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The Global Water System in the Anthropocene

Challenges for Science and Governance

  • Connects science with policy

  • Presents the state-of-the-art of global water science

  • Provides river basin case studies as "laboratories" for developing, testing and monitoring experience with integrated methodologies

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Springer Water (SPWA)

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Global Water System: Current State and Future Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-2
    2. Balancing the Needs of All Services Provided by Global Water Resources

      • Elizabeth Curmi, Keith Richards, Richard Fenner, Grant M. Kopec, Bojana Bajželj
      Pages 3-14
    3. Performance Indicators in the Water Resources Management Sector

      • Balázs M. Fekete, Eugene Z. Stakhiv
      Pages 15-26
    4. Data, Models and Uncertainties in the Global Water Cycle

      • R. J. Harding, A. J. Dolman, D. Gerten, I. Haddeland, C. Prudhomme, P. van Oevelen
      Pages 45-58
    5. Integrated Assessments of Water Scarcity: Knowns, Unknowns and Ways Forward

      • Tabea K. Lissner, Caroline A. Sullivan, Dominik E. Reusser, Jürgen P. Kropp
      Pages 59-72
  3. Ecosystem Perspectives in Water Resources Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 213-214
    2. The Missing Piece in the Conservation Puzzle: Cohesion Among Environmental, Economic and Social Dimensions

      • Francisco A. R. Barbosa, Paulina M. Maia-Barbosa, Diego G. F. Pujoni, Lorena T. Oporto
      Pages 215-227

About this book

The Global Water System in the Anthropocene provides the platform to present global and regional perspectives of world-wide experiences on the responses of water management to global change in order to address issues such as variability in supply, increasing demands for water, environmental flows, and land use change. It helps to build links between science and policy and practice in the area of water resources management and governance, relates institutional and technological innovations, and identifies in which ways research can assist policy and practice in the field of sustainable freshwater management. Until the industrial revolution, human beings and their activities played an insignificant role influencing the dynamics of the Earth system, the sum of our planet‘s interacting physical, chemical, and biological processes. Today, humankind even exceeds nature in terms of changing the biosphere and affecting all other facets of Earth system functioning. A growing number of scientists argue that humanity has entered a new geological epoch that needs a corresponding name: the Anthropocene. Human activities impact the global water system as part of the Earth system, and change the way water moves around the globe like never before. Thus, managing freshwater use wisely in the planetary water cycle has become a key challenge to reach global environmental sustainability.

Keywords

  • GWSP
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Global Water System
  • Planetary Water Cycle
  • Water Governance
  • Water Policy
  • Water Resources
  • Water in the Anthropocene
  • climate change impacts
  • Climate change management

Editors and Affiliations

  • Global Water System Project, Bonn, Germany

    Anik Bhaduri, Janos Bogardi, Sina Marx

  • UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands

    Jan Leentvaar

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Global Water System in the Anthropocene

  • Book Subtitle: Challenges for Science and Governance

  • Editors: Anik Bhaduri, Janos Bogardi, Jan Leentvaar, Sina Marx

  • Series Title: Springer Water

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07548-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-07547-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-37736-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-07548-8

  • Series ISSN: 2364-6934

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-8198

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 437

  • Number of Illustrations: 44 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Earth System Sciences, Water, Climate Sciences

Buying options

eBook USD 99.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-07548-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)