Conflict Resolution in Water Resources and Environmental Management by Keith W. HipelConflict Resolution in Water Resources and Environmental Management by Keith W. Hipel

Conflict Resolution in Water Resources and Environmental Management

byKeith W. HipelEditorLiping Fang, Johannes Cullmann

Hardcover | April 23, 2015

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The latest developments regarding the theory and practice of effectively resolving conflict in water resources and environmental management are presented in this book by respected experts from around the globe. Water conflicts are particularly complex and challenging to solve because water and environmental issues span both the societal realm, in which people and organizations interact, and the physical world which sustains all human activities. For instance, when large-scale water diversions take place across political jurisdictions, conflicts may ensue among stakeholders within and across regions, while the water transfers may cause severe damage to sensitive ecological systems. Therefore, to arrive at realistic and fair resolutions, one must take into account not only the economics and politics of the situation but also the water quantity and quality changes that may occur within the altered hydrological system as well as the ecosystems contained therein. When the effects of climate change and the closely connected activities of energy production and usage are also considered, the complexity of the problem becomes even greater and messier. Accordingly, one must adopt an integrative and adaptive approach to water and environmental governance that specifically recognizes the conflicting value systems of stakeholders, including nature and future generations even though they are not present at the bargaining table. The 16 chapters in this leading-edge book are written by authors who presented their original research at the International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER) 2013, which was held in Koblenz, Germany, from June 3rd to 7th, 2013, and subsequently submitted expanded versions of their research for review and publication in this timely book. The rich range of contributions are put into perspective in the first chapter and then categorized into four main interconnected parts:

Part I: Management and EvaluationPart II: Global, Trans-boundary and International Dimensions
Part III: Consensus-building, Bargaining and Negotiation
Part IV: Ecological and Socio-economic Impacts

Title:Conflict Resolution in Water Resources and Environmental ManagementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:291 pagesPublished:April 23, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319142143

ISBN - 13:9783319142142

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Table of Contents

A Systems Perspective of Conflict Resolution in Water Resources and Environmental Management.- Part I Management and Evaluation.- Managing Sediment in the Mekong River Basin: Tradeoffs between Hydropower and the Environment.- Groundwater Management Instruments and Induced Second-order Conflicts: The Case of the Paraíba River Basin, Brazil.- Paying to Conserve Watershed Services in Pangani River Basin, Tanzania.- Economic Valuation for Decision Making on the Protection of Water Sources.- Part II Global, Trans-boundary and International Dimensions.- Is Water Really a Scarce Resource? Initiating Entrepreneurship for Global Clean Water Supply: Implications of a Global Economic Policy on Water Security and Entrepreneurial Technology Strategy.- Trans-boundary River Basin Management: Factors Influencing the Success or Failure of International Agreements.- Drinking Water Treatment and Supply in Developed Countries in 2045 - Where Will We Be?.- The Keystone XL Pipeline Dispute over Transferring Bitumen from the Alberta Oil Sands to US Refineries.- Part III Consensus-building, Bargaining, and Negotiations.- Planning Sewer Condition Inspections using Predictive Analytics.- Bargaining under Uncertainty: A Monte-Carlo Fallback Bargaining Method for Predicting the Likely Outcomes of Environmental Conflicts.- Decision Support System for Solving the Conflict between Human and Environment.- CAPE WIND: Conflict Over Offshore Renewable Energy Development.- Part IV Ecological and Socio-Economic Impacts.- Quantitative Evaluation of Hydromorphological Changes in Navigable Waterways and Their Contribution to Sustainable Management.- Study of Agricultural Water Resources Limitations and its Effects on Socio- Economic Conditions of Wheat Farmers: A Case Study of Maku City in Iran.-Impact of Climatic and Anthropogenic Factors on Groundwater Resources and Irrigated Agriculture in South India.