Co-Engineering and Participatory Water Management (International Hydrology Series)
Effective participatory water management requires effective co-engineering - the collective process whereby organisational decisions are made on how to bring stakeholders together. This trans-disciplinary book highlights the challenges involved in the collective initiation, design, implementation and evaluation of water planning and management processes. It demonstrates how successful management requires the effective handling of two participatory processes: the stakeholder water management process and the co-engineering process required to organise this. The book provides practical methods for supporting improved participatory processes, including the application of theory and models to aid decision-making. International case studies of these applications from Australia, Europe and all over the world including Africa, are used to examine negotiations and leadership approaches, and their effects on the participatory stakeholder processes. This international review of participatory water governance forms an important resource for academic researchers in hydrology, environmental management and water policy, and also practitioners and policy-makers working in water management.
- ASIN: B0089NUN7U
Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management - Practice (Developments in Integrated Environmental Assessment)
- ASIN: B0018P03G2
Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management - Theory (Developments in Integrated Environmental Assessment)
Covering the more recent advances in Modelling, Planning, Management and Negotiations for Integrated Water Resource Management, this text brings together knowledge and concepts from Hydrology, System Analysis, Control Theory, Conflict Resolution, and Decision and Negotiation Theory. Without compromising on mathematical rigour, the book maintains a fine line between theory and application, methodology and tools, avoiding getting locked into excessively theoretical and formal development of the issues discussed. The non-technical aspects of water resource systems (such as societal, political and legal concerns) are recognized throughout the book as having a great, if not fundamental, importance to reaching an agreed-upon decision; they are therefore integrated into the more technical and mathematical issues. The book provides a unified, coordinated and comprehensive framework that will facilitate the increasingly appropriate application of the Integrated Water Resource Management paradigm by current and future practising professionals, decision-makers and scientists.· Integration of technical modelling and control aspects with participatory and decision-making issues· Insightful and comprehensive treatment of theoretical contents, supported by practical examples· A wide collect...
- ASIN: B00B3QSBAQ
People, Land and Water: Participatory Development Communication for Natural Resource Management
In natural resource management research, best practice implies the participation of community members, research or development teams and other stakeholders to jointly identify research and development parameters and contribute to decision making. Ideally, the research or development process itself generates a situation of empowerment in which participants transform their vision and become able to take effective action. Used increasingly widely in resource management, this process is known as Participatory Development Communication (PDC).This book presents conceptual and methodological issues related to the use of PDC to facilitate participation amongst stakeholders in a variety of natural resource management initiatives. Each chapter presents in-depth experiences from Asia and Africa to highlight different ways in which this process can be achieved. The book describes the major issues involved in applying PDC to natural resource management practices and research, discusses the challenges and the difficulties linked to such an approach and offers insights and lessons from research and experience in the field.
- ASIN: B008FZ0YJY
Looking Beyond the Horizon: How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Directions in Development)
Agriculture is one of the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors. In many countries, such as the fourexamined in Looking Beyond the Horizon, the risks of climate change are an immediate and fundamentalproblem because the majority of the rural population depends either directly or indirectly on agriculture forits livelihood.The risks of climate change to agriculture cannot be eff ectively dealt with—and the opportunities cannot beeff ectively exploited—without a clear plan for aligning agricultural policies with climate change, developingthe capabilities of key agricultural institutions, and investing in infrastructure, support services, and on-farmimprovements. Developing such a plan ideally involves a combination of high-quality quantitative analysis;consultation with key stakeholders, particularly farmers and local agricultural experts; and investments inboth human and physical capital. The diverse experiences of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic ofMacedonia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan, highlighted in this book, show that it is possible to develop a plan tomeet these objectives—one that is comprehensive and empirically driven as well as consultative and quickto develop.The approach of this volume is predicated on strong country ownership and participation, and is...
- ASIN: B00CEZ8NPS
Farmer Innovation in Africa: A Source of Inspiration for Agricultural Development
One of Africa's major untapped resources is the creativity of its farmers. This book presents a series of clear and detailed studies that demonstrate how small-scale farmers, both men and women, experiment and innovate in order to improve their livelihoods, despite the adverse conditions and lack of appropriate external support with which they have to contend. The studies are based on fieldwork in a wide variety of farming systems throughout Africa, and have been written primarily by African researchers and extension specialists. Numerous lively examples show how a participatory approach to agricultural research and development that builds on local knowledge and innovation can stimulate the creativity of all involved - not only the farmers. This approach, which recognizes the farmers' capacity to innovate as the crucial component of success, provides a much-needed alternative to the conventional 'transfer of technology' paradigm. This book is a rich source of case studies and analyses of how agricultural research and development policy can be changed. It presents evidence of the resilience and resolution of rural communities in Africa and will be an inspiration for development workers, researchers and policy-makers, as well as for students and teachers of agriculture, environment...
- ASIN: B00LPCCL18
Great Lakes: Lessons in Participatory Governance
This edited volume while focusing on participatory governance in the Great Lakes basin of North America also gives a comparative perspective of the African Great Lakes. The book describes the actions taken at degraded locations along the Great Lakes in North America through Remedial Action Plans (RAP) and other mechanisms, with an aim to highlight
- ASIN: B00OD4B2DI
Strategy for Promoting Safe and Environment-Friendly Agro-Based Value Chains in the Greater Mekong Subregion and Siem Reap Action Plan, 2018-2022
As the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) has made considerable progress in food security, addressing health, safety, and environmental concerns is also essential. The strategy and action plan will strengthen the commitment to food security, increase market access for small producers, and ensure inclusive food safety for the GMS. It aims at achieving the GMS vision of being a leading global supplier of safe and environment-friendly agriculture products through four pillars: policies, infrastructure, knowledge, and marketing.
- ASIN: B07HDTCQZT
Managing Water, Soil and Waste Resources to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals: Monitoring and Implementation of Integrated Resources Management (Springerbriefs in Environmental Science)
This book explores how integrated management of environmental resources via a Nexus Approach can help to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It takes a process-oriented view on what should or needs to be done to implement a Nexus Approach and how this relates to SDGs. After sketching the background and conceptual outline, contributions to the book explore key aspects of monitoring and implementation. Specifically, they: focus on the importance of monitoring resource use and how to advance it at the international level to support SDG implementation, exemplify the resources perspective on the nexus approach by exploring how to close the nitrogen cycle and stay within planetary boundaries, elaborate on proven and emerging strategies for nexus implementation, highlighting means to enhance, monitor and analyse stakeholder participation, explain how the horizontal and vertical nexus dimensions interact and can support SDG implementation. The book sheds new light on key aspects of the interrelation between SDGs and the Nexus Approach and provides specific recommendations how to advance it.
- ASIN: B07C6DYTD3
Advanced Tools for Integrated Water Resources Management (Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection Book 3)
Advanced Tools for Integrated Water Resources Management, Volume Three, explores a wide breadth of emerging and state-of-the-art technologies used to study advanced tools for integrated water resources management. The book provides insights in chapters relating to How to involve the public - citizen science approaches for IWRM, Urban forestry as a management tool for urban water, Applying water accounting methods in Mediterranean areas, The Jucar River case, Valuation of Guadalquivir River Basin water resources (southern Spain) using SEEA Water Account, Applying water accounting methods through statistical data and simulation models, and much more.Covers a wide breadth of emerging and state-of-the-art technologiesIncludes contributions from an International board of authorsProvides a comprehensive set of reviews relating to water resource management
- ASIN: B07L1NY4SH
Multi-Stakeholder Platforms for Integrated Water Management (Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy and Practice)
- ASIN: B01LWWUO8S
Smart Cities, Smart Future: Showcasing Tomorrow
Are you curious about smart cities? You should be! By mid-century, two-thirds of us will live in cities. The world of tomorrow will be a world of cities. But will they be smart cities? Smart cities are complex blends of technologies, systems and services designed and orchestrated to help people lead productive, fulfilling, safe and happy lives. This remarkable book is a window into our shared future. In crisp language and sharp detail, Mike Barlow and Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton explain how smart cities are powerful forces for positive change. With keen eyes and warm hearts, they invite readers to imagine the world of tomorrow, a fascinating world of connected cities and communities. They capture and convey the depth and richness of the worldwide smart city movement. Smart Cities, Smart Future describes the impact of smart city projects on people in towns, cities and nations around the world. The book includes descriptions of ongoing smart city projects in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Looking Ahead to an Urban World No two smart cities are alike. No one can say with certainty or precision what the term “smart city” means. There is no standard definition or common template. Today, smart cities are works in progress. They emerge from our hopes and our dreams. ...
- ASIN: 1119516188
Impact of Community Based Participatory Soil and Water Conservation: Impact of Conservation on Crop Production of Small Farm Households:The Case of Didessa Watershed, Western Ethiopia
Ethiopia experienced strong and broad based economic growth over the past decade. However, the nation is potentially among the countries most severely affected by climate and environmental degradation. To reverse the threats, massive public intervention is in operation using a national guideline known as Community Based Participatory Watershed Development, where its impact is yet to be measured. Thus, to assess the impact of the program, the study used both primary and secondary data sources. The descriptive statistics result shows that before matching there were difference between households in demographic and socio-economic characteristics. The logistic regression result shows that program participation status as well as value of crop production was significantly influenced by sex of the household, age, family size, farm size, perception of land degradation, and off/non farm income. Finally, using kernel matching, the estimated average treatment effect on treated proof that, on average, participation on the program had increased the value of crop production per households by 7,294.4 Birr (303.9 USD). The result is statistically significant at less than 1% probability level.
- ASIN: 6202066385
Participatory Pro-Poor Water Tariff Collection at Dalun
Over the years, studies on the emerging pro-poor tri-sector partnership models focused on how partnerships provide social services such as safe drinking water, or how they are reducing poverty through economic empowerment of target groups as independent activities. There is no adequate research coverage of how partnerships are implementing economic empowerment strategies concurrently with improved potable water services, with the sole aim of enabling poor beneficiaries to pay for the water services sustainably. This book describes how poverty accounts for inadequate water tariff payment, and the influence of a tri-sector partnership in managing the problem in the Dalun community of northern Ghana. It emerges with a multi-factorial model to address the identified gap. The book presents a unique methodological approach which could serve as a practical guide to postgraduate students in the field of humanities. The ideas could be useful to community development practitioners. It also lays a foundation for future research in the assessment of the relevance of the proposed multi-factorial model, which emerges as a special recommendation in this study.
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- ASIN: 365961954X
Converging Waters: Integrating Collaborative Modeling with Participatory Processes to Make Water Resource Decisions
This book provides a touchstone in the development of collaborative modeling for decision support, an approach to decision-making where parties negotiate agreements by communicating through a mutually developed and accepted computer simulation model. The approach supports decision making, promotes group learning, improves dialogue among technical and political actors, encourages competing interests to identify trade-offs, and encourages negotiations among interests, It helps address the technical complexity and conflicting values often inherent in water resources management. Chapter authors from within and outside government define and describe the approach, offer case studies illustrating its application, and examine challenges and opportunities for improving water resources planning through its use. With its focus on the opportunity that lies at the intersection of scientific / technical advances and procedural / social interchange, the book provides a useful stepping stone in the evolving path of water resources management, illustrating the current state of the field and providing a resource for current and potential practitioners.
- ASIN: 1937764001
Risk-Informed Management of European River Basins (The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry 29)
The growing impacts of economic activities and climate change on the conditions of rivers throughout the world, require a new, integrated approach towards river basin management, an approach that can also cope with an uncertain future. In this volume, leading European scientists and representatives of major stakeholder groups present risk-informed management as this new approach, as developed in the European Commission-funded project RISKBASE. It aims to improve the ecological quality of river basins and thus to sustain the goods and services they provide for the benefit of society. Risk-informed management involves the integrated application of three key-principles:· Being well informed· Managing adaptively· Pursuing a participatory approachThe authors explain and underpin these principles in detail, offer inspiring examples from practice and connect them to the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD).This book is intended for scientists, consultants and practitioners concerned about river basins, world-wide, as well as the drafters and implementers of the WFD River Basin Management Plans.
- ASIN: B00RYSGVIQ
[(Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Management - Theory)] [Author: Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa] published on (November, 2007)
- ASIN: B00Y4QLD7A
Can participatory governance influence urban water pricing reform?: A public hearing case study of city Chengdu, China
This study, based on the theory of participatory governance, takes public hearings on water pricing in Chengdu as the research case. Through qualitative field research, I present the problems centred on urban water provision and some limitations of public participation in the hearings. The study reveals that the local government is stepping back into the management of urban water provision for its own benefit, and the water companies are taking a dominant position due to slack regulation and their monopolistic nature, so the public is at a disadvantage owing to the lack of empowerment, information asymmetry, transparency and equity. The study criticises water pricing hearings for being merely a formality of participatory governance but without practical and constructive meaning at this stage. Furthermore, the study and the associated problems explored, provide pertinent recommendations for the improvement of water pricing hearings and more rational management in urban water provision.
- ASIN: 3659113794
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