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Global Challenges in Water Governance

Environments, Economies, Societies

  • Jeremy J. Schmidt
  • Nathanial Matthews

Part of the Global Challenges in Water Governance book series (GCWG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jeremy J. Schmidt, Nathanial Matthews
    Pages 1-20
  3. Jeremy J. Schmidt, Nathanial Matthews
    Pages 21-51
  4. Jeremy J. Schmidt, Nathanial Matthews
    Pages 53-81
  5. Jeremy J. Schmidt, Nathanial Matthews
    Pages 83-109
  6. Jeremy J. Schmidt, Nathanial Matthews
    Pages 111-120
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 121-123

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a historically situated explanation of the rise of global water governance and the contemporary challenges that global water governance seeks to address. It is particularly concerned with connecting what are often technical issues in water management with the social and political structures that affect how technical and scientific advice affects decisions. Schmidt and Matthews are careful to avoid the pitfalls of setting up opposing binaries, such as ‘nature versus culture’ or ‘private versus public’, thereby allowing readers to understand how contests over water governance have been shaped over time and why they will continue to be so.

Co-written by an academic and a practitioner, Global Challenges in Water Governance combines the dual concerns for both analytical clarity and practical applicability in a way that is particularly valuable both for educators, researchers, decision-makers, and newcomers to the complexities of water use decisions.

Keywords

Sustainability Water security Climate change Cost-benefit analysis Water infrastructure Sustainable Development Goals Integrated Water Resources Management Ecosystem Services Water-Energy-Food-Climate Nexus Global Environmental Change

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeremy J. Schmidt
    • 1
  • Nathanial Matthews
    • 2
  1. 1.Durham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Senior Visiting FellowKing’s College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61503-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61502-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61503-5
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