Water: Security, Economics and Governance' highlights intractable, unresolved issues and discusses ways in which information and different conceptual approaches can be used to discuss them more effectively.
Readers will gain an overview of the wide range of controversies that together make up the international debate about water reform.
They will also gain a good understanding of potential solutions.
Grafton, R Quentin; Pittock, Jamie; Tait, Maree; White, Chris
Security, Economics and Governance
About the book
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Introduction; Part I – Water Security: Chapter 2 – Introduction to water security, economics and governance, Chapter 3 – Global water physical status, Chapter 4 – Global threats to human water security and river biodiversity, Chapter 5 – The devil is in the detail, Chapter 6 – River basin closure, Chapter 7 – Water management responses to climate change, Chapter 8 – Climate change and freshwater ecosystems, Chapter 9 – Global water management challenges; Part II – Water Economics: Chapter 10 – Summary: Water economics review, Chapter 11 – Water markets: An Integrated Assessment of Water Markets, Chapter 12 – Effectiveness/economic efficiency of water use in agriculture, Chapter 13 – Optimal dynamic water allocation, Chapter 14 – Pricing irrigation water: a review of theory and practice, Chapter 15 – Efficient urban water pricing, Chapter 16 – Price & non-price approaches to urban water conservation, Chapter 17 – Willingness to pay, borrow, and work for rural water service, Chapter 18 – Flexible water sharing within an international river basin; Part III – Water Governance: Chapter 19 – Summary: Water governance, Chapter 20 – Regulatory frameworks: Water governance policy, Chapter 21 – Water governance across borders: International water law, Chapter 22 – Sharing benefits across borders: Beyond the river, Chapter 23 – UN Watercourses Convention and other treaties, Chapter 24 – Integrated water resources management, Chapter 25 – Multi-stakeholder catchment management, Chapter 26 – Urban metabolism, Chapter 27 – Gender and water, Chapter 28 – Water reform: The Murray-Darling Basin case study, Chapter 29 – Compartmentalising culture
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About the authors
R. Quentin Grafton has a PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia and holds a Chair and a professorship in economics at the Australian National University. Professor Grafton holds the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transbounary Water Governance. He is Director of the Centre of Water Economics, Environment and Policy at the Crawford School at the Australian National University (ANU) and is an ANU Public Policy Fellow.
Jamie Pittock is a senior lecture in the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University. He has been Director of International Programs for the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance, and also Program Leader of the Australian and United States Climate, Energy and Water Nexus Project for the US Studies Centre and ANU from 2010. Previously, Dr Pittock was director of the WWF’s Global Freshwater Programme from 2001-2007.