Catégorie : Ouvrages

Want, waste or war? The global resource nexus and the struggle for land, energy, food, water and minerals

In addition to environmental change, the structure and trends of global politics and the economy are also changing as more countries join the ranks of the world’s largest economies with their resource-intensive patterns. The nexus approach, conceptualized as attention to resource connections and their governance ramifications, calls attention to the sustainability of contemporary consumer resource use, lifestyles and supply chains…

Water security : Principles, perspectives and practices

The purpose of this book is to present an overview of the latest research, policy, practitioner, academic and international thinking on water security—an issue that, like water governance a few years ago, has developed much policy awareness and momentum with a wide range of stakeholders. As a concept it is open to multiple interpretations, and the authors here set out the various approaches to the topic from different perspectives.

The water footprint of modern consumer society

This book shows how the water footprint concept can be used to quantify and map the water use behind consumption and how it can guide reduction of water use to a sustainable level. With a number of case studies, it illustrates water use along supply chains and that water consumption at one place is often linked to water use at another…

Urban water conflicts

The book presents a collection of essays on socioeconomic and institutional aspects of urban water management, focusing on water and sanitation services. It examines interdisciplinary approaches to understanding and analyzing conflicts that arise from inadequate urban water management…