River Basin Trajectories: Societies, Environments and Development (Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Series)

River Basin Trajectories: Societies, Environments and Development (Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Series)

By: Francois Molle (editor), Philippus Wester (editor)Hardback

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Using a variety of case studies, this book provides an overview of how societies have gradually developed their water resources and furthers our understanding of how such resources can be managed successfully or unsuccessfully. Discussing how and why particular options are selected, and why a particular course of events eventually prevails, the book stresses the importance of context and a multidisciplinary approach in moving towards sustainable and equitable development.

About Author

Francois Molle is a Senior Researcher at the Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, France, and holds a joint appointment with the International Water Management Institute. He has 25 years of experience in irrigation and water management in South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. He now focuses his research on institutional and political aspects of water management, water governance, river basin management and water policy. His research in recent years has been centered on water governance in the Mekong Region and he has recently co-edited a book entitled Contested Waterscapes in the Mekong Region: Hydropower, Livelihoods and governance. He is also co-edior in chief of Water Alternatives. Philippus Wester is Assistant Professor Water Reforms with the Centre for Water and Climate of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Trained as a sociotechnical water management researcher, he has 15 years of experience studying water resources management in Senegal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mexico and The Netherlands. His current research focuses on river basin management, institutional change processes and participatory groundwater management. "


1: Conceptual and Substantive Introduction 2: The Jordan River Basin, Jordan 3: The Olifant River Basin, South Africa 4: The Lerma-Chapala River Basin, Mexico 5: The Chao Phraya River Basin, Thailand 6: The Yellow River Basin, China 7: The Merguellil River Basin, Tunisia 8: The Ruaha/Rufiji River Basin, Tanzania 9: The Zayandeh Rud Basin, Iran 10: The Bhavani River Basin, India 11: The Pungwe and Save River Basins, Zimbabwe and Mozambique 12: The Murray-Darling River Basin, Australia 13: Synthesis: Human-environment Interactions in a River Basin Context

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845935382
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781845935382
  • weight: 920
  • ISBN10: 1845935381

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