Water Resources Allocation and Agriculture

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Publication Date: 15/06/2022

Pages: 450

Binding: Paperback

ISBN13: 9781789062779

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The book brings together a range of leading scholars and practitioners to compile an international account of water allocation policies supporting a transition to sustainable water use in regions where agriculture is the dominant water use. In Section 1, the collection canvasses six key cross-cutting issues shaping the challenge of sustainable water allocation policy, such as legal and economic perspectives, the role of politics, the contributions of engineering and technology, the setting of environmental flows, and the importance of indigenous rights. Section 2 presents 16 national, state and transboundary case studies of water allocation policy, covering cases from Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. These case studies highlight novel and innovative elements of water allocation regimes, which respond to the cross-cutting issues addressed in Section 1, as well as local challenges and social and environmental imperatives. The book provides a comprehensive account of water allocation in a range of international settings and provides a reference point for practitioners and scholars worldwide wishing to draw on the latest advances on how to design and implement sustainable water allocation systems.

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