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Volume 33, Issue 5

Special Issue: The Productivity and Profitability of Small Scale Communal Irrigation Systems in South-eastern Africa

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Current Projects

Management of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Aquifers

International organizations can play an important role as mediators of conflicts on transboundary water bodies. However, except for Eugene Black, the former President of the World Bank, who played a critical role in the 1950s on forgi [...]

Research and Policy Publications

Water as a Human Right

Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas, 2017, International Journal of Water Resources Developme [...]

During 23–24 February 2017, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences organized a workshop, The Human Right to Water: An Interdisciplinary Focus and Contributions on the Central Role of Public Policies in Water and Sanitation Management, in Vatican City. The r [...]

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India’s Water Future

Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, chapter of the book 'Insights on Global Challenges and O [...]

Water planning in India has been on an unsustainable path for centuries. In the 16th century, Mughal Emperor Akbar decided to build a new capital in Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory). In 1589, Robert Fitch, one of the earliest English travellers to India, [...]

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Confronting Global Security in an Era of Water Instabilities

Kris Hartley, Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas, 2017, Foreign Policy Journal (e-Journal)

    Political instability complicated by water security threats compromises America’s ability to navigate global security challenges. The state of global security and stability appears more precarious now than at any time since the end [...]

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Water Reuse Policies for Potable Use

Edited by Cecilia Tortajada and Choon Nam Ong, 2017, Routledge, London, 178 pages

As water demand has increased globally and resources have become more limited because of physical scarcity, over-exploitation and pollution, it has been necessary to develop more options for water supplies. These options include the production at large s [...]

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Building Sustainability

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    New and published books of the Series.

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  • XVIth World Water Congress

    Cancun, Mexico, May 29 – June 2, 2017

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  • Series on Water Resources Development and Management

    New and forthcoming titles in the Series

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  • An Editor’s Choice Collection of top articles

    Collection of top articles of our International Journal

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Efficient water management requires new knowledge and implementable solutions, as well as synthesis of current experiences from different parts of the world. The primary objective of the Centre is thus generation, synthesis and application of knowledge, and extensive global dissemination of the related information.