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Water Law and PolicyGovernance Without Frontiers$
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Dr. Elli Louka

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195374131

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374131.001.0001

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Water Governance

Water Governance

(p.9) Chapter 1 Water Governance
Water Law and Policy

Elli Louka

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of the status of world water resources. It identifies uneven water distribution, pollution, salinization, droughts, and floods as typical problems in many countries of the world. A number of these problems are also becoming increasingly acute in industrializing countries. The chapter then discusses water governance, addressing issues such as uneven water distribution, water demand management, agriculture, urbanization, climate change, and corruption.

Keywords:   water management, water resources, water policy, water crisis, water distribution, agriculture, urbanization, climate change, corruption

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