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Author: David William Seckler
Keywords: water, wet, savings, dry, resources, era, new, management
Number of Pages: 23
Examines the concept of water efficiency, the impact of water recycling and implications for water management. Distinguishes between "wet" and "dry" water savings, and explores opportunities for creating "wet" savings-savings that make more water available for use in a basin.
Author: Sérgio Margulis
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: water, environment, sector, mainstreaming, quality, managing, brazil
Number of Pages: 72
Historically, water resource management in Brazil, as in many other developing countries, has relied on heavy investments in highly visible, large-scale water infrastructure projects. These projects, however, have often shown disappointing overall returns, resulting in little improvement in water quality and a negligible impact on poverty reduction.This study looks at water quality management in Brazil as it impacts both the users of raw water and those concerned with the wastewater disposal. It focuses on water resources management, water supply and sanitation, and environmental management.
Author: Stephen Colnon Lonergan
Keywords: palestinian, conflict, israeli, water, role, fresh, watershed
Number of Pages: 333
Watershed describes the water crisis faced by Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories today ; a crisis that will have much to do with the design and the success of the current peace proposals. The authors examine the geopolitics of water in the region, the economic importance, problems of water supply and water quality, and regional conflicts over water.
Author: D. J. Molden
Keywords: organizations, sindh, pakistan, user, water, perceptions, social, mobilization, farmers
Number of Pages: 145
Changes in the way water is used in one part of a river basin often affect how water is used somewhere else in that basin. This report introduces the concept of hydronomic (hydro water + nomus management) zones that were developed to help untangle some of the complexities of basin-wide water resource use.
Author: Anu Mittal
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: water, production, congressional, testimony, electricity, links, preliminary, observations, energy, biofuels
Number of Pages: 14
Water and energy are inexorably linked -- energy is needed to pump, treat, and transport water and large quantities of water are needed to support the development of energy. Two examples that demonstrate the link between water and energy are the cultivation and conversion of corn, switchgrass, and algae into biofuels; and the production of electricity by thermoelectric power plants. There are three ongoing studies focusing on the water-energy nexus related to: (1) biofuels and water; (2) thermoelectric power plants and water; and (3) oil shale and water. This testimony provides the key themes
Author: Thomas C. Winter
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: water, resource, single, surface, ground
Number of Pages: 92
Presents an overview of current understanding of the interaction of ground water & surface water, in terms of both quantity & quality, as applied to a variety of landscapes across the U.S. It serves as a general educational document that will help other Federal, State, & local agencies build a firm scientific foundation for policies governing the management & protection of aquifers & watersheds. Sections include: natural processes of ground-water & surface-water interaction; effects of human activities on the interaction of ground water & surface water; & challenges & opportunities. Charts & t
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: water, services, sanitation, resources, pricing
Number of Pages: 109
In both OECD and non-OECD countries the water sector is facing the challenges of increased competition for water resources, deteriorating water quality, and the effects of climate change and poor management. In this context, how can countries ensure access to adequate, sustainable and affordable water and sanitation services for all? Pricing water-related services is an essential part of the answer. This report compiles reliable and comparable data on pricing water and on water supply and sanitation services across OECD countries. It sheds additional light on such policy issues as the choice o