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Water Security

Water Security

Four Volume Set
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October 2014 | 1 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
During the past two decades, environmental security and more specifically the security of water as a natural resource has come to the forefront of research and discussion. Many regions have experienced an increased water scarcity due to climatic variability and climate change, and the uncertain impacts of climate change to the supply has brought the issue to the centre of political debates. Indeed it has been raised by both the EU and the US national governments as a major issue of concern globally and has also been highlighted by the Security Council of the UN. The four volumes of this collection seek to broadly outline the debate as it has developed, both from a policy as well as an academic perspective, with the aim to bring conceptual clarity as well as provide an account of how the water security discourse has emerged and developed. 

Volume One: Water Security - Origin and foundations

Volume Two: Water Security - International conflict and cooperation

Volume Three. Water Security and Development - An intimate relation

Volume Four: The Age of Water Security - Current dilemmas and future challenges

Securitizing Water Úrsula Oswald Spring and Hans Günter Brauch
Global Water Issues Confronting Humanity Malin Falkenmark
The New Blue and Green Water Paradigm: Breaking New Ground for Water Resources Planning and Management Malin Falkenmark and Johan Rockström
Transitions towards Adaptive Management of Water Facing Climate and Global Change Claudia Pahl-Wostl
Global Water Resources I. Shiklomanov
Avert Looming Hydrocide Jan Lundqvist
Water Scarcity as a Source of Crises Ashok Swain
Water and Conflict: Fresh Water Resources and International Security Peter Gleick
Global Hydrological Cycles and World Water Resources Taikan Oki and Shinjiro Kanae
Entering an Era of Water Scarcity: The Challenges Ahead Sandra Postel
Global Water Resources: Vulnerability from Climate Change and Population Growth Charles Vörösmarty et al.
Groundwater Management and Socioeconomic Responses Jacob Burke, Claude Sauveplane and Marcus Moench
Stationarity Is Dead: Whither Water Management? P.C.D. Milly et al.
On the Verge of a New Water Scarcity: A Call for Good Governance and Human Ingenuity Malin Falkenmark
Saving Water: From Field to Fork – Curbing Losses and Wastage in the Food Chain J. Lundqvist, C. de Fraiture and D. Molden
The Value of Cooperation in Resolving International River Basin Disputes Peter Rogers
The War over Water John Cooley
Water Wars Joyce Starr
Water and International Conflict Helga Haftendorn
Water Wars: Fact or Fiction Ashok Swain
Conflict and Co-operation in International Freshwater Management: A Global Review Erik Mostert
Water Wars: Obscuring Opportunities Karin Bencala and Geoffrey Dabelko
Capturing the Nature of Cooperation, Unstable Cooperation and Conflict over International Rivers: The Story of the Indus, Yarmouk, Euphrates and Tigris Rivers Neda Zawahri
Hydro-Hegemony a Framework for Analysis of Transboundary Water Conflicts Mark Zeitoun and Jeroen Warner
The Political Context of Conflict and Cooperation over International River Basins Frederick Frey
Transboundary Water Interaction I: Reconsidering Conflict and Cooperation Mark Zeitoun and Naho Mirumachi
The Need for Flexibility in Freshwater Treaty Regimes Stephen McCaffrey
Conflict and Cooperation along International Waterways Aaron Wolf
Beyond the River: The Benefits of Cooperation on International Rivers Claudia Sadoff and David Grey
The Past, Present, and Future of Water Conflict and International Security David Kreamer
Reframing the Water Security Dialogue Dan Tarlock and Patricia Wouters
“Water, Water Everywhere...” Improving the Availability of Clean Water and Sanitation Allerd Stikker and Dorota Juchniewicz
The Sustainability and Resilience of Global Water and Food Systems: Political Analysis of the Interplay between Security, Resource Scarcity, Political Systems and Global Trade Jeremy Allouche
Domestic Water and Sanitation as Water Security: Monitoring, Concepts and Strategy David Bradley and Jamie Bartram
Water Security: Why It Matters and What to Do about It John Briscoe
Addressing the Global Water and Environment Crises through Integrated Approaches to the Management of Land, Water and Ecological Resources Alfred Duda and Mohamed El-Ashry
The Human Right to Water Peter Gleick
Global Water Crisis and Future Food Security in an Era of Climate Change Munir A. Hanjra and M. Ejaz Qureshi
Risks and Responses to Universal Drinking Water Security Robert Hope and Michael Rouse
Water Security: Old Concepts, New Package, What Value? Jonathan Lautze and Herath Manthrithilake
Good Governance for Food Water and Energy Security U. Lele, M. Klousia-Marquis and S. Goswami
Nirvana Concepts, Narratives and Policy Models: Insight from the Water Sector François Molle
Will the World Run Dry? Global Water and Food Security Mark Rosegrant, Ximing Cai and Sarah Cline
Energy and Water Trade-Offs in Enhancing Food Security: A Selective International Assessment Shahbaz Mushtaqa, Tek Narayan Marasenia, Jerry Maroulisa and Mohsin Hafeezb
The Right to Water and Sanitation in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Mara Tignino
The Global Web of National Water Security Mark Zeitoun
Facing the Freshwater Crisis Peter Rogers
Water Security for a Planet under Pressure: Interconnected Challenges of a Changing World Call for Sustainable Solutions Janos Bogardi et al.
Growing Water Scarcity in Agriculture: Future Challenges to Global Water Security Malin Falkenmark
Re-Thinking Water Scarcity: Can Science and Technology Solve the Global Water Crisis? Elena Lopez-Gunn and Manuel Ramón Llamas
Producing More Food with Less Water in a Changing World: Assessment of Water Productivity in 10 Major River Basins Xueliang Cai et al.
Virtual Water – The Water, Food, and Trade Nexus: Useful Concept or Misleading Metaphor? J. Allan
Water Wars by Other Means: Virtual Water and Global Economic Reconstructing Andrew Biro
Foreign Agricultural Land Acquisition and the Visibility of Water Resource Impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa Philip Woodhouse
The United Nations Watercourses Convention Ten Years Later: Why Has Its Entry into Force Proven Difficult? Salman M.A. Salman
Governance Mechanisms to Address Flow Variability in Water Treaties Alena Drieschova, Mark Giordano and Itay Fishhendler
Climate Proofing Transboundary Water Agreements Heather Cooley and Peter Gleick
Global Climate Change and Challenges for International River Agreements Ashok Swain
Global Regime Formation or Complex Institution Building? The Principled Content of International River Agreements Ken Conca, Fengshi Wu and Ciqi Mei
Governance and the Global Water System: A Theoretical Exploration Claudia Pahl-Wosti, Joyeeta Gupta and Daniel Petry
Water Security: Debating an Emerging Paradigm Christina Cook and Karen Bakker

"This volume represents a serious and ground-breaking attempt to compile a volume of articles covering the key area of water security. The work by Professors Jägerskog, Swain and Öjendal provides us with a much needed selection of seminal articles that will be of substantial use for anyone wanting to understand the relationship between water and security. These major works can serve as insights into water as a source of conflict - but, equally, as a source and catalyst for cooperation "

Jan Eliasson
Deputy-Secretary-General of the United Nations

“Over the past decades water gained attention in political debates as a resource at the core of intricate interdependencies among the world’s economies, societies, politics, and ecology. It is this complex picture that UNESCO addresses since the 60s in supporting its Member States to better understand and manage their water resources to the benefit of their peoples. This is also the lesson I draw from this outstanding work by Professors Jägerskog, Swain and Öjendal. These volumes are not only an original contribution to the Organization’s mandate; they also constitute a direct input for policy makers and point out that water security is vital for peace and development, highlighting what must be done to make it a reality for all”

Irina Bokova
Director-General of UNESCO

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ISBN: 9781446293928