Coping with Water Deficiency

From Research to Policymaking With Examples from Southern Europe, the Mediterranean and Developing Countries

  • Phoebe Koundouri

Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Results from the ARID Cluster and other European Research Projects

  3. Results from the Developing World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. R. Maria Saleth, Ariel Dinar, Susanne Neubert**
      Pages 189-212
    3. Ben Groom, Xiaoying Liu, Tim Swanson, Shiqiu Zhang
      Pages 213-237
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 239-243

About this book


In line with the Water Framework Directive, this book stresses the need for an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach to balance the competing demands on water-domestic, agricultural, industrial, tourism and environmental/ecological- and promote economically efficient, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable water use in selected regions from Southern Europe, the Mediterranean and the developing world. Results from the research projects covered by this book, demonstrate that effective water management tools and decisions-making practices, are needed in order to complement integrated interventions for increasing the availability of supply and/or managing the growing demand for scarce water supplies. Further, the book attempts to bridge the gap between ideas and actions endorsed at the research-oriented environmental debate, and their translation into policy making structures and programs in developed and developing countries.


Environmental Economics and Management Integrated Water Resource Management Policy Making Water Economics and Management Water Framework Directive Water Resources Water resource management Water resources management development

Editors and affiliations

  • Phoebe Koundouri
    • 1
  1. 1.DIEESAthens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6614-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6615-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-5130
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