Rainfall patterns in Australia are changing and drought is becoming a part of life for many people. Find out how to use less water in your home and garden, and learn how waste water can be recycled. There's plenty we can do to solve our water shortages.
It doesnt take a lot to reduce the amount of trash we create. Taking action can be as simple as recycling bottles and cans or bringing reusable bags to the grocery store. Kids learn this and more about what they can do to help in 10 Things I Can Do to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Globalized Water presents a compilation of voices that forms a unique scientific exploration of contemporary water management models and governance issues. The book describes the water paradox-how a local resource has become a global product-and the implications of this in how we identify challenges and make policy in the water sector. Over the last 20 years, the foundations of local and national water systems have been rocked by a wave of changes. The authors in this book, experts in a wide range of disciplines, address the resulting debates and issues: water as a commodity and patrimony, technological rent, liberalization and privatization, the continuing evolution of water management and policy at the European level, decision making and stakeholder participation, conflict and consensus, and the inevitable growth of counterpowers at the local and international levels, promoted by the advocates of sustainable development. The selected case studies are from Europe (primarily France but also Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Portugal), Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia), the United States, Lebanon, and India. From this diverse collection of comparative perspectives and research methods, Globalized Water seeks to advance interdisciplinary research, contributing to a new and dynamic role for social sciences and governance on water.
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