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.
As global climate change threatens to change radically both the political and physical climate with regard to water issues, so a reassessment of some of the fundamental principles of international water law is emerging. One of the most important principles being reassessed is the sovereign equality of states. This volume brings together more than thirty leading international water and legal specialists to explore the development and changing relationship between water, state sovereignty and international law.Offering fresh insights into one of the most pressing issues in global water policy, Sovereignty and International Water Law will form an essential reference for water professionals, legal specialists and policy makers alike.
'I FIGHT DIRTY, I KILL FOR A LIVING AND I'M NOT CAPABLE OF BEING FAITHFUL.' The words might come straight from Major Adam Flint's mouth, but they certainly don't describe the man who saved vulnerable Rose's life. Yes, Flint is illegitimate, a roughened soldier and an incorrigible rake - but Rose has never met a man so defined by honour. Who else, when faced with a lady rendered memory-less by the traumas of war, would resist the intense attraction that burns between them? Rose might not know her own name, but she knows her heart - and her heart wants Flint! Brides of Waterloo: Love Forged On The Battlefield...
Bryan Adams is a one man rock'n'roll success story: he went from washing dishes for $2.50 per hour to becoming a multi-millionaire by making music that people liked. Adams' 'Reckless' album sold over 10 million units globally whilst his ballad 'Everything I Do (I Do It For You)' cleared an impressive 7 million copies. He remains one of the world's most popular rockers and a Canadian national hero.
This detailed but accessible biography is a lightly updated edition of the version which appeared in 1994. Mark Duffett explores Adams' meteoric recording career, 'ordinary guy' persona, and unfolding political commitment. The supporting activities of his manager and record company are included to complete the picture. As a well-informed story of maximum rock'n'roll it constitutes essential reading material for true fans. More details can be found on the Bennion Kearny website.
Water in a Dry Land is a story of research about water as a source of personal and cultural meaning. The site of this exploration is the iconic river system which forms the networks of natural and human landscapes of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. In the current geological era of human induced climate change, the desperate plight of the system of waterways has become an international phenomenon, a symbol of the unsustainable ways we relate to water globally.
The Murray-Darling Basin extends west of the Great Dividing Range that separates the densely populated east coast of Australia from the sparsely populated inland. Aboriginal peoples continue to inhabit the waterways of the great artesian basin and pass on their cultural stories and practices of water, albeit in changing forms. A key question informing the book is: What can we learn about water from the oldest continuing culture inhabiting the world's driest continent? In the process of responding to this question a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers formed to work together in a contact zone of cultural difference within an emergent arts-based ethnography.
Photo essays of the artworks and their landscapes offer a visual accompaniment to the text on the Routledge Innovative Ethnography Series website, http://www.innovativeethnographies.net/. This book is perfect for courses in environmental sociology, environmental anthropology, and qualitative methods.
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