After a century of massive human interventions into the hydrological cycle, governing water is a critical global concern in the new millennium. Growing evidence that human impacts on the planet are shaping global and local hydrology is challenging long-held assumptions regarding resource management, development, and sustainability. Global Challenges in Water Governance introduces and examines physical, social, and ethical factors that affect how relationships to water amongst humans, social institutions, other species, and Earth systems are governed.
Each volume in the series tackles issues of critical importance to water governance—from relationships of science to policy, to water politics and human rights, to ecological concerns—in order to clarify what is at stake and to organize the complex contexts in which decisions are made. Broadly interdisciplinary, the series provides fresh, accessible insights across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities from established academics and talented young scholars. Individual books are ideal for educators, as policy primers for governmental and non-governmental sectors, and for researchers whose work is directly or incidentally connected to water issues.
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