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Current Projects

Human Rights to Water

The main objectives of this project is to analyse how several countries have approached the issue of human rights to water in terms of incorporating this concept into appropriate public policies, implementation of such policies, impac [...]

Research and Policy Publications

The transboundariness approach and prioritization of transboundary aquifers between [...]

Rosario Sanchez, Laura Rodriguez and Cecilia Tortajada, 2018, Ambio, DOI 10.1007/s13280-018-10 [...]

“Transboundariness” refers to a new approach that identifies and prioritizes transboundary aquifers using socio-economic and political criteria, improving their characterization by using other variables in addition to their mere physical boundaries. This [...]

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Impacts of megatrends on the global water landscape

Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas, 2018, International Journal of Water Resources Developme [...]

Megatrends can be defined as ‘sequence[s] of events or observed phenomena that have some momentum in a particular direction and some level of durability’ (Rohner, 2018). They are reshaping the future of the world in many known and unknown ways. In the ar [...]

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The California Drought: Coping Responses and Resilience Building

Cecilia Tortajada, Matthew J. Kastner, Joost Buurman and Asit K. Biswas, 2017, Environmental S [...]

Building resilience to extreme events is very complex. It involves consideration of climatic and non-climatic factors, human and natural environments and their dynamics, and governance systems that include groups with wide-ranging authorities, influence [...]

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Structuring Water Rights in China: A Hierarchical Framework

Yahua Wang, Tingting Wan and Asit K. Biswas, 2017, International Journal of Water Resources De [...]

The rapid development of China’s market economy compels the adoption of water rights and associated market mechanisms to optimize the allocation of water resources. The complexity of understanding and practising Chinese water rights is highlighted by the [...]

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Building Sustainability

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  • An Editor’s Choice Collection of top articles

    Collection of top articles of our International Journal

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  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

    National University of Singapore

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  • Assessing Global Water Megatrends

    The first book highlighting the future megatrends in water sector.

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  • Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    New and published books of the Series.

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  • Routledge Geography, Planning & Urban Studies

    Browse a selection of articles from some of our most influential auth [...]

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  • Series on Water Resources Development and Management

    New and forthcoming titles in the Series

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  • International Water Resources Association

    Editorial Team of the Water International Journal

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About us

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.