This unique survey analyzes the interconnections between water and human security in India and its region. In India, population growth, development, and modernization have brought water policy to the top of the agenda of national and local governments. Transboundary water sharing, dams, and projects to provide water have become strategic geopolitical tools. Water is a key issue in the India-Pakistan-Kashmir dispute, and has strained the relations between India and Bangladesh. If the availability of water may cause conflict, it is also essential for human development and environmental sustainability. Cooperation between states is needed to increase economic development, and the book argues that the importance of water for human security calls for the creation of a security community, that is: a stable political alliance, which will contribute to peace and development in the region, with India playing a key role in water leadership.
Over the past twenty years Australian parliaments have undertaken a national program of fundamental law reform to address the competing interests of humans and our ecosystems. The resultant state and territory legislation is the product of the most significant reforms since water resources statutes were first enacted over a century ago. The Commonwealth Parliament has entered the field of water resource management and, with the support of some state-referred legislative powers, has enacted a framework for the national oversight of water resources management . The authors explain in practical terms how the new water resources legislation seeks to implement the national reform policies
Hunter T and Chandler J, Petroleum Law in Australia, 2013
The Mountain and Tidewater Songs are a set of six pieces for baritone, cello, piano, and violin. The songs are drawn from a series of poems by Daniel Mark Epstein, which appear in "No Vacancies in Hell". A deep sense of place, as well as the sweep, lyricism, and warmth of nineteenth-century American life inform both the poetry and music. The cycle charts the journey and reflections of an exile as he leaves behind the towns, countryside, and people he has known. These places and characters, like the apparitions of memory, become an interior landscape, where romance, adventure, duels, buffoonery, loss, villainy, and kindness all play out in ever-swirling reverie and drama.
The violin and cello parts are included.
Praise for Damon Ferrante's music:
Tim Smith of "The Baltimore Sun" calls Ferrante's music "focused and colorful...with an unexpected, decidedly poetic touch."
"If the tune has the elegance of traditional opera, the harmonization is very modern as the vocal lines climb and descend the melodic staircases that Ferrante has constructed for them."
Geoffrey Himes, "The Baltimore City Paper"
Mary MacCauley of "The Baltimore Sun" describes Ferrante's music as "ebullient and full of shifts of direction."
See a video for "The Mountain & Tidewater Songs" on Damon Ferrante's author page at Amazon (just click on his name here for the link).
Unique in in its focus on eukaryotic molecular biology, this textbook provides a distillation of the essential concepts of molecular biology, supported by current examples, experimental evidence, and boxes that address related diseases, methods, and techniques. End-of-chapter analytical questions are well designed and will enable students to apply the information they learned in the chapter. A supplementary website include self-tests for students, resources for instructors, as well as figures and animations for classroom use.
Murphy wants to grow up fast and be a fisherman. It's what men do in his small Newfoundland community. Then one cold day in 1929, a tsunami strikes the Burin Peninsula, destroying most of the out port and killing many people. Suddenly the twelve-year-old is doing a man's work, saving lives and caring for the people he loves.
His dad died the day Murphy was born. Since no out port family can survive without a man to fish, his mom had to find a job in St. John's and Murphy stayed behind to be raised by his uncle and aunt. But Murphy has a grand plan. Soon he'll become a fisherman, build a house and bring his mom home to live with him.
Then a day and night of terror begins with a small earthquake. An old-timer says there'll be a tidal wave coming, but people don't believe it. Murphy goes outside later to check and hears an odd sucking noise. All the water is gone from the harbour! It shoots back in a sixty-foot wave that fills the harbour and claws its way up the hill. He has only moments to save his aunt and cousins from the roaring water.
Penny Draper is an author, a bookseller, and a storyteller who lives in Victoria, BC. Coteau Books for Kids Disaster Strikes! Series includes Terror at Turtle Mountain, Peril at Pier Nine, a finalist for the Silver Birch Young Reader's Choice Award, Graveyard of the Sea, winner of the Bolen Book Prize and a Moonbeam Children's Award, and her latest A Terrible Roar of Water.
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