convention Ten Years Later: Why Has Its Entry into Force Proven Difficult?

Salman M.A. Salman
Governance Mechanisms to Address Flow Variability in Water Treaties

Alena Drieschova, Mark Giordano and Itay Fishhendler
Climate Proofing Transboundary Water Agreements

Heather Cooley and Peter Gleick
Global Climate Change and Challenges for International River Agreements

Ashok Swain
Global Regime Formation or Complex Institution Building? The Principled Content of International River Agreements

Ken Conca, Fengshi Wu and Ciqi Mei
Governance and the Global Water System: A Theoretical Exploration

Claudia Pahl-Wosti, Joyeeta Gupta and Daniel Petry
Water Security: Debating an Emerging Paradigm

Christina Cook and Karen Bakker

"This volume represents a serious and ground-breaking attempt to compile a volume of articles covering the key area of water security. The work by Professors Jägerskog, Swain and Öjendal provides us with a much needed selection of seminal articles that will be of substantial use for anyone wanting to understand the relationship between water and security. These major works can serve as insights into water as a source of conflict - but, equally, as a source and catalyst for cooperation "

Jan Eliasson
Deputy-Secretary-General of the United Nations

“Over the past decades water gained attention in political debates as a resource at the core of intricate interdependencies among the world’s economies, societies, politics, and ecology. It is this complex picture that UNESCO addresses since the 60s in supporting its Member States to better understand and manage their water resources to the benefit of their peoples. This is also the lesson I draw from this outstanding work by Professors Jägerskog, Swain and Öjendal. These volumes are not only an original contribution to the Organization’s mandate; they also constitute a direct input for policy makers and point out that water security is vital for peace and development, highlighting what must be done to make it a reality for all”

Irina Bokova
Director-General of UNESCO

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ISBN: 9781446293928