Managing Water Resources, Past and Present

Hardcover | February 10, 2005

EditorJulie Trottier, Paul Slack

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A multi-disciplinary analysis of the evolution of water politics and policy by an international team of distinguished experts. Water management in the Middle Ages in Europe, its evolution in the USA, the elaboration of the European Water Framework Directive, the British experience of watermanagement, the over-exploitation of African aquifers, and the evolution of the water situation in Southern Africa are all examined.This volume underlines the fact that only an integrative and interdisciplinary understanding can lead to genuinely improved water management practices that will not benefit some social groups at the expense of others.

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A multi-disciplinary analysis of the evolution of water politics and policy by an international team of distinguished experts. Water management in the Middle Ages in Europe, its evolution in the USA, the elaboration of the European Water Framework Directive, the British experience of watermanagement, the over-exploitation of African a...

Julie Trottier is a Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Paul Slack is a Principal of Linacre College and Professor of Early Modern Social History, University of Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.66 inPublished:February 10, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199267642

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Table of Contents

Julie Trottier: Introduction1. W. M. Edmunds: Silent Springs: Groundwater Resources Under Threat2. Peregrine Horden: Water in Mediterranean History3. Martin Reuss: The Development of American Water Resources: Planners, Politicians, and Constitutional Interpretation4. Ian Byatt: Managing Water for the Future: The Case of England and Wales5. Maria Kaika: Water for Europe: The Creation of the European Water Framework Directive6. Stefano Burchi: Water Laws for Water Security in the Twenty-First Century7. Julie Trottier: Water and Conflicts, Hobbes v. Ibn Khaldun: The Real Clash of Civilizations?8. Peter Ashton: Water and Development: A Southern African PerspectiveIndex