Governing the Nexus: Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change by Mathew KurianGoverning the Nexus: Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change by Mathew Kurian

Governing the Nexus: Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change

byMathew KurianEditorReza Ardakanian

Hardcover | November 17, 2014

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Global trends such as urbanization, demographic and climate change that are currently underway pose serious challenges to sustainable development and integrated resources management. The complex relations between demands, resource availability and quality and financial and physical constraints can be addressed by knowledge based policies and reform of professional practice. The nexus approach recognizes the urgent need for this knowledge and its interpretation in a policy- relevant setting that is guided by the understanding that there is a lack of blueprints for development based on integrated management of water, soil and waste resources in the Member States. Generation and application of knowledge is both a priority for individual but also institutional capacity development.
Prof. Dr. Reza Ardakanian is the Founding Director of United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES^ry of Interior (1987-1989).Dr. Mathew Kurian is Academic Officer and leads the Capacity Development and Governance unit at United Nations University Institute for Integrate...
Title:Governing the Nexus: Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global ChangeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:230 pagesPublished:November 17, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319057464

ISBN - 13:9783319057460

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Table of Contents

Part I Global Change and the Nexus Approach to Management of Environmental Resources.- 1. The Nexus Approach to Governance of Environmental Resources Considering Global Change.- 2. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus-Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Complex Global Challenges.- 3. The Nexus Approach to Managing Water, Soil and Waste under Changing Climate and Growing Demands on Natural Resources.- Part II Financing of Infrastructure Projects: Implications for Sustainability and Accountability.- 4. Inter-Governmental Fiscal Relations: Questions of Accountability and Autonomy.- 5. Results Based Financing and its Potential Role in Advancing the Nexus Approach.- 6. Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Infrastructure Projects.- Part III Strategies for Implementation: Guidance on Resource Reuse and Data Visualization.- 7. Applications of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis in Water and Wastewater Projects: Lessons from European Experience.- 8. Designing Sustainable Reuse Systems: Towards an Agroecology of Wastewater Irrigation.- 9. Data Visualization of Water Services: Applications for Nexus Governance in Africa.- 10. Policy is Policy and Science is Science: Shall the Twain Ever Meet?.