Water Privatisation

Author: Jeremy Allouche
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203302484
Size: 54.50 MB
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Setting the scene with a thorough introduction to water resource issues, Water Privatisation critically examines the new role played by Trans-National Corporations in managing and distributing water worldwide. Written from an organisational and institutional perspective, the authors propose new structures of water management at local, national and international scales allowing for the implementation of simple, cohesive and effective policies. Clear, focused, extensively referenced and drawing from cutting edge research in public administration this book is an essential tool for enabling the water and waste water services professional, be they producer, operator or regulator to communicate within a clear regulatory framework.

Environmental Project Management

Author: Ebenezer A. Sholarin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319276514
Size: 38.50 MB
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This book offers a new framework that facilitates the development of more intelligent systems and methods for data analysis and international information sharing, such as the use of satellite imaging and geospatial data to predict changes in weather conditions and shifts in water levels, and to assess the extent of the forest cover remaining on Earth that is visible from space. It brings together the many aspects of science and technology, as well as formula and analytical approaches required for more informed decision-making. It also highlights the vital importance of understanding the technological, economic and social dimensions of environmental projects that have short-term results and long-term impacts. It is unique in that it clearly distinguishes between environmental project management (EnvPM) and green project management (GreenPM), and presents an amalgamation of environmental management and project management concepts, using geospatial methods to form an EnvPM concept. The book sets a benchmark for the professionalism with which environmental projects should be planned, executed, monitored, assessed and delivered. While primarily intended for professionals responsible for the management of environmental projects or interested in improving the overall efficiency of such projects, it is also a useful handbook for managers in the private, public and non-for-profit sectors. It is a valuable resource for students at both undergraduate and master’s levels and an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to develop their skills in modern project management, environmental management and geospatial techniques. ``We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it.'' US President Obama's address to the United Nations on Climate Change and Global warming (2015) hison: This book provides an in-depth, well-researched and science-based approach to applying key project-management and spatial tools and practices in environmental projects. An important read for leaders considering projects that balance social-economic growth against minimising its ill-effects on Planet Earth. - Todd Hutchison, Global Chairman of Peopleistic group.

Water Cultural Diversity And Global Environmental Change

Author: Barbara Rose Johnston
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400717741
Size: 63.27 MB
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Co-published with UNESCO A product of the UNESCO-IHP project on Water and Cultural Diversity, this book represents an effort to examine the complex role water plays as a force in sustaining, maintaining, and threatening the viability of culturally diverse peoples. It is argued that water is a fundamental human need, a human right, and a core sustaining element in biodiversity and cultural diversity. The core concepts utilized in this book draw upon a larger trend in sustainability science, a recognition of the synergism and analytical potential in utilizing a coupled biological and social systems analysis, as the functioning viability of nature is both sustained and threatened by humans.

Water And Politics

Author: Veronica Maria Sol Herrera
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472130323
Size: 16.52 MB
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Examines how public water service becomes a political tool in Mexican cities and uncovers the politics of water provision in developing democracies

Approaches To Private Participation In Water Services

Author: PPIAF.
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821361120
Size: 43.45 MB
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Annotation This informative toolkit provides options for the design of policies to facilitate the delivery of good quality water and sanitation services to the poor. It highlights the need for tariffs, investment, stakeholder consultation, and regulatory policies to address the affordability and sustainability of those services.