Globalized Water: A Question of Governance by GRACIELA SCHNEIER-MADANESGlobalized Water: A Question of Governance by GRACIELA SCHNEIER-MADANES

Globalized Water: A Question of Governance


Hardcover | March 19, 2014

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Globalized Water presents a compilation of voices that forms a unique scientific exploration of contemporary water management models and governance issues. The book describes the water paradox-how a local resource has become a global product-and the implications of this in how we identify challenges and make policy in the water sector. Over the last 20 years, the foundations of local and national water systems have been rocked by a wave of changes. The authors in this book, experts in a wide range of disciplines, address the resulting debates and issues: water as a commodity and patrimony, technological rent, liberalization and privatization, the continuing evolution of water management and policy at the European level, decision making and stakeholder participation, conflict and consensus, and the inevitable growth of counterpowers at the local and international levels, promoted by the advocates of sustainable development. The selected case studies are from Europe (primarily France but also Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Portugal), Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia), the United States, Lebanon, and India. From this diverse collection of comparative perspectives and research methods, Globalized Water seeks to advance interdisciplinary research, contributing to a new and dynamic role for social sciences and governance on water.
Graciela Schneier-Madanes is professor emerita at the National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS) in France. She is a social science expert in urban geography and planning, with a focus on water governance. She has served as director of CNRS "rés-EAU-ville" (Urban Water Research Network)...
Title:Globalized Water: A Question of GovernanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:289 pagesPublished:March 19, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400773226

ISBN - 13:9789400773226

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction

Part I: Water Management Models and Globalization: The "French Model" and Europe

Patrimonial Economics and Water Management: A French Case

The Water Framework Directive: A Challenge for French Territorial Management

Water Globalization: The Strategies of the Two French "Majors"

Technological Rent: the Key for Water Services Regulation

Liberalization of Water Services in Europe: The End of the French Water Exception?

Part II: Water Management Models and Globalization: Privatizations and Access to Water

From the French Model to a "Globalized Model"

Privatization: Lessons from Argentina

Urban Water in the Post-Network Era: Lebanon and the Former East Germany

Part III: Governance, Conflict, and Participation: Sharing the Resource

France's Water Policy: The Interest and Limits of River Contracts

Traditional Water Management in the Mediterranean: Authorized Union Associations in Languedoc-Roussillon

Dam Projects and Protest: The Exception of Alqueva (Portugal)

Interbasin Water Transfers in Spain: Inter-regional Conflicts and Governance Responses

Part IV: Governance, Conflict, and Participation: Mechanisms of Power

Politics and Governance in the Water Sector: The Case of Mumbai

Inequalities and Conflicts: Water in Latin American Cities

From Private to Public: Challenges in La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia

Water Governance Tools: The Role of Science and Decision Support Systems in Participatory Management

Water Security: A Genealogy of Emerging Discourses

Appendix: Water Urbanisms: A Visual Illustration


Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:"This volume, edited by Schneier-Madanes (emer., CNRS, France), provides an important overview of water governance in a global context. . the book urges readers to see the issues of water governance simultaneously as local and global, and it provides pathways to start envisaging more effective and equitable international water governance. . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers/faculty." (E. S. Norman, Choice, Vol. 52 (4), December, 2014)