Competition For Water Resources: Experiences And Management Approaches In The Us And Europe by Jadwiga R ZiolkowskaCompetition For Water Resources: Experiences And Management Approaches In The Us And Europe by Jadwiga R Ziolkowska

Competition For Water Resources: Experiences And Management Approaches In The Us And Europe

byJadwiga R ZiolkowskaEditorJeffrey M Peterson

Hardcover | September 23, 2016

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Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the U.S. and Europeaddresses the escalation of global issues regarding water scarcity and the necessary, cost-effective strategies that must be put in place in order to deal with escalating water crisis. The book evaluates use and competition for water resources in the U.S. and Europe, emphasizing the problems and challenges of dealing with tradeoffs in water.

In addition, the book discusses water management strategies that can be used to optimize water use and allocation, mitigate water scarcity, and adapt to water scarcity. Supplementing the numerous case studies, the book includes lessons learned from applying specific strategies and approaches. This comprehensive overview and comparison of management practices across two continents is an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and educators in water.



  • Provides a national and regional perspective through the use of country specific case study examples
  • Includes a comparative analysis between the U.S. and Europe, illustrating experiences in water management from two sides of the Atlantic
  • Covers interdisciplinary topics related to water, such as agriculture and energy
Jadwiga R. Ziolkowska is an assistant professor and environmental economist in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at University of Oklahoma. She was a post-doctoral scholar at University of California at Berkeley and an EU Marie Curie Fellow in the 7th Framework Program. She was also a researcher at University...
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Title:Competition For Water Resources: Experiences And Management Approaches In The Us And EuropeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:478 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 23, 2016Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128032375

ISBN - 13:9780128032374

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Regional Water Scarcity Problems

Chapter 1.1. Meeting the Challenge of Water Scarcity in the Western United States

Chapter 1.2. Competition for Water Resources From the European Perspective

Chapter 1.3. Institutional Aspects and Policy Background of Water Scarcity Problems in the United States

Part 2. Areas of Competition for Water Resources - Experiences from the US and Europe

Subpart 2.1. Water for Food Production

Chapter 2.1.1. Challenges for US Irrigated Agriculture in the Face of Emerging Demands and Climate Change

Chapter 2.1.2. The Water Energy Nexus and Irrigated Agriculture in the United States: Trends and Analyses

Chapter 2.1.3. The Water Energy Nexus in Europe and Spain: An Institutional Analysis From the Perspective of the Spanish Irrigation Sector

Subpart 2.2. Water for Energy Production

Chapter 2.2.1. Water Scarcity and Conservation Along the Biofuel Supply Chain in the United States: From Farm to Refinery

Chapter 2.2.2. Water Use for Biofuels in Europe

Chapter 2.2.3. Water Energy Nexus and Environmental Aspects of Oil and Gas Production

Chapter 2.2.4. Water Use for Unconventional Natural Gas Development Within the Susquehanna River Basin

Chapter 2.2.5. Water Use for Unconventional Gas Production in the European Union

Chapter 2.2.6. Water for Electricity Generation in the United States

Chapter 2.2.7. Long-Term Water and Energy Issues in European Power Systems

Chapter 2.3. Water Energy Food Nexus Commonalities and Differences in the United States and Europe

Part 3. Water Management Approaches to Mitigate/Adapt to Scarce Water Resources - Case Studies From the United States and Europe

Subpart 3.1. Management Approaches in the United States

Chapter 3.1.1. Willingness to Pay for Reclaimed Water: A Case Study for Oklahoma

Chapter 3.1.2. Conjunctive Water Management in Hydraulically Connected Regions in the Western United States

Chapter 3.1.3. Prospects for Desalination in the United States Experiences From California, Florida, and Texas

Chapter 3.1.4. Water Trading Innovations: Reducing Agricultural Consumptive Use to Improve Adaptation to Scarcity

Chapter 3.1.5. Groundwater Scarcity: Management Approaches and Recent Innovations

Subpart 3.2. Management Approaches in Europe

Chapter 3.2.1. Wastewater Reuse to Cope With Water and Nutrient Scarcity in Agriculture A Case Study for Braunschweig in Germany

Chapter 3.2.2. Avoiding Floods in Spring and Droughts in Summer Water Regulation Strategies in Germany and Poland

Chapter 3.2.3. Water Storage and Conjunctive Water Use

Chapter 3.2.4. Product, Process, and Organizational Innovations in Water Management

Chapter 3.3. Comparison of Water Management Institutions and Approaches in the United States and Europe What Can We Learn From Each Other?

Part 4. The Future of Water: Prospects and Challenges for Water Management in the 21st Century